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England Gotoarrow.png Kent Gotoarrow.png Kent Probate Records

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 probate records exist for this court. Also see "Family History Library Records."

3. Contact or visit Centre for Kentish Studies 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 any centers near you.

Indexes

Online Indexes

Printed and Published Indexes

KAO--index to wills, administrations, inventories and bonds of the Archbishops Peculiar Deaneries of Arches (London), Shoreham and Croydon [1]

Records

Archive Location

The Centre for Kentish Studies is the Headquarters for the Kent Archives service. It holds manuscript and printed records for the County of Kent The Centre for Kentish Studies Sessions House County Hall Maidstone ME14 1XQ 01622 694363 fax: 01622 694379 archives@kent.gov.uk [2]

Also available through Lambeth Palace Library, London  SE1 7JU England

Archive Records

Add information.

Records at The Family History Library

Church of England. Peculiar Court (Arches, Croydon and Shoreham)1614-1841 [3] This includes indexes, Original Wills, Bonds, Inventories, Administration Bonds and Warrants, Miscellaneous with Account, Act and Caveat Books

Familysearch.org Records of Images 1602-1841

These images are original records of probate, but also include:

Account papers
Administration bonds
Caveats
Guardian registers
Inventories
Miscellaneous court papers
Miscellaneous court papers index
Renunciation papers
Wills


Jurisdiction

This court had primary jurisdiction over many parishes in the western half of the county of Kent. See the parish jurisdiction lists for specifics. Jurisdiction for the Deanery of Shoreham (Kent): The parishes are: Bexley, Brasted, Chevening, Chiddingstone, Cliffe at Hoo, St. Mary Cray, Crayford, Darenth, Downe, Eynsford, East Farleigh, Farningham, Gillingham, Grain, Halstead, Hayes, Hever, Hunton, Ide Hill, Ilfield, Ightham, Keston, Knockholt, Lidsing, East Malling, Meopham, Northfleet, Orpington, Otford, East Peckham, Penshurst, Plaxtol, Sevenoaks, Shoreham, Stansted, Sundridge, and Wrotham.


 

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