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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 Wiltshire parishes beginning letter A with the pre-1858 courts that had probate jurisdiction over each. To go to another letter, click on the letter for a parish of interest.

 A  B  C  D-G  H-K  L-M  N-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. 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 PRIMARY COURT SECONDARY COURTS - IN SEARCH ORDER
Aldbourne Court of the Archdeaconry of Wiltshire Court of the Bishop of Salisbury (Episcopal Consistory)
Alderbury Court of the Peculiar of the Treasurer of Salisbury in the Prebendal of Calne 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Alderton Court of the Archdeaconry of Wiltshire Court of the Bishop of Salisbury (Episcopal Consistory)
Allington Court of the Archdeaconry of Salisbury Court of the Bishop of Salisbury (Episcopal Consistory)
Alton Barnes Court of the Archdeaconry of Wiltshire Court of the Bishop of Salisbury (Episcopal Consistory)
Alton Priors Court of the Archdeaconry of Wiltshire Court of the Bishop of Salisbury (Episcopal Consistory)
Alvediston Court of the Archdeaconry of Salisbury Court of the Bishop of Salisbury (Episcopal Consistory)
Amesbury Court of the Archdeaconry of Salisbury Court of the Bishop of Salisbury (Episcopal Consistory)
Ansty Court of the Archdeaconry of Salisbury Court of the Bishop of Salisbury (Episcopal Consistory)
Ashley Court of the Archdeaconry of Wiltshire Court of the Bishop of Salisbury (Episcopal Consistory)
Ashton Keynes Court of the Archdeaconry of Wiltshire Court of the Bishop of Salisbury (Episcopal Consistory)
Ashton, Steeple Court of the Archdeaconry of Salisbury Court of the Bishop of Salisbury (Episcopal Consistory)
Ashton, West Court of the Archdeaconry of Salisbury Court of the Bishop of Salisbury (Episcopal Consistory)
Atworth with South Wraxall Court of the Archdeaconry of Salisbury Court of the Bishop of Salisbury (Episcopal Consistory)
Avebury Court of the Archdeaconry of Wiltshire Court of the Bishop of Salisbury (Episcopal Consistory)

 

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