Essex County Probate Records

Search for Essex County MA probate records. A probate record search provides information on wills, estate distributions, heirs, surviving dependents, creditors, court ordered distributions, probate petitions, estate accounts, estate inventories, and genealogical information.


Essex County Clerks maintain and preserve important records for a county or local jurisdiction in Essex County MA. This can include probate records, which may date back decades or centuries. Essex County probate records include information on the distribution of an estate, named heirs, any creditors, and any dependents. These records can include documents on bonds, petitions, accounts, and inventories taken during the probate process, as well as court orders, decrees, and distributions. Probate records can be useful for Essex County genealogical research, as they establish a range of important personal information about the deceased individual, including previous residences, occupations, land ownership, military service, and any adoptions. The Clerk's Office may provide online access to Essex County probate records through a searchable database.

Andover Town Clerk Andover MA 36 Bartlet Street 01810 978-623-8200

Beverly Clerk Beverly MA 191 Cabot Street 01915 978-921-6037

Essex County Clerk Salem MA 56 Federal Street 01970 978-744-5500

Georgetown Town Clerk Georgetown MA 1 Library Street 01833 978-352-5711

Gloucester Clerk Gloucester MA 9 Dale Avenue 01930 978-281-9722

Hamilton Town Clerk Hamilton MA 577 Bay Road 01982 978-468-5570

Haverhill City Clerk Haverhill MA 4 Summer Street 01830 978-374-2312

Methuen City Clerk Methuen Town MA 41 Pleasant Street 01844 978-983-8595

Middletown Clerk Middleton MA 48 South Main Street 01949 978-774-6927

Newbury Town Clerk Newbury MA 25 High Road 01951 978-462-2332

Peabody Clerk Peabody MA 6 Allens Lane 01960 978-538-6330

Saugus Town Clerk Saugus MA 298 Central Street 01906 781-231-4101

Wenham Town Clerk Wenham MA 138 Main Street 01984 978-468-5520

West Newbury Town Clerk West Newbury MA 381 Main Street 01985 978-363-1100


Essex County Courts are judicial bodies that operate at the federal, state, and local level to resolve legal disputes, including civil matters such as probate cases in Essex County MA. During an Essex County probate case, courts create and preserve records on the will, including records on the distribution of estates, named heirs, creditors, and any dependents. Essex County Courts also maintain records on petitions, bonds, accounts, and inventories taken during the probate process, as well as any court orders, decrees, and distributions. Probate records can be an important source for genealogical research, because they contain important personal information about the deceased individual, including occupations, Essex County land ownership, military service, residences, and any adoptions. Courts may provide online access to Essex County probate records.

Essex Superior Court Salem MA 34 Federal Street 01970 978-744-5500

Gloucester District Court Gloucester MA 197 Main Street 01930 978-283-2620

Haverhill District Court Haverhill MA 45 Ginty Boulevard 01830 978-373-4151

Ipswich District Court Newburyport MA 188 State Street 01950 978-462-2652

Lawrence District Court Lawrence MA 2 Appleton Street 01840 978-687-7184

Lynn District Court Lynn MA 580 Essex Street 01901 781-598-5200

Newburyport District Court Newburyport MA 188 State Street 01950 978-462-3511

Peabody District Court Peabody MA 1 Lowell Street Court 01960 978-532-3100

Salem District Court Salem MA 65 Washington Street 01970 978-744-4681


Essex County Archives collect and preserve documents and other records that have historic value in Essex County MA. This may include Essex County probate records that date back decades or even centuries. These probate records contain a range of important information, including the distribution of the estate, heirs named in the will, any creditors, and surviving dependents. The Essex County public records may also include bonds, petitions, accounts, and inventories created during the probate process, as well as court orders, decrees, and distributions. Probate records are an important source for genealogical research, as they provide personal information about the deceased individual, including the names of children and spouses, residences, occupations, land ownership, military service, and any adoptions. Archives may provide online access to Essex County probate records through searchable databases.

Gloucester Archive Gloucester MA 9 Dale Avenue 01930 978-282-3043

Haverhill City Archive Haverhill MA 4 Summer Street 01830 978-374-2392

Lawrence Immigrant Archive Lawrence MA 6 Essex Street 01840 978-686-9230