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Step by Step

Follow these steps to look for a probate record before 1858:

1. First search each index (see below) to help you more quickly find the will, writing down each detail cited in the indexed entry.
2. Proceed to the "Records" (below) to determine what probate records exist for this court. Also see "Family History Library Records."
3. Contact or visit Norfolk Record Office or, hire a professional record searcher to view these records on your behalf. Officials may send a list of record searchers upon request.
4. Visit The Family History Library or one of its 4,500 satellite family history centers worldwide and search indexes to probate records; then with the information obtained from the index[es] you can search more quickly the original wills and admons also on microfilm via any centers near you.

Indexes

Online Indexes

The Norfolk Record Office has an online index to all wills for all probate courts throughout the county.

A general will index (partial) for this probate court covering much of the county is available online for the years 1800-1857. More years are bring added so re-visit their website regularly.

Printed and Published Indexes

The Family History Library has the following indexes and calendars. Other indexes are included on the films for the above mentioned records.

Records

Archive Location

Norfolk Record Office
The Archive Centre
Martineau Lane
Norwich NR1 2DQ
Telephone: 01603 222599
Fax: 01603 761885
E-mail: norfrec@norfolk.gov.uk

Archive Records

Registered Wills

Early registers are named. The name is derived from the first testator in the register. This list will help you convert NROCAT references to corresponding FHL film numbers:

Years Name Vol. FHL Film
1370-1383 Heydon 1 95854
1383-1408 Harsyk 2 94855-6
1416-1426 Hyrning or Hirning 3 94857
1426-1436 Surflete 4 95857
1436-1444 Doke 5 94858
1470-1477  ?Gilberd 5 94859
1444-1448 Wylbey 6 94860
1448-1454 Aleyn 7 94860
1454-1464 Brosyard 8 94861
1456-1457 Neve 9 94862
1457-1471 Betyns 10 94862
1464-1472 Jekkys 11 94863
1465-1468 Cobald 12 94864
1472-1479 Gelour 13 94865
1473 Paynot 14 94866
1473-1491 Itubert 15 94866
1479-1488 Acaston 16 94867
1485-1493 Normande 17 94867
1479-1493 Awbreye 18 94868
1486-1498 Typpes 19 94868
1488-1496 Woolman 20 94869
1495-1498 Multon 21 94869
1498-1499 Sayve 22 94870
1499-1500 Wight 23 94870
1500 Cage 24 94870
1501-1504 Popy 25 94871
1504-1506 Ryxe 26 94872
1507-1510 Spyltimbre 28 94873
1510-1513 Johnson 29 94874
1514 Coppynge 30 94874
1514-1516 Spyrlyng 31 94875
1516-1519 Gyles 32 94876
1520 Robynson 33 94876
1514-1527 Briggs 34 94877
1516-1532 Heyward 35 94877
1520-1524 Albaster 36 94878
1522-1532 Herman 37 94879
1524-1526 Grundisburgh 38 94879
1518-1532 Palgrave 39 94880
1526-1533 Alpe 40 94880
1531-1542 Godsalve 41 94881
1527-1546 Attmere 42 94882
1526-1535 Platfoote 43 94883
1531-1536 Hyll 44 94883
1536-1538 Underwood 45 94884
1528-1536 Maryett 46 94884
1539-1543 Cooke 47 94884
1532-1544 Mingaye 48 94885
1540-1543 Thyrkyn 49 94885
1541-1546 Whytefoote 50 94886
1532-1547 Carford or Craforde 51 94886
1532-1545 Punting or Puntyng 52 94887
1535-1548 Deyns or Deynes 53 94888
1545-1547 German 54 94888
1547-1549 Wymer 55 94889
1548-1550 Weyman 56 94890
1550 Corant 57 94890
1552 Lyncolne 58 94891
1553-1554 Wilkins 59 94892
1554 Walpoole 60 94893
1555-1556 Beeles 61 94893
1556-1557 Jagges 62 94894
1557 Hustings 63 94894
1557-1558 Jeaves or Jerves 64 94895
1558 Ingolde or Ingold 65 94896
1558 Veysye 66 94896
1558-1559 Woodcocke 67 94897
1559 Coleman 68 94898
1560 Goldingham 69 94899
1560-1561 Bircham 70 94900
1561-1562 Cowlles 71 94901
1563-1564 Knights 72 94902
1564-1565 Martin 73 94902
1566-1567 Folklin 74 94903
1567 Bun 75 94904
1567-1570 Ponder 76 94904
1570-1572 Brygge or Brigge 77 94905
1573-1574 Fairechilde or Fairchilde 78 94906
1575-1576 Parker 79 94906
1576-1577 Cawston 80 94907
1578-1579 Woodstocke 81 94908-9
1580-1582 Moyse 82 94910
1583-1584 Bate 83 94911
1584 84 94911
1585-1586 Jarnigo 85 94912
1587-1588 Homes 86 94913
1589-1590 Flack or Flacke 87 94914
1591 Andrewes 88 94915
1592 Apleyarde or Appleyard 89 94916
1593 Clearke or Clarke 90 94917
1594-1595 Hinde 91 94918
1596 Skyppon 92 94919
1597 Eade or Ede 93 94920
1598 Adams 94 94921
1599 Pecke 95 94922
1600 Force 96 94923

Family History Library Records

The Family History Library has the following records on film. Films can be view in the library or in a family history center.


Jurisdiction

This court covers parts of the counties of Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridge.

All county parishes with the exception of Emneth, came under the jurisdiction of this court. (Emneth Parish came under the jurisdiction of the Consistory Court of Ely.)


This court also had jurisdiction over the parishes of Upwell and Outwell which were at times a part of Cambridgeshire.


 

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