TABLE OF CONTENTS


Overview of the Collection

Historical Note

Scope and Content

Arrangement

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Other Finding Aid

Container List

Probate files 1776-1909

Inventory Control Book 1776-1909


RG 004:148, Wallingford 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 (Wallingford District)
Title: Wallingford Probate Court records
Dates: 1776-1909
Quantity: 24.25 cubic feet
Abstract: Record books, None; Probate files, 1776-1909.
Identification: RG004_148
Accession: 1922-003
Language: The records are in English.

Historical Note

Wallingford, New Haven County, Town established in 1670, Parent Town: New Haven

The Wallingford Probate District was constituted May 1776 from the Guilford and New Haven Probate Districts. It also served the following municipalities at various times: Cheshire, May 1780 - May 26, 1829; Meriden, May 1806 - June 2, 1836; North Branford, May 1831 - April 13, 1937 (covering Northford Society); Prospect, May 1827 - May 26, 1829. The Wallingford Probate District serves the municipality of Wallingford.

Town of Wallingford, Probate District chronology:

May 1670 - May 1776, New haven County Court & District
May 1776 - Present, Wallingford District

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

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Scope and Content

Probate record books, None. Contact the probate court to access original record books. See Alternative Form Available note below.

Probate files, 1776-1909. Probate files may consist of estates, conservatorships, guardianships, commitments, and insolvencies. See Alternative Form Available note below.

Inventory control book, 1776-1909 (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

Probate files in accession 1922-003 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.

Probate files from 1921-1946 are RESTRICTED 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. 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 -- Cheshire
Probate records -- Connecticut -- Meriden
Probate records -- Connecticut -- North Branford
Probate records -- Connecticut -- Prospect
Probate records -- Connecticut -- Wallingford

Places:

Cheshire (Conn.)
Meriden (Conn.)
North Branford (Conn.)
Prospect (Conn.)
Wallingford (Conn.)

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Administrative Information

Alternative Form Available

Record books, volumes 1-18, 20, 22-23, 25-31, 1776-1893; probate files, 1776-1880; 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 1922-003 were transferred to the Connecticut State Library on the following dates (with date span of files): October 31, 1922 (1776-1854); March 1, 1930 (1796-1873); August 6, 1937 (1862-1892); July 8, 1949 (1880-1909). They were interfiled into one alphabetic sequence.

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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. Note: CSL does not hold any original record books. 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 1922-003 are represented in this index.

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Container List

Probate files, 1776-1909, Accession: 1922-003, 24.25 cubic feet
Drawer
Abanatha - Andrews, A. 1
Andrews, B. - Appletree 2
Arnold - Atwater, S. 3
Atwater, T. - Austin, Joel 4
Austin, John - Barker, J. 5
Barker, K. - Bartholomew, S. 6
Bartholomew, T. - Beecher 7
Beers - Blakeslee, J. 8
Blakeslee, K. - Bridgett 9
Bristol - Brooks, E. 10
Brooks, F. - Bunnell, I. 11
Bunnell, J. - Camp 12
Cannon - Chittenden 13
Clark - Conroy 14
Cook, A. - Cook, J. 15
Cook, K. - Cook, Z. 16
Cooney - Culver, B. 17
Culver, C. - Curtis 18
Cutler - Doolittle, Almon 19
Doolittle, Amasa - Doolittle, J. 20
Doolittle, K. - Durrow 21
Dutton - Fields 22
Fillows - Ford 23
Foster - Fowler, J. 24
Fowler, K. - Gannon 25
Gardel - Hall, Abigail 26
Hall, Abner - Hall, Benjamin 27
Hall, Caleb - Hall, Esther V. 28
Hall, Eunice - Hall, Joel 29
Hall, John - Hall, Lyman 30
Hall, M. - Hall, Samuel 31
Hall, Sarah - Harland 32
Harmon - Hawley, I. 33
Hawley, J. - Hitchcock, D. 34
Hitchcock, E. - Honeycomb 35
Hopson - Hotchkiss, L. 36
Hotchkiss, M. - Hough, N. 37
Hough, O. - Hull, I. 38
Hull, J. - Humiston 39
Hungerford - Ives, H. 40
Ives, I. - Ives, Z. 41
Jack - Johnson, Isaac 42
Johnson, Israel - Johnson, Z. 43
Jones - Kennedy 44
Kenney - Leavitt 45
Lee - Linsley, H. 46
Linsley, I. - MacCarthy, K. 47
MacCarthy, M. - Maltby, H. 48
Maltby, I. - Mattews 49
Mattoon - Merriman, Elisha 50
Merriman, Elizabeth - Miller 51
Milliken - Morse, Harriet 52
Morse, Heman - Moulton 53
Munson, A. - Munson, S. 54
Munson, T. - Nott 55
Noyes - Pardy 56
Parker - Parmelee 57
Parsons - Pfannekuchen 58
Phelon - Potter, M. 59
Potter, N. - Rice, E. 60
Rice, F. - Roff 61
Rogers - Sanford, H. 62
Sanford, I. - Smith, Elisha 63
Smith, Ephraim - Stevens, G. 64
Stevens, H. - Taylor 65
Terrill - Todd 66
Touhey - Tuttle, M. 67
Tuttle, N. - Tyler, N. 68
Tyler, O. - Watrous 69
Watson - Wilkins 70
Williams - Wooding, G. 71
Wooding, H. - Yale, E. 72
Yale, F. - Z.; Miscellaneous 73
Inventory Control Book, 1776-1909, Accession: T003073
Index of the four accessions of probate files now merged into accession 1922-003
Also known as the Godard Digest