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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 then to "Records" (see below) to determine what probate records exist for this court.

3. Contact or visit the Lichfield Record Office (see address below), to hire a professional record searcher to view these records on your behalf, citing information obtained from the indexes (see next heading). Officials may send upon request a list of record searchers.

4. You can also visit The Family History Library, or, one of its 4,500 satellite family history centers worldwide and search indexes and wills (see the Family History Library's cataloged entries providing the microfilm numbers so you can have them circulated to the center near you for searching). The information obtained from the index[es] will help you more quickly search the wills and admons which can also be circulated on microfilm via any family history.

Indexes

Surviving wills and admons to the Peculiar Court of the Manors Bishop's Ichington, with Chadshunt,and Gaydon have to some extent been indexed with the following ones:

Online Indexes

Printed and Published Indexes

The British Record Society's Index Library published a calendar for earlier years up to 1790 in volume 7, which may be accessed at many major archives in the United Kingdom, such as The National Archives, The British Library, etc.

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 [1] on microfilm that partially indexes the surnames (by first letter of surname only) available for the years from 1701 to 1790 only.

Records

Archives Location

The original records are deposited at:

Lichfield Record Office (formerly Lichfield Joint Record Office)
The Friary'
Lichfield
Staffs WS13 6QG
England
Telephone: U.K. 01543 510720
Overseas: (+44) 1543 510720


Obtaining a copy of a probate record: 

Archive Records

You may visit the Lichfield Record Office or contact their research service and request a copy of a probate record (include an index reference in your request). 

Original Wills, Administrations (admons) & Inventories 1553-1858

Original Wills & Administrations (Admons) 1701-1858 (Bishop's Ichington, Chadshunt & Gaydon)

Family History Library Records

You may visit the Family History Library and search the records on microfilm, or visit a family history center where you can order the films and search them there. The records have been microfilmed and are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City and/or through one of the more than 4,600 family history centers worldwide.  These include:

Original Wills, Administrations (admons) and Inventories 1553-1858

Original Wills and Administrations (Admons) 1701-1858 (Bishop's Ichington, Chadshunt and Gaydon)

Jurisdiction

This peculiar court held jurisdiction over the parishes of Bishop's Ichington, with Chadshunt and Gaydon. 

During the Commonwealth Interregnum from 1653 to 1660, the Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury, in the form of a civil court, had sole probate or testmentary jurisdiction over all of England and Wales.

The Court of the Peculiar of Bishop's Ichington, with Chadshunt,and Gaydon held jurisdiction over each one of these Warwickshire parishes. 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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