TABLE OF CONTENTS


Overview of the Collection

Historical Note

Scope and Content

Arrangement

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Other Finding Aid

Container List

Record books 1847-1981

Probate files 1846-1908

Inventory Control Book 1846-1908


RG 004:108, Oxford Probate Court

Inventory of Records

Finding aid prepared by Connecticut State Library staff.

Copyright © 2012 by the Connecticut State Library


Overview of the Collection

Repository: Connecticut State Library
Creator: Connecticut. Probate Court (Oxford District)
Title: Oxford Probate Court records
Dates: 1846-1981
Quantity: 11.5 cubic feet
Abstract: Record books, 1847-1981; Probate files, 1846-1908.
Identification: RG004_108
Accession: 1911-007 and 2012-025
Language: The records are in English.

Historical Note

Oxford, New Haven County, Town established in October 1798, Parent Towns: Derby and Southbury

The Oxford Probate District was constituted June 4, 1846, from the New Haven Probate District. The Oxford Probate District merged with the Roxbury, Southbury, and Washington, and Woodbury Probate Districts on January 5, 2011 to create the Region # 22 Probate District which serves the municipalities of Bethlehem, Oxford, Roxbury, Southbury, Washington, Watertown, and Woodbury.

Town of Oxford, Probate District chronology:

October 1798 - June 3, 1846, New Haven District
June 4, 1846 - January 4, 2011, Oxford District
January 5, 2011 - Present, Region # 22 District

For Probate Court contact information and hours of operation see, Probate Court Directory.

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Scope and Content

Probate record books, Volumes 1-12, 1847-1981. Contact the probate court to access original record books after Volume 12. See Alternative Form Available note below.

Probate files, 1846-1908. Probate files may consist of estates, conservatorships, guardianships, commitments, and insolvencies. See Alternative Form Available note below.

Inventory control book, 1846-1908 (coverage). Also known as the Godard Digest, it is a list of probate files transferred to the Connecticut State Library. It was compiled at the Connecticut State Library under the direction of State Librarian George S. Godard.

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Arrangement

Record books are numbered from 1 to 12. There is also a bond volume numbered 2.

Probate files in accession 1911-007 are arranged alphabetically.

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Researchers should first consult use copies when available. See Alternate Form Available Section below.

Accession 2012-025, Record books, 1847-1981, are stored at an off-site facility and therefore may not be available on a same-day basis.

See the Rules and Procedures for Researchers Using Archival Records and Secured Collections policy.

Restrictions on Use

See the Reproduction and Publications of State Library Collections policy.

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Index Terms

Subjects:

Probate records -- Connecticut -- Oxford

Places:

Oxford (Conn.)

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Administrative Information

Alternative Form Available

Record books, volumes 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 1842-1917, probate files, 1853-1880; and inventory control book (Godard Digest) were microfilmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah and are available for use in the History and Genealogy reading room or through the LDS Family History Centers.

Provenance

The probate files in accession 1911-007 were transferred to the Connecticut State Library on the following dates (with date span of files): December 20, 1911 (1846-1908).

The record books in accession 2012-025 were transferred to the Connecticut State Library on March 12, 2012.

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Other Finding Aid

Record Books: Index cards for the record books have been scanned. Ask History and Genealogy staff for assistance. See Alternate Form Available section for volumes available on microfilm.

Probate Files: The Probate Estate Papers Index, located in the index corridor adjacent to the History and Genealogy Reading Room, has two parts, a general index covering most of the state, and a Hartford Probate District index covering Hartford and some surrounding towns, 1820-1920. The index cards are arranged alphabetically by individual's last name and first names. The cards have the individual's name, town of residence, probate district, and list of items contained in the estate packet. To request retrieval of an estate packet, copy at least the estate name, file date, and probate district name from the index card. The probate files in Accession 1911-007 are represented in this index.

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Container List

Record books, 1847-1981, Accession: 2012-025, 7.5 cubic feet (13 volumes)
Volume
Records, 1847-1866 1
Records, 1854-1869 2
Orders and decrees, 1862-1882 3
On spine: "Records"
Records, 1860-1872 4
Records, 1879-1883 5
Orders and decrees, 1882-1911 6
On spine: "Records"
Records, 1890-1897 7
Records, 1900-1910 8
On spine: "Manuscript"
Records, 1910-1917 9
On spine: "Manuscript"
Orders and decrees, 1910-1942 10
On spine: "Records"
Records, 1917-1929 11
On spine: "Manuscript"
Bonds, 1881-1962 12
Bonds, 1962-1981 2
Probate files, 1846-1908, Accession: 1911-007, 4 cubic feet
Drawer
Abbott - Fenn 1
Flagg - Perry, G. 2
Perry, H. - Sutton 3
Talmadge - Z; Miscellaneous 4
Inventory Control Book, 1846-1908, Accession: T003073
Index of probate files in accession 1911-007
Date span is coverage
Also known as the Godard Digest