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Research Guide to Connecticut Probate Districts

Please Note: Due to recent changes in the probate court districts, we no longer have the most up-to-date information about locations and hours for Connecticut's probate courts available in this research guide. Please consult the Probate Court Directory for court locations and contact information.

Kent
Litchfield County, Town established in October 1739

Kent Probate District was constituted May 26, 1831, from the Litchfield Probate District. The Kent Probate District presently serves the town of Kent.

Town of Kent, Probate District chronology:

October 1739-October 1742 Hartford District
October 1742-October 1755 Litchfield District
October 1755-May 1786 Litchfield District (covered the Society of East Greenwich only, which became the Town of Warren, May 1786)
October 1755-May 1787 Sharon District
May 1787-May 25, 1831 New Milford District
May 26, 1831-Present Kent District

Estate Papers
Indexes: 1831-1928 included in the General Probate Index at CSL.
Originals: 1831-1928 at CSL.
Microfilms: 1831-1915 at CSL, and available through LDS Family History Centers.

Probate Court Record Books
Originals: None at CSL, contact probate court.
Microfilms: 1832-1929 at CSL, and available through LDS Family History Centers.

Inventory Control Book
1831-1928

Killingly
Windham County, Town established in May 1708

Killingly Probate District was constituted June 4, 1830, from the Pomfret and Plainfield Probate Districts. The Killingly Probate District currently serves Killingly. Probate records for the Years 1830 to ca. 1845 were burned.

Town of Killingly, Probate District chronology:

May 1708-October 1719 New London District
October 1719-May 1747 Windham District
May 1747-June 1830 Plainfield District
May 1752-June 3, 1830 Pomfret District (covered the two north societies of Killingly, which were later to become the Towns of Putnam & Thompson)
June 4, 1830-Present Killingly District

Estate Papers
Indexes: ca. 1845-1914 included in the General Probate Index at CSL.
Originals: ca. 1845-1914 at CSL.
Microfilms: 1845-1915 at CSL, and available through LDS Family History Centers.

Probate Court Record Books
Originals: None at CSL, contact probate court.
Microfilms: 1835-1920 at CSL; also index for years 1830-1986, and available through LDS Family History Centers.

Inventory Control Book
1845-1914

Killingworth
Middlesex County, Town established May 1667

Killingworth Probate District was constituted June 3, 1834, from the Saybrook (now Chester) Probate District. The Killingworth Probate District name changed to Clinton Probate District May 28, 1838, and changed back to Killingworth June 1, 1842. The Killingworth Probate District currently serves Killingworth.

Town of Killingworth, Probate District chronology:

1667-October 1719 New London District
October 1719-May 1780 Guilford District
May 1780-June 1834 Saybrook District
June 1834-May 1838 Killingworth District
May 28, 1838-May 31, 1842 Clinton "old" District (Temporary name of Killingworth District)
June 1, 1842-Present Killingworth District

Estate Papers
Indexes: Not included in the General Probate Index at CSL.
Originals: None at CSL, contact probate court.
Microfilms: 1834-1915 at CSL, and available through LDS Family History Centers.

Probate Court Record Books
Originals: None at CSL, contact probate court.
Microfilms: 1834-1938 at CSL, and available through LDS Family History Centers.

Inventory Control Book
1834-1921

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