Chatham County (Ga.) estate records
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Chatham County (Ga.) estate records

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Georgia. Court of Ordinary (Chatham County)
Creator: Georgia. Department of Archives and History.
Title: Chatham County (Ga.) estate records
Dates: 1777-1860
Extent: 0.04 cubic feet (2 microfilm boxes)
Identification: MS 1728

Biographical/Historical Note

Chatham County, Georgia, named for William Pitt the Elder, Earl of Chatham, was formed from the parishes of Christ Church Paris and St. Phillip in 1777. Savannah is the county seat.


Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of microfilm copies of estate records from the Chatham County, Georgia, Court of Ordinary. Included are divisions, 1817-1860; a docket to estate proceedings, 1825-1828; and appraisements and letters of administrations, Book G, 1777-1778.

These records were microfilmed by the Georgia Department of Archives and History in 1960.


Index Terms

Chatham County (Ga.)
Dockets.
Estate records.
Georgia. Court of Ordinary (Chatham County)
Georgia. Department of Archives and History.
Letters (correspondence)
Microfilms.

Location of Originals

Original divisions and docket in the Office of the Ordinary, Chatham County Courthouse, Savannah, Georgia in 1959.

Original appraisement and letters of administration, Book G, in the possession of the Georgia Historical Society (missing as of 2007).


Technical Access Restrictions

A microfilm reader is required to access this collection.


Administrative Information

Custodial History

Unknown.

Preferred Citation

[item identification], Chatham County (Ga.) estate records, MS 1728, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Unknown.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Georgia Historical Society. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Division of Library and Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Georgia Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.


Sponsorship

Encoding funded by a 2012 Documenting Democracy grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Container List

 

roll

1X-1545-02. Estate records: divisions, docket to estate proceedings, 1817-1860. 1825-1828
Items 2 and 3 on the microfilm roll (roll contains materials from multiple collections).
 

roll

2X-1545-03. Estate records: appraisements and letters of administration, Book G, 1777-1778
Item 1 on the microfilm roll (roll contains materials from multiple collections).