Vermont, Washington County, Probate Estate Files, 1862-1915 is a free collection at FamilySearch with images of probate estate files from the Washington District Probate Court in Montpelier, Vermont.

 

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What Can I Learn from Probate Records?

 

These records may include:

  • Name of testator or deceased
  • Names of heirs such as a spouse, children, and other relatives or friends
  • Name of executor, administrator, or guardian
  • Names of witnesses
  • Residence of testator
  • Dates the documents were written and recorded (Used to approximate event dates, i.e. a will was usually written near the time of death)
  • Description and value of personal property or land owned by the deceased

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