Fairfield Probate Court records
Scope and Content
Record books, Volumes 1-10, 1648-1755. Contact the probate court to access original record books after Volume 10. See Alternative Form Available note below.
Probate files, 1649-1911. Probate files may consist of estates, conservatorships, guardianships, commitments, and insolvencies. See Alternative Form Available note below.
- Creation: 1648-1911
Language of Materials
The records are in English.
Restrictions on Access
Researchers should first consult use copies when available. See Alternate Form Available Section below.
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.
Fairfield, Fairfield County, Town established 1639
The Fairfield Probate District was constituted May 1666 session, as a County Court. The Fairfield Probate District serves the municipality of Fairfield. It also served the following municipalities at various times: Danbury, October 1687 - May 1744; Greenwich, May 1666 - May 1728; New Canaan, May 1801 - May 1802; New Fairfield, May 1740 - May 1744; Newtown, October 1711 - May 1744; Norwalk, May 1666 - May 1802; Redding, May 1767 - January 1782; Ridgefield, October 1709 - May 1728; Stamford, May 1666 - May 1728; Stratford, May 1666 - May 1782; Weston, October 1787 - May 21, 1832; Woodbury, 1698 - October 1719.
Town of Fairfield, Probate District chronology:
1639 - circa 1648, Hartford Colonial Jurisdiction
Circa 1648 - May 1666, Fairfield Particular Court
May 1666 - Present, Fairfield County Court & District
For Probate Court contact information and hours of operation see, Probate Court Directory.
35.5 cubic feet
Record books, 1648-1755; Probate files, 1649-1911.
Record books are numbered consecutively from 1 to 10.
Probate files are arranged alphabetically in one series.
Other Finding Aid
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 1929-003 are represented in this index.
The probate files in accession 1929-003 were transferred to the Connecticut State Library on the following dates (with date span of files): December 9, 1929 (1649-1911); March 27, 1936 (1693-1838). They were interfiled into one alphabetic sequence.
The record books in accession 1929-004 were transferred to the Connecticut State Library on December 9, 1929.
Alternative Form Available
Record books, Volumes 1-39, 41-42, 44-45, 48-50, 52-53, 55-56, 58-63, 1648-1916; probate files, 1648-1880; 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.
- Danbury (Conn.)
- Fairfield (Conn.)
- Greenwich (Conn.)
- New Canaan (Conn.)
- New Fairfield (Conn.)
- Newtown (Conn.)
- Norwalk (Conn.)
- Redding (Conn.)
- Ridgefield (Conn.)
- Stamford (Conn.)
- Stratford (Conn.)
- Weston (Conn.)
- Woodbury (Conn.)
- Probate records -- Connecticut -- Danbury
- Probate records -- Connecticut -- Fairfield
- Probate records -- Connecticut -- Greenwich
- Probate records -- Connecticut -- New Canaan
- Probate records -- Connecticut -- New Fairfield
- Probate records -- Connecticut -- Newtown
- Probate records -- Connecticut -- Norwalk
- Probate records -- Connecticut -- Redding
- Probate records -- Connecticut -- Ridgefield
- Probate records -- Connecticut -- Stamford
- Probate records -- Connecticut -- Stratford
- Probate records -- Connecticut -- Weston
- Probate records -- Connecticut -- Woodbury
- RG 004:051, Fairfield Probate Court
- Inventory of Records
- Finding aid prepared by Connecticut State Library staff.
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Part of the Connecticut State Library Repository