Court of the Peculiar of the Prebend of LangtoftEdit This Page
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Probate is the legal court process by which the estate of a deceased person is distributed to his or her heirs. The term probate refers to a collection of documents, including wills, administrations (also called admons), inventories, and act books. The Church of England ecclesiastical courts had authority for this process until to 1858.
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Indexes for 54 peculiar courts, 1383-1883, are available online on BritishOrigins. This is a subscription site.
Printed and Published Indexes
The records for this court are held in the Borthwick Institute of Historical Research.
Family History Library Records
Original records for 43 persons named in the calendar (see below) are on the same film as the records for Holme Archiepiscopi. There is no break between the two groups. Langtoft begins with documents for 1679, 1676 and 1678 followed by what appears to be the same calndar as outlined below. There is little order, but the rest of the documents for 1647-1699, except one for 1703, are grouped together. The last group for 1702-1738 starts with a will for 1724.
Cottam, North Grimston and Langtoft.
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