Court of the Bishop (Consistory) of the Commissary of the Archdeaconry of Richmond Western Deaneries

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Return to the [[Lancashire Probate Records|Lancashire Probate Records]] page.   
 
Return to the [[Lancashire Probate Records|Lancashire Probate Records]] page.   
  
== Location of These Probate Records  ==
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== Step By Step  ==
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1. First search each index (see below) to help you more quickly find the will, writing down each detail cited in the indexed entry.
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2. Proceed then to the "Probate Records of This Court" section (see below) to determine what original probate records exist for this court.
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3. Contact or visit the Lancashire Record Office, or, hire a professional record searcher to view these records on your behalf, citing information obtained from the index[es]. Officials may send upon request a list of record searchers.
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4. You can also visit The Family History Library, or, one of its 4,500 satellite family history centers worldwide and search indexes (see the Family History Library's [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno=330765&disp=Probate+records++ cataloged entries] providing the microfilms so you can have them circulated to the [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/FHC/frameset_fhc.asp 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 . == Probate Indexes ==
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== Indexes  ==
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==== Printed and Published Indexes  ====
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Surviving wills and admons to the Court of the Bishop (Consistory) of the Commissary of the Archdeaconry of Richmond Western Deaneries - Amounderness probate records have to some extent been indexed with the following ones:
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*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=144561&disp=Lancashire+and+Cheshire+wills+and+invent%20%20&columns=*,0,0 Lancashire and Cheshire wills and inventories], 1572 to 1696, now preserved at Chester: with an appendix of Lancashire and Cheshire wills and inventories proved at York or Richmond, 1542 to 1649
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*Archdeaconry of Richmond, Western Deaneries - Amounderness index from 1748-1858
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*Lancashire & Cheshire Record Society vols. [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlehitlist&columns=*%2C0%2C0&callno=942.7+B4Lc+v.+10+ 10 - 1457-1680; 13 - 1681-1748]; [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlehitlist&columns=*%2C0%2C0&callno=942.7+B4Lc+v.+23 23 - 1748-1792; 66 - 1793-1812]; [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlehitlist&columns=*%2C0%2C0&callno=942.7+B4Lc+v.+99 99 - 1813-1837;] [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlehitlist&columns=*%2C0%2C0&callno=942.7+B4Lc+v.+105 105 - 1838-1858]
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*Surtees Society [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno=268104&disp=Wills+and+inventories+from+the+registry+++ abstracted wills in vol. 26] - 1442-1579
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==== Online Indexes  ====
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Lancashire is one of the few England counties possessing two main probate courts with significant portions of its documents indexed. For this court, the Court of the Bishop (Consistory) of the Commissary of the Archdeaconry of Richmond Western Deaneries - Amounderness, there is a wonderful index available [http://www.uclan.ac.uk/ahss/education_social_sciences/history/probate_index.php online] covering the years from 1748 to 1858. (Keep checking back to determine if the range of years covered, increase beyond these years.)
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==== Original Handwritten Indexes  ====
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Calendars of wills and admons early to 1720
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==== Microfilmed Indexes at the Family History Library<br>  ====
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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 [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/FHC/frameset_fhc.asp Centers] worldwide.  
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== The Records  ==
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=== Archives Location  ===
  
 
'''Lancashire Record Office'''  
 
'''Lancashire Record Office'''  
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== Historical Background  ==
 
 
Return to the [[Lancashire Probate Records|Lancashire Probate Records]] page.
 
 
The Court of the Bishop (Consistory) of the Commissary of the Archdeaconry of Richmond Western Deaneries included the deaneries of&nbsp;Amounderness, Copeland, Furniss, Kendal, and Lonsdale&nbsp;held jurisdiction over parishes immediately north of the River Ribble all the way&nbsp;up to and even across the northern county borders. Boundaries of this&nbsp;probate jurisdictions&nbsp;include parishes in portions of counties Cumberland and Yorkshire. When a search of this courts’ probate records fails to provide the desired probate record, be sure to search the Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury as well.
 
 
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The parishes to each Deanery can be brokendown as follows:  
 
The parishes to each Deanery can be brokendown as follows:  
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===== Deanery of Amounderness:  =====
 
===== Deanery of Amounderness:  =====
  
Admarsh
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Admarsh  
  
Ashton upon Ribble St Andrew
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Ashton upon Ribble St Andrew  
  
 
Halton Hambleton  
 
Halton Hambleton  
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===== Deanery of Lonsdale  =====
 
===== Deanery of Lonsdale  =====
  
Arkholme
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Arkholme  
  
 
Hornby  
 
Hornby  
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Heysham  
 
Heysham  
  
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== Starting Your Search in Indexes ==
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=== Probate Records Held In This Archive ===
  
1. First search each index (see below) to help you more quickly find the will, writing down each detail cited in the indexed entry.
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This court is comprised of&nbsp;the following geographical divisions (called Western Deaneries):&nbsp;&nbsp;Amounderness, Furness,&nbsp;Lonsdale, and Kendal. The records for each deanery are as follows:&nbsp;
  
2. Proceed then to the "Probate Records of This Court" section (see below) to determine what original probate records exist for this court.
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<br>
  
3. Contact or visit the Lancashire Record Office, or, hire a professional record searcher to view these records on your behalf, citing information obtained from the index[es]. Officials may send upon request a list of record searchers.
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'''Amounderness Deanery'''
  
4. You can also visit The Family History Library, or, one of its 4,500 satellite family history centers worldwide and search indexes (see the Family History Library's [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno=330765&disp=Probate+records++ cataloged entries] providing the microfilms so you can have them circulated to the [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/FHC/frameset_fhc.asp center]&nbsp;near you for searching the wills). The information obtained from the index[es] will help you&nbsp;more quickly search the wills and admons which can also be circulated on microfilm via any family history .
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Original Wills 1660-1860
  
== Probate Indexes  ==
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<br>
  
Surviving wills and admons to the Court of the Bishop (Consistory) of the Commissary of the Archdeaconry of Richmond Western Deaneries - Amounderness probate records have to some extent been indexed with the following ones:
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'''Furness Deanery'''
  
==== Printed and Published Indexes  ====
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Original Wills 1503-1860
  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=144561&disp=Lancashire+and+Cheshire+wills+and+invent%20%20&columns=*,0,0 Lancashire and Cheshire wills and inventories], 1572 to 1696, now preserved at Chester: with an appendix of Lancashire and Cheshire wills and inventories proved at York or Richmond, 1542 to 1649
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'''Lonsdale Deanery'''
*Archdeaconry of Richmond, Western Deaneries - Amounderness&nbsp;index from 1748-1858
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*Lancashire &amp; Cheshire Record Society vols. [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlehitlist&columns=*%2C0%2C0&callno=942.7+B4Lc+v.+10+ 10 - 1457-1680; 13 - 1681-1748]; [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlehitlist&columns=*%2C0%2C0&callno=942.7+B4Lc+v.+23 23 - 1748-1792; 66 - 1793-1812]; [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlehitlist&columns=*%2C0%2C0&callno=942.7+B4Lc+v.+99 99 - 1813-1837;] [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlehitlist&columns=*%2C0%2C0&callno=942.7+B4Lc+v.+105 105 - 1838-1858]
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*Surtees Society [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno=268104&disp=Wills+and+inventories+from+the+registry+++ abstracted wills in vol. 26] - 1442-1579
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==== Online Indexes  ====
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Act Books 1529-1858
  
Lancashire is one of the few England counties possessing two main probate courts with significant portions of its documents&nbsp;indexed. For this court, the&nbsp;Court of the Bishop (Consistory) of the Commissary of the Archdeaconry of Richmond Western Deaneries - Amounderness, there is a wonderful index available [http://www.uclan.ac.uk/ahss/education_social_sciences/history/probate_index.php online]&nbsp;covering the years from 1748 to 1858. (Keep checking back to determine if the range of years covered, increase beyond these years.)
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==== Original Handwritten Indexes  ====
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'''Kendal Deanery'''
  
Calendars of wills and admons early to 1720
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Original Wills 1457-1860
 
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==== Microfilmed Indexes at the Family History Library&lt;br&gt;  ====
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The indexes as listed in the above are also available in the collection of&nbsp;The Family History Library and they are on microfilm and may be circulated to each of its satellite Family History [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/FHC/frameset_fhc.asp Centers]&nbsp;worldwide. &nbsp;
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== Searching for probates in this [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=344961&disp=Probate+records%20%20&columns=*,0,0 court].  ==
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=== Probate Records of This Court ===
 
This court is comprised of&nbsp;the following geographical divisions (called Western Deaneries):&nbsp;&nbsp;Amounderness, Furness,&nbsp;Lonsdale, and Kendal. The records for each deanery are as follows:&nbsp;  
 
This court is comprised of&nbsp;the following geographical divisions (called Western Deaneries):&nbsp;&nbsp;Amounderness, Furness,&nbsp;Lonsdale, and Kendal. The records for each deanery are as follows:&nbsp;  
  
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'''Amounderness Deanery'''  
 
'''Amounderness Deanery'''  
  
ORIGINAL WILLS 1660-1860  
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Original Wills 1660-1860  
  
 
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'''Furness Deanery'''  
 
'''Furness Deanery'''  
  
ORIGINAL WILLS 1503-1860  
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Original Wills 1503-1860  
  
 
'''Lonsdale Deanery'''  
 
'''Lonsdale Deanery'''  
  
ACT BOOKS 1529-1858  
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Act Books 1529-1858  
  
 
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'''Kendal Deanery'''  
 
'''Kendal Deanery'''  
  
ORIGINAL WILLS 1457-1860  
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Original Wills 1457-1860  
  
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== Historical Background  ==
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Return to the [[Lancashire Probate Records|Lancashire Probate Records]] page.
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The Court of the Bishop (Consistory) of the Commissary of the Archdeaconry of Richmond Western Deaneries included the deaneries of&nbsp;Amounderness, Copeland, Furniss, Kendal, and Lonsdale&nbsp;held jurisdiction over parishes immediately north of the River Ribble all the way&nbsp;up to and even across the northern county borders. Boundaries of this&nbsp;probate jurisdictions&nbsp;include parishes in portions of counties Cumberland and Yorkshire. When a search of this courts’ probate records fails to provide the desired probate record, be sure to search the Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury as well.
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== Strategies, Tips, Other?  ==
 
== Strategies, Tips, Other?  ==
  
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To view a list of parishes and their respective probate court jurisdiction, see the "Lancashire&nbsp;Parishes and Their Probate Jurisdictions" on the [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Lancashire_Probate_Records main page] for Lancashire Probate Records.  
 
To view a list of parishes and their respective probate court jurisdiction, see the "Lancashire&nbsp;Parishes and Their Probate Jurisdictions" on the [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Lancashire_Probate_Records main page] for Lancashire Probate Records.  
  
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[[Category:Probate_records_in_Lancashire]] [[Category:Lancashire]]

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Return to the Lancashire Probate Records page. 

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 then to the "Probate Records of This Court" section (see below) to determine what original probate records exist for this court.

3. Contact or visit the Lancashire Record Office, or, hire a professional record searcher to view these records on your behalf, citing information obtained from the index[es]. 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 (see the Family History Library's cataloged entries providing the microfilms 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 . == Probate Indexes ==

Indexes

Printed and Published Indexes

Surviving wills and admons to the Court of the Bishop (Consistory) of the Commissary of the Archdeaconry of Richmond Western Deaneries - Amounderness probate records have to some extent been indexed with the following ones:

Online Indexes

Lancashire is one of the few England counties possessing two main probate courts with significant portions of its documents indexed. For this court, the Court of the Bishop (Consistory) of the Commissary of the Archdeaconry of Richmond Western Deaneries - Amounderness, there is a wonderful index available online covering the years from 1748 to 1858. (Keep checking back to determine if the range of years covered, increase beyond these years.)

Original Handwritten Indexes

Calendars of wills and admons early to 1720

Microfilmed Indexes at the Family History Library<br>

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.  

The Records

Archives Location

Lancashire Record Office

Bow Lane

PRESTON

Lancashire PR1 2REUK

Tel: +44(0)1772 533039 Fax: +44(0) 1772 533050 Email: record.office@ed.lancscc.gov.uk

Their  Website

Opening Times:

Monday 9am - 5pm
Tuesday 9am - 8.30pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 10am - 5 pm
Friday 9am - 5pm
Saturday 10am - 4pm

   Saturdays 2009 opening dates:
   10 January                    8 August
   14 February                 12 September 
   14 March                     10 October 
   18 April                        14 November
     9 May                        12 December
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The parishes to each Deanery can be brokendown as follows:


Deanery of Amounderness:

Admarsh

Ashton upon Ribble St Andrew

Halton Hambleton


Deanery of Furness

Haverthwaite Hawkeshead


Deanery of Copeland
Deanery of Lonsdale

Arkholme

Hornby

Deanery of Kendal

Heysham

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Probate Records Held In This Archive

This court is comprised of the following geographical divisions (called Western Deaneries):  Amounderness, Furness, Lonsdale, and Kendal. The records for each deanery are as follows: 


Amounderness Deanery

Original Wills 1660-1860


Furness Deanery

Original Wills 1503-1860

Lonsdale Deanery

Act Books 1529-1858


Kendal Deanery

Original Wills 1457-1860

Probate Records of This Court

This court is comprised of the following geographical divisions (called Western Deaneries):  Amounderness, Furness, Lonsdale, and Kendal. The records for each deanery are as follows: 


Amounderness Deanery

Original Wills 1660-1860


Furness Deanery

Original Wills 1503-1860

Lonsdale Deanery

Act Books 1529-1858


Kendal Deanery

Original Wills 1457-1860

Historical Background

Return to the Lancashire Probate Records page.

The Court of the Bishop (Consistory) of the Commissary of the Archdeaconry of Richmond Western Deaneries included the deaneries of Amounderness, Copeland, Furniss, Kendal, and Lonsdale held jurisdiction over parishes immediately north of the River Ribble all the way up to and even across the northern county borders. Boundaries of this probate jurisdictions include parishes in portions of counties Cumberland and Yorkshire. When a search of this courts’ probate records fails to provide the desired probate record, be sure to search the Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury as well.


Strategies, Tips, Other?

See the above Indexes or those available through the Family History Library or its many family history centers worldwide for an index to this court.

To view a list of parishes and their respective probate court jurisdiction, see the "Lancashire Parishes and Their Probate Jurisdictions" on the main page for Lancashire Probate Records.