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The Windham County, CT County Court Records, 1726-1732: Abstracts of Volume I
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Marcella Pasay. Index, 184 pp. Looking for a lost ancestor in Windham County, CT? Puzzled because land records seem to be missing? Could be they're noted in one of the over eighteen hundred lawsuits, petitions, and appointments abstracted from these early court records. This work offers abstracts of never before published court records from a rather obscure source-an excellent resource for the pre-census era. The residences of plaintiffs, defendants and petitioners are noted along with their occupations and even familial relationships in some instances. Cases include: Debts, issue of tanning and tavern licenses, property attachments, thefts, trespassing, fornication, and petitions for new highways, just to name a few. All the towns of early Windham County are represented, plus towns in neighboring counties and states (MA, RI & NY). The index includes every person named, every location mentioned, and each type of suit in the work. Not only are litigants indexed, but anyone named in a suit or petition, including court officials. This is an excellent research tool for those who are unable to visit the archives and a shortcut to poring over old, under-indexed volumes with faded script. [P1683-H]