East Haven, New Haven County,
Town established May 1785,
Parent Town: New Haven
The East Haven Probate District was originally constituted August 1868 from the New Haven Probate District, but was annexed back in that district in 1883. The estate papers for this “old” East Haven district (August 1868-January 1883) are included with those of the New Haven Probate District. A “new” East Haven Probate District was constituted on January 5, 1955 from the New Haven Probate District. The East Haven Probate District merged with the North Haven Probate District to create the East Haven – North Haven Probate District which serves the municipalities of East Haven and North Haven.
Town of East Haven, Probate District chronology:
May 1785 – August 1868, New Haven District
August 1868 – January 1883, East Haven District
January 1883 – January 4, 1955, New Haven District
January 5, 1955 – January 4, 2011, East Haven District
January 5, 2011 – Present, East Haven – North Haven District
The probate files from the “old” East Haven District that existed from 1868 to 1883 are included with the New Have probate files at the Connecticut State Library.
For Probate Court contact information and hours of operation see, Probate Court Directory