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 1832-1965, bulk 1832-1924

Probate files 1832-1986, bulk 1832-1976


RG 004:150, Washington 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 (Washington District)
Title: Washington Probate Court records
Dates: 1832-1986, bulk 1832-1976
Quantity: 43 cubic feet
Abstract: Record books, 1832-1924; Bond record books, 1881-1965; Probate files, 1832-1986, bulk 1832-1976.
Identification: RG004_150
Accession: 2011-044, 2012-026
Language: The records are in English.

Historical Note

Washington, Litchfield County, Town established in May 1779, Parent Towns: Kent, Litchfield, New Milford, and Woodbury

The Washington Probate District was constituted May 22, 1832, from the Litchfield and Woodbury Probate Districts. The Washington Probate District merged with the Oxford, Roxbury, Southbury, 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 Washington, Probate District chronology:

January 1779 - May 1832, Litchfield District
January 1779 - May 21, 1832, Woodbury District (covered Judea Society, i.e. the parts of town taken from New Milford and Woodbury)
May 22, 1832 - January 4, 2011, Washington 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 1-16, 1832-1965. Contact the probate court to access original record books after volume 16. See Alternative Form Available note below.

Probate files, 1832-1986, bulk 1832-1976. Probate files may consist of estates, conservatorships, guardianships, commitments, and insolvencies.

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Arrangement

Record books in accession 2012-026 are numbered from 1-16.

Probate files in accession 2011-044 are arranged in two alphabetic sequences. The first sequence in boxes 1 through 12 contains files that are tri-folded and cover 1832-1951, bulk 1832-1943. The second sequence in boxes 13 through 35 contains file folders and covers 1893-1986, bulk 1920-1976.

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

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

Accession 2012-026, Record books, 1832-1965, and Accession 2011-044, Probate files, 1832-1986, are stored at an off-site facility and therefore may not be available on a same-day basis.

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 -- Washington

Places:

Washington (Conn.)

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Administrative Information

Alternative Form Available

Record books, volumes 1-3, 5, 7, 9-10, 13, 1832-1917, 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 record books in accession 2012-026 were transferred to the Connecticut State Library on March 12, 2012.

The probate files in accession 2011-044 were transferred to the Connecticut State Library on November 19, 2010 and January 20, 2011.

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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 History and Genealogy reference staff has access to an index for the files in accession 2011-044.

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Container List

Record books, 1832-1965, bulk 1832-1924, Accession: 2012-026, 8 cubic feet (16 volumes)
Volume
Records, 1832-1846 1
Records, 1846-1855 2
On spine: "Manuscript"
Records, 1856-1882 3
On spine: "Manuscript"
Decrees, 1869-1888 4
On spine: "Records"
Records, 1871-1883 5
On spine: "Manuscript"
Bonds, 1881-1910 6
Records, 1883-1892 7
On spine: "Manuscript"
Decrees, 1888-1902 8
On spine: "Manuscript"
Records, 1892-1897 9
On spine: "Manuscript"
Records, 1898-1904 10
Decrees, 1902-1913 11
Records, 1904-1910 12
Records, 1910-1917 13
Bonds, 1911-1965 14
Decrees, 1913-1924 15
Records, 1917-1924 16
Probate files, 1832-1986, bulk 1832-1976, Accession: 2011-044, 35 cubic feet
Box
Abbott - Black, R. 1
Black, T. - Calhoun, Henry 2
Calhoun, Herman - Crofut 3
Crother - Gear 4
Geer - Hickox, L. 5
Hickoc, M. - Kinney, D. 6
Kinney, E. - Mitchell, E. 7
Mitchell, H. - Pendleton 8
Perkins - Seeley, A. 9
Seeley, B. - Titus, L. 10
Titus, S. - Wilson 11
Winters - Zumph 12
Aal - Baldwin 13
Barley - Barnes, Hattie 14
Barnes, Hattie - Blixt 15
Boles - Brassert 16
Brick - Buxton 17
Cable - Conroy, M. 18
Conroy, W. - Dodd 19
Dougal - Findlay 20
Finn - Greene 21
Greenslag - Hinchliffe 22
Hinchman - Jagger, H. 23
Jagger, L. - Kennedy 24
Kenney - Lamson 25
Landi - McGrath 26
McGugan - Neergaard 27
Nelson - Placek, A. 28
Placek, L. - Rushmore, David 29
Rushmore, David, trust accounting 30
Russell - Signor 31
Sjonost - Taylor, Ellen 32
Taylor, Eugene - Voss 33
Wachcic - Wightman 34
Wilbur - Zumph 35