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This court had jurisdiction over the entire county of Leicester, except peculiars.

Contents

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 to "Records" (below) to determine what original probate records exist for this court. Also see "Family History Library Records."

3. Contact or visit The Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland or hire a professional record searcher to view these records on your behalf. Officials may send upon request a list of record searchers.

4. Visit The Family History Library, or, one of its 4,500 satellite family history centers worldwide and search indexes to probate records; then with the information obtained from the index[es] you can search more quickly the original wills and admons also on microfilm via centers near you.

Indexes

Online Indexes

Printed and Published Indexes

Microfilm of originals at the Leicester Record Office and Family History Library 

Calendars of wills 1495-1649 and administrations 1556-1649 relating to the county of Leicester, proved in the Archdeaconry Court of Leicester [1] [2]

Index to the wills and administrations proved and granted in the Archdeaconry Court of Leicester, 1660-1750

Index to wills and administrations found in the Leicester District Probate registry, 1751-1858

Records

Microfilm of originals at the Leicester Record Office and Family History Library

Archive Location

The Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland Address: Long Street, Wigston Magna, Leicester, LE18 2AH Telephone: 0116 257 1080. Email: recordoffice@leics.gov.uk Their site is online here.

Archive Records

Add information.

Family History Library Records

  • Church of England. Bishop of Lincoln. Commissary Court (Archdeaconry of Leicester)  1500-1858
  • Church of England. Bishop of Lincoln. Commissary Court (Archdeaconry of Leicester)ca. 1495-1857
  • Church of England. Bishop of Lincoln. Commissary Court (Archdeaconry of Leicester) Uncompleted wills and administrations, ca. 1600-1900
  • Abstracts of proven wills formerly kept at the Leicester District Probate Registry, , 1563-1802 with some missing years

Jurisdiction

The Whole County Except Peculiar Courts


 

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