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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.

Here is a list of Lancashire parishes that begin with the letter A and the pre-1858 courts that had probate jurisdiction over them.  For other places, click on a link: 

  A   B   C   D-E   F-G   H   I-L   M-N   O-R   S   T-U   Wal-Wav   We-Z


1. Find the place where your ancestor lived in the first column.
2. Click on the court name in the second column to learn where to find the records and indexes.
3. Click on each name of the court in the third column if the record isn't found in the first court.
4. Search last the Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury.
If no will is found, your ancestor may not have left one.

PARISH FIRST COURT TO SEARCH SECOND COURTSTO SEARCH
Accrington [a chapelry in the parish of Whalley] Court of the Bishop of Chester (Episcopal Consistory)

Pre-1541

2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury

Post-1540

2 - Exchequer and Prerogative Courts of the Archbishop of York

3 - Court of the Peculiar of the Dean and Chapter of York

4 - Court of the Chancery of the Archbishop of York

Adlington [a chapelry in Standish Parish] Court of the Bishop of Chester (Episcopal Consistory)

Pre-1541 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury

Post-1540 2 - Exchequer and Prerogative Courts of the Archbishop of York

3 - Court of the Peculiar of the Dean and Chapter of York

4 - Court of the Chancery of the Archbishop of York

Admarsh [Chapelry in Lancaster Parish; known as Bleasdale Chapel] Court of the Bishop (Consistory) of the Commissary of the Archdeaconry of Richmond Western Deaneries - Amounderness

2 - Exchequer and Prerogative Courts of the Archbishop of York

3 - Court of the Chancery of the Archbishop of York

4 - Court of the Peculiar of the Dean and Chapter of York

Aigburth [St Anne's; a chapelry in Garton Township, parish of Childwall; near Liverpool] Court of the Bishop of Chester (Episcopal Consistory)

Pre-1541 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury

Post-1540 2 - Exchequer and Prerogative Courts of the Archbishop of York

3 - Court of the Peculiar of the Dean and Chapter of York

4 - Court of the Chancery of the Archbishop of York

Ainsworth [or sometimes known as Cockey-Moor; a chapelry in Middleton Parish] Court of the Bishop of Chester (Episcopal Consistory)

Pre-1541 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury

Post-1540 2 - Exchequer and Prerogative Courts of the Archbishop of York

3 - Court of the Peculiar of the Dean and Chapter of York

4 - Court of the Chancery of the Archbishop of York

Aldingham St Cuthbert Court of the Bishop (Consistory) of the Commissary of the Archdeaconry of Richmond Western Deaneries - Furness

2 - Exchequer and Prerogative Courts of the Archbishop of York

3 - Chancery Court of the Archbishop of York

4 - Court of the Peculiar of the Dean and Chapter of York

Altcar St Michael Court of the Bishop of Chester (Episcopal Consistory)

Pre-1541 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury

Post-1540 2 - Exchequer and Prerogative Courts of the Archbishop of York

3 - Court of the Peculiar of the Dean and Chapter of York

4 - Court of the Chancery of the Archbishop of York

Altham [Chapelry in Whalley Parish]  Court of the Bishop of Chester (Episcopal Consistory)

Pre-1541 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury

Post-1540 2 - Exchequer and Prerogative Courts of the Archbishop of York

3 - Court of the Peculiar of the Dean and Chapter of York

4 - Court of the Chancery of the Archbishop of York

Ancoats St Andrew [Chapelry in Manchester Parish] Court of the Bishop of Chester (Episcopal Consistory)

Pre-1541 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury

Post-1540 2 - Exchequer and Prerogative Courts of the Archbishop of York

3 - Court of the Peculiar of the Dean and Chapter of York

4 - Court of the Chancery of the Archbishop of York

Angerton [a extra-parochial place; became part of Cumberland] Search the courts of the surrounding parishes .
Ardwick St Thomas [one of two chapelries, St Silas being the other, in the township. All are in Manchester Parish] Court of the Bishop of Chester (Episcopal Consistory)

Pre-1541 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury

Post-1540 2 - Exchequer and Prerogative Courts of the Archbishop of York

3 - Court of the Peculiar of the Dean and Chapter of York

4 - Court of the Chancery of the Archbishop of York

Arkholme [with Cawood; a chapelry in Melling Parish] Court of the Bishop (Consistory) of the Commissary of the Archdeaconry of Richmond Western Deaneries - Lonsdale

2 - Exchequer and Prerogative Courts of the Archbishop of York

3 - Court of the Chancery of the Archbishop of York

4 - Court of the Peculiar of the Dean and Chapter of York

Ashton in Makerfield St Thomas [or Ashton-in-the-Willows; a chapelry in Winwick Parish] Court of the Bishop of Chester (Episcopal Consistory)

Pre-1541 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury

Post-1540 2 - Exchequer and Prerogative Courts of the Archbishop of York

3 - Court of the Peculiar of the Dean and Chapter of York

4 - Court of the Chancery of the Archbishop of York

Ashton in Makerfield Holy Trinity [Chapelry in Winwick Parish] Court of the Bishop of Chester (Episcopal Consistory)

Pre-1541 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury

Post-1540 2 - Exchequer and Prerogative Courts of the Archbishop of York

3 - Court of the Peculiar of the Dean and Chapter of York

4 - Court of the Chancery of the Archbishop of York

Ashton under Lyne St Michael -  see a List of Chapelries within St Michael Ashton Under Lyne Parish Court of the Bishop of Chester (Episcopal Consistory)

Pre-1541 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury

Post-1540 2 - Exchequer and Prerogative Courts of the Archbishop of York

3 - Court of the Peculiar of the Dean and Chapter of York

4 - Court of the Chancery of the Archbishop of York

Ashton under Lyne Christ Church [a chapelry in  Ashton under Lyne St Michael Parish] Court of the Bishop of Chester (Episcopal Consistory)

Pre-1541 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury

Post-1540 2 - Exchequer and Prerogative Courts of the Archbishop of York

3 - Court of the Peculiar of the Dean and Chapter of York

4 - Court of the Chancery of the Archbishop of York

Ashton under Lyne St Peter [a chapelry in  Ashton under Lyne St Michael Parish] Court of the Bishop of Chester (Episcopal Consistory)

Pre-1541 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury

Post-1540 2 - Exchequer and Prerogative Courts of the Archbishop of York

3 - Court of the Peculiar of the Dean and Chapter of York

4 - Court of the Chancery of the Archbishop of York

Ashton upon Ribble St Andrew [Chapelry in Preston Parish] Court of the Bishop (Consistory) of the Commissary of the Archdeaconry of Richmond Western Deaneries - Amounderness

2 - Exchequer and Prerogative Courts of the Archbishop of York

3 - Court of the Chancery of the Archbishop of York

4 - Court of the Peculiar of the Dean and Chapter of York

Ashworth [Chapelry in Middleton Parish] Court of the Bishop of Chester (Episcopal Consistory)

Pre-1541 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury

Post-1540 2 - Exchequer and Prerogative Courts of the Archbishop of York

3 - Court of the Peculiar of the Dean and Chapter of York

4 - Court of the Chancery of the Archbishop of York

Astley [Chapelry in Leigh Parish] Court of the Bishop of Chester (Episcopal Consistory)

Pre-1541 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury

Post-1540 2 - Exchequer and Prerogative Courts of the Archbishop of York

3 - Court of the Peculiar of the Dean and Chapter of York

4 - Court of the Chancery of the Archbishop of York

Astley-Bridge [Chapelry in Bolton-le-Moors Parish]  Court of the Bishop of Chester (Episcopal Consistory)

Pre-1541 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury

Post-1540 2 - Exchequer and Prerogative Courts of the Archbishop of York

3 - Court of the Peculiar of the Dean and Chapter of York

4 - Court of the Chancery of the Archbishop of York

Atherton [Chapelry in Leigh Parish] Court of the Bishop of Chester (Episcopal Consistory)

Pre-1541 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury

Post-1540 2 - Exchequer and Prerogative Courts of the Archbishop of York

3 - Court of the Peculiar of the Dean and Chapter of York

4 - Court of the Chancery of the Archbishop of York

Audenshaw [Chapelry in Ashton-under-Lyne Parish] Court of the Bishop of Chester (Episcopal Consistory)

Pre-1541 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury

Post-1540 2 - Exchequer and Prerogative Courts of the Archbishop of York

3 - Court of the Peculiar of the Dean and Chapter of York

4 - Court of the Chancery of the Archbishop of York

Aughton St Michaels Court of the Bishop of Chester (Episcopal Consistory)

Pre-1541 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury

Post-1540 2 - Exchequer and Prerogative Courts of the Archbishop of York

3 - Court of the Peculiar of the Dean and Chapter of York

4 - Court of the Chancery of the Archbishop of York

Aughton [Chapelry in Halton Parish] Peculiar Court of Halton Manor

2 - Exchequer and Prerogative Courts of the Archbishop of York

3 - Court of the Peculiar of the Dean and Chapter of York

4 - Court of the Bishop (Consistory) of the Commissary of the Archdeaconry of Richmond Western Deaneries - Amounderness

5 - Court of the Chancery of the Archbishop of York


 

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