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 1769-1942

Probate files 1769-1906

Inventory Control Book 1769-1906

Probate files 1907-1928


RG 004:128, Simsbury Probate Court

Inventory of Records

Finding aid prepared by Connecticut State Library staff.

Copyright © 2013 by the Connecticut State Library


Overview of the Collection

Repository: Connecticut State Library
Creator: Connecticut. Probate Court (Simsbury District)
Title: Simsbury Probate Court records
Dates: 1769-1942
Quantity: 35 cubic feet
Abstract: Record books, 1769-1942; Probate files, 1769-1928.
Identification: RG004_128
Accession: 1913-007 and 2011-004
Language: The records are in English.

Historical Note

The Simsbury Probate District was constituted May 1769, from the Hartford Probate District. It also served the following municipalities at various times: Barkhamsted, May 1769 - May 1825; Canton, May 1806 - June 6, 1841; Colebrook, May 1769 - May 1779; Granby, October 1786 - May 1807; Hartland, May 1765 - May 1807; New Hartford, October 1800 - May 1825; and Winchester, May 1769 - May 1779. The Simsbury Probate District merged on January 5, 2011 with the Avon, Canton, and Granby Probate Districts to create the Simsbury Regional Probate District which serves the municipalities of Avon, Canton, Granby, and Simsbury.

Town of Simsbury, Probate District chronology:

May 1670 - May 1769, Hartford District
May 1769 - January 4, 2011, Simsbury District
January 5, 2011 - Present, Simsbury Regional 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 1-51, 1769-1942. Contact the probate court to access original record books numbered after 51. See Alternative Form Available note below.

Probate files, 1769-1928. Probate files may consist of estates, conservatorships, guardianships, commitments, and insolvencies. See Alternative Form Available note below.

Inventory control book, 1769-1906 (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 in accession 2011-004 are numnbered 1 to 51. There is also an unnumbered volume of bonds.

Probate files in accessions 1913-007 and 2011-004 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 2011-004, Record books, 1769-1942 and probate files, 1907-1928, 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 -- Barkhamsted
Probate records -- Connecticut -- Canton
Probate records -- Connecticut -- Colebrook
Probate records -- Connecticut -- Granby
Probate records -- Connecticut -- Hartland
Probate records -- Connecticut -- New Hartford
Probate records -- Connecticut -- Simsbury
Probate records -- Connecticut -- Winchester

Places:

Barkhamsted (Conn.)
Canton (Conn.)
Colebrook (Conn.)
Granby (Conn.)
Hartland (Conn.)
New Hartford (Conn.)
Simsbury (Conn.)
Winchester (Conn.)

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Administrative Information

Alternative Form Available

Record books, volumes 1-29, 1769-1917; probate files, 1769-1906 (Accession 1913-007); 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 1913-007 were transferred to the Connecticut State Library on the following dates (with date span of files): December 5, 1913 (1769-1906).

The record books and probate files in accession 2011-004 were transferred to the Connecticut State Library on July 15, 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 1913-007 are represented in this index.

Probate Files: The History and Genealogy reference staff has access to an index for the probate files in accession 2011-004.

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Container List

Record books, 1769-1942, Accession: 2011-004, 19 cubic feet (52 volumes)
Volume
Records, 1769-1780 1
Records, 1779-1795 2
Records, 1794-1800 3
Records, 1800-1805 4
Records, 1805-1808 5
Records, 1808-1814 6
Records, 1812-1816 7
Records, 1816-1821 8
Records, 1821-1826 9
Records, 1825-1830 10
Records, 1828-1839 11
Records, 1831-1838 12
Records, 1838-1842 13
Records, 1839-1846 14
Records, 1846-1852 15
Records, 1852-1871 16
Records, 1861-1866 17
Records, 1864-1873 18
Records, 1869-1874 19
Records, 1874-1878 20
Records, 1877-1885 21
Records, 1883-1889 22
Records, 1888-1894 23
Records, 1892-1896 24
Records, 1897-1904 25
Records, 1904-1908 26
Records, 1908-1912 27
Records, 1911-1915 28
Records, 1911-1917 29
Records, 1916-1921 30
Records, 1923-1924 31
Records, 1924-1925 32
Records, 1927-1929 33
Records, 1928 34
Records, 1928-1929 35
Records, 1929-1930 36
Records, 1929-1934 37
Records, 1930-1931 38
Records, 1932-1933 39
Records, 1932 40
Records, 1931-1937 41
Records, 1931-1941 42
Records, 1942 43
Records, 1942 44
Records, 1933 45
Records, 1941 46
Records, 1935 47
Records, 1936 48
Records, 1936-1937 49
Records, 1936-1937 50
Records, 1938 51
Bonds, 1881-1913 unnumbered
Probate files, 1769-1906, Accession: 1913-007, 15.5 cubic feet
Drawer
Abbe- Alderman, D. 1
Alderman, E. - Ames 2
Andrews - Bacon, E. 3
Bacon, F. - Barber, J. 4
Barber, K. - Bates 5
Beech - Booth 6
Borden - Brown, N. 7
Brown, O. - Carter 8
Case, Aaron - Case, Austin 9
Case, B. - Case, G. 10
Case, H. - Case, Levi 11
Case, Linus - Case, Simeon 12
Case, Solomon - Clifford 13
Coe - Cornish, John 14
Cornish, Joseph - Derby 15
Dewey - Ely, C. 16
Ely, D. - Ensign, D. 17
Ensign, E. - Frazier, C. 18
Frazier, D. - Gillet 19
Gilman - Goodwin, Mary 20
Goodwin, Michael - Griswold, D. 21
Griswold, E. - Hays, B. 22
Hays, C. - Hodgkin 23
Holcomb, A. - Holcomb, S. 24
Holcomb, T. - Hoskins, V. 25
Hoskins, W. - Humphrey, Ellen 26
Humphrey, Esther - Humphrey, M. 27
Humphrey, N. - Johnson 28
Jones - Latimer, E. 29
Latimer, D. - MacGlenchie 30
MacIntyre - Mason, L. 31
Mason, R. - Mills, C. 32
Mills, D. - Morgan 33
Morse - Munigle 34
Munrow - Payson 35
Pease - Pettibone, M. 36
Phelps, George O. 37
Phelps, George O. - Pike 38
Pinney - Ransom 39
Rathbun - Rutherford 40
Sage - Sisson 41
Skinner - Stebbins, S. 42
Stebbins, T. - Terry, R. 43
Terry, S. - Tuller, C. 44
Tuller, D. - Warren 45
Waters - Wilcox, L. 46
Wilcox, M. - Z.; Miscellaneous 47
Inventory Control Book, 1769-1906, Accession: T003073
Index of probate files in accession 1913-007
Also known as the Godard Digest
Probate files, 1907-1928, Accession: 2011-004, .5 cubic feet
Box
Probate files 1
Surnames range from Vizner to Zura.