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Research Guide to Connecticut Probate Districts

Danbury
Fairfield County, Town settled 1685, named October 1687

Danbury Probate District was constituted May session, 1744, from the Fairfield Probate District. Danbury Probate District currently serves Danbury.

Present location of probate court: City Hall, 155 Deer Hill Ave., Danbury CT, 06810.
Hours: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Telephone: 203 797-4521.

City of Danbury, Probate District chronology:

October 1687-May 1744 Fairfield District
May 1744-Present Danbury District

Estate Papers
Indexes: 1756-1891 in General Probate Index at CSL.
Originals: 1756-1891 at CSL.
Microfilms: 1756-1891 at CSL, and available through LDS Family History Centers.

Probate Court Record Books
Originals: None at CSL, contact probate court.
Microfilms: 1739-1916 at CSL, and available through LDS Family History Centers.

Inventory Control Book
1756-1891

Darien
Fairfield County, Town established May 1820, Parent Town: Stamford

Darien Probate District was constituted May 18, 1921, from the Stamford Probate District. The Darien Probate District currently serves the Town of Darien.

Present location of probate court: Town Hall, 2 Renshaw Rd, Darien CT, 06820.
Hours: 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 1:30-4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday; 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., July through Labor Day.
Telephone: 203 656-7342.

Town of Darien, Probate District chronology:

May 1820-May 17, 1921 Stamford District
May 18, 1921-Present Darien District

Estate Papers
Indexes: Not included in General Probate Index at CSL.
Originals: None at CSL, contact probate court.
Microfilms: None at CSL.

Probate Court Record Books
Originals: None at CSL, contact probate court.
Microfilms: None at CSL.

Inventory Control Book
None

Deep River
Middlesex County, (Name of town was Saybrook until 1947) Town established in 1635, named Saybrook in 1639

Deep River Probate District was constituted January 5, 1949, from the Saybrook Probate District. Deep River Probate District currently serves Deep River.

Present location of probate court: Town Hall, P.O. Box 391, 174 Main St., Deep River CT, 06417.
Hours: 9 a.m.-12 Noon, 1-4 p.m., Tuesday and Friday, and by appointment.
Telephone: 860 526-6026.

Town of Deep River, Probate District chronology:

1635-May 1666 Hartford Colony Jurisdiction
May 1666-October 1719 New London County Court & District
October 1719-May 1780 Guilford District
May 1780-January 4, 1949 Saybrook District
January 5, 1949-Present Deep River District

Estate Papers
Indexes: Not included in General Probate Index at CSL.
Originals: None at CSL, contact probate court.
Microfilms: None at CSL.

Probate Court Record Books
Originals: None at CSL, contact probate court.
Microfilms: None at CSL.

Inventory Control Book
None

Derby
New Haven County, Town established in 1675 (settled 1651)

Derby Probate District was constituted July 4, 1858 from the New Haven Probate District. Presently covers the towns of Ansonia, Derby, and Seymour.

Present location of probate court: Derby Probate District, City Hall, Ansonia, CT 06401.
Hours: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday; Saturday by appointment only.
Telephone 203 734-1277.

Town of Derby, Probate District chronology:

May 1675-July 3, 1858 New Haven District
July 4, 1858-Present Derby District

Estate Papers
Indexes: None at CSL.
Originals: 1858-1900 at CSL.
Microfilms: 1858-1880 at CSL, and available through LDS Family History Centers.

Probate Court Record Books
Originals: None at CSL, contact probate court.
Microfilms: 1858-1916 at CSL, and available through LDS Family History Centers.

Inventory Control Book
None

Durham
Middlesex County, Town settled 1699, named May 1704 and incorporated October 1708

Middletown Probate District was constituted May 1752 session, from the Hartford, Guilford and East Haddam Probate Districts. The Middletown Probate District presently serves the Towns of Middletown, Cromwell, Durham, and Middlefield.

Present location of probate court: 94 Court St., Middletown CT, 06457.
Hours: 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Telephone: 860 347-7424; FAX 860 346-1520.

Town of Durham, Probate District chronology:

May 1708-October 1719 New Haven District
October 1719-May 1752 Guilford District
May 1752-Present Middletown District

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