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 1757-1928

Probate files 1755-1939

Inventory Control Book 1755-1939


RG 004:125, Sharon 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 (Sharon District)
Title: Sharon Probate Court records
Dates: 1755-1939
Quantity: 44 cubic feet
Abstract: Record books, 1757-1928; Probate files, 1755-1939.
Identification: RG004_125
Accession: 1949-005 and 2011-040
Language: The records are in English.

Historical Note

Sharon, Litchfield County, Town established in October 1739

The Sharon Probate District was constituted June 6, 1846, from the Sharon Probate District. The Sharon Probate District merged with the Canaan, Cornwall, Norfolk, and Salisbury Probate Districts on January 1, 2007 to create the Northwest Corner Probate District. The Northwest Corner Probate District merged with the Harwinton, Litchfield, and Thomaston Probate Districts on January 5, 2011, to create the Litchfield Hills Probate District. The Litchfield Hills Probate District serves the municipalities of Canaan, Cornwall, Harwinton, Kent, Litchfield, Morris, Norfolk, North Canaan, Salisbury, Sharon, Thomaston, and Warren.

Town of Sharon, Probate District chronology:

October 1739 - October 1742, New Haven District
October 1742 - October 1755, Litchfield District
October 1755 - December 31, 2006, Sharon District
January 1, 2007 - January 4, 2011, Northwest Corner District
January 5, 2011 - Present, Litchfield Hills District

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

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Scope and Content

Probate record books, Volume 2-42, 1757-1928. Volume 1 was not transferred to the Connecticut State Library. Contact the probate court to access original record books after Volume 42. See Alternative Form Available note below.

Probate files, 1755-1939. Probate files may consist of estates, conservatorships, guardianships, commitments, and insolvencies. See Alternative Form Available note below.

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Arrangement

Record books in accession 2011-040 are numnbered 2 to 42. Volumes 2 to 25 are also designated by a letter B to Z, for example "B or 2", " C or 3", etc. Volume 26 is a General Index. There is a volume of wills numbered 1 and a volume of bonds that is unnumbered.

Probate files in accession 1949-005 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 2011-040, Record books, 1757-1928, is stored at an off-site facility and therefore may not be available on a same-day basis.

Probate files dated 1921 or later are RESTRICTED pending review by State Archives staff as they may contain confidential documents. Tax returns (succession, transfer and estate tax returns and all attachments) from January 1, 1921 and later are confidential per Connecticut General Statutes §12-15. Adoptions (all documents) from January 1, 1944 and later are confidential per Connecticut General Statutes §45a-754. Removals of parent as guardian of minor (all documents) and terminations of parental rights (all documents) from October 1, 1975 and later are confidential per Connecticut General Statutes §45a-754. Contact State Archives staff for assistance. Adoptions (all documents) from January 1, 1944 and later are confidential per Connecticut General Statutes §45a-754. Contact State Archives staff for assistance.

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 -- Sharon

Places:

Sharon (Conn.)

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Administrative Information

Alternative Form Available

Record books, volumes 2-24, 27-30, 32-33, 35, 37-39, 1847-1922; probate files 1755-1880 (Accession 1949-005); 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. Volumes 25-26, 31, 34, and 36 were not filmed.

Provenance

The probate files in accession 1949-005 were transferred to the Connecticut State Library on November 22, 1949.

The record books in accession 2011-040 were transferred to the Connecticut State Library on November 28, 2010.

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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 1949-005 are represented in this index.

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Container List

Record books, 1757-1928, Accession: 2011-040, 21 cubic feet (34 volumes)
Volume A or 1 was not transferred to the Connecticut State Library
Volume
Records, 1757-1762 B or 2
Records, 1757-1771 C or 3
Records, 1771-1776 D or 4
Records, 1777-1783 E or 5
Records, 1783-1787 F or 6
Records, 1787-1792 G or 7
Records, 1792-1799 H or 8
Records, 1799-1805 I or 9
Records, 1811-1813 L or 11
Records, 1813-1816 12
Records, 1816-1820 13
Records, 1820-1824 O or 14
Records, 1824-1826 P or 15
Records, 1826-1832 Q or 16
Records, 1832-1835 R or 17
Records, 1835-1838 S or 18
Records, 1838-1840 T or 19
Records, 1840-1843 U or 20
Records, 1843-1847 V or 21
Records, 1847-1855 W or 22
Records, 1855-1866 23
Records, 1866-1874 Y
Records, 1874-1878 Z or 25
Contains orders and decrees, 1874-1878 in beginning of book
Records, 1878-1881 26
Contains orders and decrees, 1878-1884 in beginning of book
Records, 1881-1887 27
On spine: "Manuscript"
Orders and decrees, 1884-1895 28
Records, 1887-1891 29
On spine: "Manuscript"
Records, 1891-1895 30
On spine: "Manuscript"
Orders and decrees, 1895-1908 31
Records, 1895-1899 32
On spine: "Manuscript"
Records, 1899-1903, 1907 33
On spine: "Manuscript"
Bonds, 1899-1928 34
Records, 1903-1909 35
On spine: "Manuscript"
Orders and decrees, 1908-1917 36
Records, 1908-1912 37
On spine: "Manuscript"
Records, 1912-1915 38
On spine: "Manuscript"
Records, 1915-1922 39
On spine: "Manuscript"
Orders and decrees, 1917-1924 40
Records, 1919-1921 41
On spine: "Manuscript"
Records, 1921-1923 42
On spine: "Manuscript"
Record of wills, 1857-1872 1
General index from vol 26 unnumbered
Bonds, 1880-1899 unnumbered
Probate files, 1755-1939, Accession: 1949-005, 23 cubic feet
Drawer
Abell - Berry, L. 1
Berry, M. - Carter 2
Cartwright - Collignan 3
Collins - Doyle 4
Drake - Fry 5
Fulford - Griswold, F. 6
Griswold, G. - Hollister, N. 7
Hollister, M. - Hotchkiss, F. 8
Hotchkiss, G. - Hubbell, J. 9
Hubbell, K. - Hutchings 10
Hutchinson - Jackson, P. 11
Jackson, Q. -Johnson, J. 12
Johnson, K. - Keeler 13
Kehoe - King 14
Kingsbury - Knibloe 15
Knibloes - Lambert, G. 16
Lambert, H. - Lango 17
Larkin - Levi 18
Lewis - Loper 19
Lord - Loveridge 20
Low - MacDonald 21
MacKelvey - Mallaby 22
Mallory - Mason 23
Masters - Mitchell 24
Monroe - Moulton 25
Mow - Northrup 26
Norton - Pardee, I. 27
Pardee, J. - Pease 28
Peck, A. - Peck, Z. 29
Peet - Perlee 30
Perry - Pierce 31
Pierson - Pratt 32
Prediger - Prindle, R. 33
Prindle, S. - Reed, B. 34
Reed, C. - Reed, M. 35
Reed, N. - Rinehardt 36
Ripley - Root, I. 37
Root, J. - Ryerson 38
Sabin - Sanford, C. 39
Sanford, D. - Sedgwick, C. 40
Sedgwick, D. - Skiff, H. 41
Skiff, I. - Smith, F. 42
Smith, G. - Smith, R. 43
Smith, S. - Stahovec 44
Stanton - Stoddard, H. 45
Stoddard, I. - Sutton 46
Swain - Taylor, D. 47
Taylor, E. - Ticknor, L. 48
Ticknor, M. - Treadway, B. 49
Treadway - Waitt, Anna 50
Waitt, Arthur - Wells 51
Welton - Wike, F. 52
Wike, G. - Winchester 53
Winegar - Woodward, I. 54
Woodward, J. - Zinn 55
Inventory Control Book, 1755-1939, Accession: T003073
Index of probate files in accession 1949-005
Also known as the Godard Digest