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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 wills). 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 Packwood 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

In addition, the Family History Library has a set of Calendars on microfilm that partially indexes the surnames (by first letter of surname only) available for the years from 1759 to 1790.
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.

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
E-mail:

Opening hours Accessibility features

Monday: Closed

Tuesday: 9am-5.30pm

Wednesday: 9am-5.30pm

Thursday: 9am-5.30pm

Friday: 9am-5pm

Saturday: 9am-12.30pm

Sunday: Closed

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 and Admons, and Inventories 1759-1850

Calendars 1759-1850

Family History Library Records

Original Wills and Admons, and Inventories 1759-1850

Calendars 1759-1850

The records have been microfilmed and are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City and through one of the more than 4,500 family history centers worldwide. 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.
Start your search in indexes.

Jurisdiction

This peculiar court held jurisdiction over the parish of Packwood. 

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 Packwood held jurisdiction over the Parish of Packwood. 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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