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Newport Probate File Papers

 Series
Identifier: 1636-1575

Scope and Contents

Newport Probate File Papers. Includes wills, inventories, mortgage deeds, administration of estates, appointment of trustees, power of attorney, guardianship, adoption of children / name changes, petitions, complaints & warrants from overseers of the poor, Rhode Island Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, etc.

Dates

  • 1741-1961
  • Majority of material found within 1850-1905

Creator

Language of Materials

English

Conditions Governing Access

No special restrictions unless otherwise specified.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright is in the public domain unless otherwise specified. We reserve the right to restrict reproduction of materials due to preservation concerns.

Extent

60.00 Cubic Feet

Abstract

File papers of cases administered by the court of Newport probate

Arrangement

Boxes 1 – 30 arranged by beginning letter of surname; Boxes 31 – 50 by assigned case numbers (#1 – 2134); Alphabetical electronic finding aid available (6,000+ entries)

Accruals

Accession 2005 – 03; We do not anticipate any accruals at this time.

Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script

Repository Details

Part of the Rhode Island State Archives Repository

Contact:
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Providence RI 02903 USA
401-222-2353