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RG 004:031, Cornwall Probate Court
Inventory of Records
Finding aid prepared by Connecticut State Library staff.
Copyright © 2011 by the Connecticut State Library
Cornwall, Litchfield County, Town established in May 1740
The Cornwall Probate District was constituted June 15, 1847, from the Litchfield Probate District. The Cornwall Probate District merged with the Canaan, Norfolk, Salisbury, and Sharon Probate Districts on January 1, 2007 to create the Northwest Corner Probate District. The Northwest Corner Probate District merged with the Harwinton, Litchfield, and Thomaston Probate Districts on January 5, 2011, to create the Litchfield Hills Probate District. The Litchfield Hills Probate District serves the municipalities of Canaan, Cornwall, Harwinton, Kent, Litchfield, Morris, Norfolk, North Canaan, Salisbury, Sharon, Thomaston, and Warren.
Town of Cornwall, Probate District chronology:
May 1740 - October 1742, Hartford District
For Probate Court contact information and hours of operation see, Probate Court Directory.
Probate record books, Volumes, 1-10, 12 and unnumbered volume, 1847-1972. Contact the probate court to access original record books after Volume 12. See Alternative Form Available note below.
Probate files, none.
Record books are numbered consecutively from 1 to 10. There is an unnumbered volume of bonds and Volume 12 is the second volume of bonds.
Wills in accession 2013-012 are arranged in two alphabetic sequences as received from the probate court.
Restrictions on Access
Researchers should first consult use copies when available. See Alternate Form Available Section below.
Accession 2011-037, Record books, 1847-1972, and Accession 2013-012, Wills, 1845-2007, are stored at an off-site facility and therefore may not be available on a same-day basis.
Restrictions on Use
See the Reproduction and Publications of State Library Collections policy.
Probate records -- Connecticut -- Cornwall
Record books, Volumes 1-10, 1847-1929 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.
The record books in accession 2011-037 were transferred to the Connecticut State Library on October 28, 2010.
The wills in accession 2013-012 were transferred to the Connecticut State Library on September 24, 2012.
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 wills in accession 2013-012.