Letters Testamentary Books

Book Contents

The Letters Testamentary Book contains an index by decedent's last name and the letters testamentary. The court grants the executor the authority to act on behalf of the estate in the letters testamentary. If there is a will, the legal representative is called an executor. An administrator is appointed by the court when there is no will, and the authority to act on behalf of the estate is granted by the court in the letters of administration. As of 1998, these letters are filed in the minutes book. A list of Letters Testamentary Books by date can be found below.

Information found in these books include:

  • Decedent's name
  • Date will was proven
  • Form in which will was proven (solemn or common)
  • Date will admitted to record by order
  • Executor's name
  • Whether or not inventory and returns are required
  • Name of probate judge
  • Date recorded

Books


Book Title
Dates
Indexed
Location
Original
Microprint
Letters Testamentary COctober 1892 - July 1927YesRR B9-3PV
Letters Testamentary DSeptember 1926 - March 1944YesRR D
Letters Testamentary EApril 1944 - September 1956YesRR B5 topPV
Letters Testamentary FSeptember 1956 - October 1964YesRR B5 topPV
Letters Testamentary GOctober 1964 - December 1970YesRR B5 topPV
Letters Testamentary HDecember 1970 - November 1975YesRR B5 topPV
Letters Testamentary INovember 1975 - February 1980YesRR B5 topPV
Letters Testamentary JFebruary 1980 - September 1983YesRR B5 topPV
Letters Testamentary KSeptember 1983 - July 1986YesRR B6 topPV
Letters Testamentary LJuly 1986 - July 1989YesPV
Letters Testamentary MJuly 1989 - February 1993YesPV
Letters Testamentary NFebruary 1993 - January 1997YesPV
Letters Testamentary OJanuary 1997 - December 1997YesPV

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