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Here is a list of the places of Kent beginning with the letter D and the pre-1858 ecclesiastical probate courts that had jurisdiction over each.

For other parishes, click on a letter link:

 A  B  C  E  F-G  H  I-K  L  M-N  O-R  S  T-V  W-Z


The courts listed for each place are those that had jurisdiction over probating wills prior to 1858. To use this table, follow these steps.

1. In the first column, find the place where your ancestor lived.
2. In the second column, click on the court name to learn where to find the records and indexes.
3. If the record isn't found in the primary court, search the records for the secondary courts in the order listed.
4. If the record still isn't found, search the records for the Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury.

If no will is found, your ancestor may not have left one.


PARISH PRIMARY COURT SECONDARY COURTS - IN SEARCH ORDER
Darenth Pre-1845 - Court of the Peculiar of the Archbishop of Canterbury in the Deaneries of Arches, Croydon and Shoreham;

Post-1844 - Courts of the Bishop (Episcopal Consistory) and Archdeaconry of Rochester

2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Dartford Pre-1845 - Courts of the Bishop (Episcopal Consistory) and Archdeaconry of Rochester;

Post-1844 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury

Pre-1845

2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury

Davington Court of the Archdeaconry of Canterbury 2 - Court of the Bishop of Canterbury (Episcopal Consistory)

3 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury

Deal Court of the Bishop of Canterbury (Episcopal Consistory) 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Denton (near Dover) Court of the Archdeaconry of Canterbury 2 - Court of the Bishop of Canterbury (Episcopal Consistory)

3 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury

Denton (near Gravesend) Courts of the Bishop (Episcopal Consistory) and Archdeaconry of Rochester 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Deptford St Nicholas Pre-1845 - Courts of the Bishop (Episcopal Consistory) and Archdeaconry of Rochester;

Post-1844 - Court of the Bishop of London (Episcopal Consistory)

2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Deptford St Paul Pre-1845 - Courts of the Bishop (Episcopal Consistory) and Archdeaconry of Rochester;

Post-1844 - Court of the Bishop of London (Episcopal Consistory)

2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Detling Court of the Bishop of Canterbury (Episcopal Consistory) 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Ditton Pre-1845 - Courts of the Bishop (Episcopal Consistory) and Archdeaconry of Rochester;

Post-1844 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury

Pre-1845

2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury

Doddington Court of the Archdeaconry of Canterbury 2 - Court of the Bishop of Canterbury (Episcopal Consistory)

3 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury

Dover, all parishes Court of the Bishop of Canterbury (Episcopal Consistory) 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Downe Pre-1845 - Court of the Peculiar of the Archbishop of Canterbury in the Deaneries of Arches, Croydon and Shoreham;

Post-1844 - Search the courts of surrounding parishes

2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Dunkirk Court of the Archdeaconry of Canterbury 2 - Court of the Bishop of Canterbury (Episcopal Consistory)

3 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury

Dymchurch Court of the Archdeaconry of Canterbury 2 - Court of the Bishop of Canterbury (Episcopal Consistory)

3 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury


 

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