Court of the Bishop (Consistory) of the Archdeaconry of ExeterEdit This Page

From FamilySearch Wiki

Revision as of 21:24, 8 December 2009 by BakerBH (Talk | contribs)

England Gotoarrow.png Devon Gotoarrow.png Devonshire Probate Records

For an explanation of probate records in England, click here.

Indexes

A few individuals compiled collections and indexes before the records were destroyed. References to them are in Devonshire Probate Records.
The Family History Library has Calendars of wills and administrations relating to the counties of Devon and Cornwall from 1532 to 1799. Films can be view in a family history center.

Records

Virtually all records for this court were destroyed in 1942, but don't give up until you have searched the manuscript collections and the all other possible courts. These include:

Copies of some post-1796 probates may have been deposited in the Estate Duty Registers.

Surviving records are in the Devon Record Office. They include administrations, accounts, abstracts from 1530 to 1858. Also, registered wills, 1257-1455.


Juridiction

This court hae primary jurisdiction over the parishes of Bishop's Nympton, Bishop's Tawton, Bishop's Teignton, Chudleigh, Crediton, Kennerleigh, Landkey, Marldon, Morchard Bishop, Paignton, Sandford, Stoke Gabriel and Swimbridge. It had secondary jurisdiction over the whole of the Diocese of Exeter.

Virtually all records were destroyed in 1942. Copies of some may have been deposited in the Estate Duty Registers.


 

Need additional research help? Contact our research help specialists.

Need wiki, indexing, or website help? Contact our product teams.


Did you find this article helpful?

You're invited to explain your rating on the discussion page (you must be signed in).