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England Gotoarrow.png Devon Gotoarrow.png Devonshire Probate Records

For an explanation of probate records in England, click here.


Step By Step

Follow these steps to look for a probate record before 1858:
1. Discover when and where your ancestor died. If you don’t know, use the approximate date and place where they lived.
2. Go to the Court Jurisdictions section below.
3. Click a letter or span of letters for your place. This opens an article showing a table of places and the courts that had jurisdiction over them.
4. Follow the steps at the top of the table to search for a will.


Online Indexes

Printed and Published Indexes

The Family History Library has film copies of indexes for this court. See Calendar of wills and administrations relating to the counties of Devon and Cornwall proved in the Consistory court of the Bishop of Exeter, 1532-1800.


Archive Location

The original records of this court were destroyed in 1942.

Archive Records

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

Family History Library Records



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