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 C October 1892 - July 1927 Yes RR B9-3 PV
Letters Testamentary D September 1926 - March 1944 Yes RR D
Letters Testamentary E April 1944 - September 1956 Yes RR B5 top PV
Letters Testamentary F September 1956 - October 1964 Yes RR B5 top PV
Letters Testamentary G October 1964 - December 1970 Yes RR B5 top PV
Letters Testamentary H December 1970 - November 1975 Yes RR B5 top PV
Letters Testamentary I November 1975 - February 1980 Yes RR B5 top PV
Letters Testamentary J February 1980 - September 1983 Yes RR B5 top PV
Letters Testamentary K September 1983 - July 1986 Yes RR B6 top PV
Letters Testamentary L July 1986 - July 1989 Yes PV
Letters Testamentary M July 1989 - February 1993 Yes PV
Letters Testamentary N February 1993 - January 1997 Yes PV
Letters Testamentary O January 1997 - December 1997 Yes PV

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