Washington County Probate Records

Search for Washington County RI 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.


Washington County Clerks maintain and preserve important records for a county or local jurisdiction in Washington County RI. This can include probate records, which may date back decades or centuries. Washington 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 Washington 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 Washington County probate records through a searchable database.

Exeter Town Clerk Exeter RI 675 Ten Rod Road 02822 401-294-3891

Narragansett Town Clerk Narragansett Pier RI 25 5th Avenue 02882 401-782-0624

Richmond Town Clerk Richmond RI 5 Richmond Townhouse Road 02898 401-539-0230

Washington County Clerk South Kingstown RI 4800 Tower Hill Road 02879 401-782-4121


Washington 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 Washington County RI. During a Washington County probate case, courts create and preserve records on the will, including records on the distribution of estates, named heirs, creditors, and any dependents. Washington 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, Washington County land ownership, military service, residences, and any adoptions. Courts may provide online access to Washington County probate records.

Narragansett Municipal Court Narragansett Pier RI 25 5th Avenue 02882 401-782-0609

Wakefield District Court South Kingstown RI 4800 Tower Hill Road 02879 401-782-4131

Wakefield Traffic Court South Kingstown RI 4800 Tower Hill Road 02879 401-275-2700

Washington Superior Court South Kingstown RI 4800 Tower Hill Road 02879 401-782-4121

Westerly Municipal Court Westerly RI 45 Broad Street 02891 401-596-7374


Washington County Archives collect and preserve documents and other records that have historic value in Washington County RI. This may include Washington 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 Washington 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 Washington County probate records through searchable databases.

North Kingstown Vital Records Archive North Kingstown RI 80 Boston Neck Road 02852 401-268-1551