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Return to the [[Staffordshire Probate Records|Staffordshire Probate Records]] page.   
 
Return to the [[Staffordshire Probate Records|Staffordshire Probate Records]] page.   
  
== Location of These Probate Records ==
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== Step By Step ==
  
'''Lichfield Record Office (formerly Lichfield Joint Record Office)'''
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1. [https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog First search] each index (see below) to help you more quickly find the will, writing down each detail cited in the indexed entry.<br>2. Proceed to "Records" (below) to determine what probate records exist for this court. Also see "Probate Records of This Court in The Family History Library."
  
'''''The Friary'''''
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3. Contact or visit the Lichfield Record Office, or,&nbsp;hire a professional record searcher to view these records on your behalf. Officials may send upon request a list of record searchers.<br>4. Visit The [[Family History Library|Family History Library]], or, one of its 4,500 satellite family history centers worldwide and search indexes to probate records;&nbsp;then with the information obtained from the index[es] you can search more quickly the&nbsp;original wills and admons also&nbsp;on microfilm via any&nbsp;[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers|centers]]&nbsp;near you.
  
'''Lichfield''' '''Staffs WS13 6QG'''
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== Records  ==
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==== Archives Location  ====
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Lichfield Record Office (formerly Lichfield Joint Record Office)
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''The Friary''  
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Lichfield Staffs WS13 6QG  
  
 
Telephone: U.K. 01543 510720 Overseas (+44) 1543 510720  
 
Telephone: U.K. 01543 510720 Overseas (+44) 1543 510720  
  
== Historical Background ==
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==== Archive Records ====
  
The&nbsp;Court of the Peculiar of Whittington and Baswich&nbsp;held jurisdiction over the parishes of Acton Trussel, Bednal, Baswich and Whittington&nbsp;parishes proper. When a search of this courts’ probate records fails to provide the desired probate record, be sure to search the Consistory Court of Lichfield as well as the Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury.  
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Add information about the manuscript, printed and digital records in this location.  
  
<br>You can also visit The Family History Library, or, one of its 4,500 satellite family history centers worldwide and search indexes (see the Family History Library's cataloged entries providing the microfilms so you can have them circulated to the [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/FHC/frameset_fhc.asp center] near you for searching the wills). The information obtained from the index[es] will help you&nbsp;more quickly search the wills and admons which can also be circulated on microfilm via any family history.
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Original Wills &amp; Admons 1674-1858
  
== Probate Indexes  ==
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==== Family History Library Records ====
  
Surviving wills and admons to the&nbsp;Court of the Peculiar of&nbsp;Whittington and Baswich have to some extent been indexed with the following ones:
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{{FHL|338212|title-id|disp=Original Wills &amp; Admons 1674-1858}}
  
=== Printed and Published Indexes  ===
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== Probate Indexes  ==
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Surviving wills and admons to the&nbsp;Court of the Peculiar of&nbsp;Whittington and Baswich have to some extent been indexed with the following ones:
  
 
==== Online Indexes  ====
 
==== Online Indexes  ====
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[http://books.google.com/books?id=dfkcAAAAYAAJ&printsec=frontcover&source=gbs_book_other_versions_r&cad=2_1#PPA498,M1 Here] is an online printed (scanned images) from 1516-1652. This is not a complete listing of all wills for this time period, but, it&nbsp;might be helpful to those searching during this time.  
 
[http://books.google.com/books?id=dfkcAAAAYAAJ&printsec=frontcover&source=gbs_book_other_versions_r&cad=2_1#PPA498,M1 Here] is an online printed (scanned images) from 1516-1652. This is not a complete listing of all wills for this time period, but, it&nbsp;might be helpful to those searching during this time.  
  
==== Original Handwritten Indexes  ====
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==== Printed and Published Indexes  ====
  
There is an index (manuscript) from 1516 to 1857 covering most if not all wills in Staffordshire including both the Consistory Court of Lichfield and also the smaller or peculiar courts.
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'''Original Handwritten Indexes'''
  
==== Microfilmed Indexes at the Family History Library&lt;br&gt;  ====
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There is an index (manuscript) from 1516 to 1857 covering most if not all wills in Staffordshire including both the Consistory Court of Lichfield and also the smaller or peculiar courts.  
 
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The indexes as listed in the above are also available in the collection of&nbsp;The Family History Library and they are on microfilm and may be circulated to each of its satellite Family History [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/FHC/frameset_fhc.asp Centers]&nbsp;worldwide.  
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In addition, the Family History Library has a more comprehensive microfilmed [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno=338212&disp=Original+wills%2C+administrations+and+in++ set of Calendars] of probate records which partially indexes the surnames (by first letter of surname only) available for the years from 1492 to 1860.
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'''Microfilmed Indexes at the Family History Library'''
  
Amazingly,&nbsp;the Lichfield Archives&nbsp;has alphabetically arranged many of the diocesan wills by each letter of each surname as well (see the next&nbsp;section below).  
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The indexes as listed in the above are also available in the collection of&nbsp;The Family History Library and they are on microfilm and may be circulated to each of its satellite Family History [[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers|Centers]]&nbsp;worldwide.  
  
== Searching for probates in this [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno=338212&disp=Original+wills%2C+administrations+and+in++ court]. ==
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In addition, the Family History Library has a more comprehensive microfilmed {{FHL|338212|title-id|disp=set of Calendars}} of probate records which partially indexes the surnames (by first letter of surname only) available for the years from 1492 to 1860.  
  
ORIGINAL WILLS &amp; ADMONS 1674-1858
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Amazingly,&nbsp;the Lichfield Archives&nbsp;has alphabetically arranged many of the diocesan wills by each letter of each surname as well (see the next&nbsp;section below).
  
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== Jurisdiction  ==
  
== Strategies, Tips, Other?  ==
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The&nbsp;Court of the Peculiar of Whittington and Baswich&nbsp;held jurisdiction over the parishes of Acton Trussel, Bednal, Baswich and Whittington&nbsp;parishes proper. When a search of this courts’ probate records fails to provide the desired probate record, be sure to search the Consistory Court of Lichfield as well as the Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury.
  
See the above Indexes or those available through the Family History Library or its many family history centers worldwide for an index to this court.
 
  
To view a list of parishes and their respective probate court jurisdiction, see the "Staffordshire Parishes and Their Probate Jurisdictions" on the [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Staffordshire_Probate_Records main page] for Staffordshire Probate Records.
 
  
[England: Staffordshire]
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[[Category:Probate_records_in_Staffordshire]] [[Category:Staffordshire]]

Latest revision as of 02:33, 20 November 2011

Return to the Staffordshire Probate Records page. 

Contents

Step By Step

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 "Records" (below) to determine what probate records exist for this court. Also see "Probate Records of This Court in The Family History Library."

3. Contact or visit the Lichfield Record Office, or, hire a professional record searcher to view these records on your behalf. Officials may send upon request a list of record searchers.
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.

Records

Archives Location

Lichfield Record Office (formerly Lichfield Joint Record Office)

The Friary

Lichfield Staffs WS13 6QG

Telephone: U.K. 01543 510720 Overseas (+44) 1543 510720

Archive Records

Add information about the manuscript, printed and digital records in this location.

Original Wills & Admons 1674-1858

Family History Library Records

Original Wills & Admons 1674-1858

Probate Indexes

Surviving wills and admons to the Court of the Peculiar of Whittington and Baswich have to some extent been indexed with the following ones:

Online Indexes

Here is an online printed (scanned images) from 1516-1652. This is not a complete listing of all wills for this time period, but, it might be helpful to those searching during this time.

Printed and Published Indexes

Original Handwritten Indexes

There is an index (manuscript) from 1516 to 1857 covering most if not all wills in Staffordshire including both the Consistory Court of Lichfield and also the smaller or peculiar courts.

Microfilmed Indexes at the Family History Library

The indexes as listed in the above are also available in the collection of The Family History Library and they are on microfilm and may be circulated to each of its satellite Family History Centers worldwide.

In addition, the Family History Library has a more comprehensive microfilmed set of Calendars of probate records which partially indexes the surnames (by first letter of surname only) available for the years from 1492 to 1860.

Amazingly, the Lichfield Archives has alphabetically arranged many of the diocesan wills by each letter of each surname as well (see the next section below).

Jurisdiction

The Court of the Peculiar of Whittington and Baswich held jurisdiction over the parishes of Acton Trussel, Bednal, Baswich and Whittington parishes proper. When a search of this courts’ probate records fails to provide the desired probate record, be sure to search the Consistory Court of Lichfield as well as the Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury.


 

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