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[[England]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Cheshire Probate Records]], [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Yorkshire Probate Courts]], [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Lancashire Probate Records]]   
  
== Location of These Probate Records ==
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A general explanation of probate records in England, is given in the article [[England Probate Records]].
  
'''Borthwick Institute of Historical Research''' 
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== Description  ==
  
 
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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 [[W genealogical glossary terms|wills]], [[A genealogical glossary terms|administrations]] (also called admons), [[I genealogical glossary terms|inventories]], and [[A genealogical glossary terms|act books]]. The Church of England ecclesiastical courts had authority for this process until to 1858.
  
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== Step By Step  ==
  
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1. [https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog Search ]indexes to help you more quickly find the will, writing down each detail given in the index.
  
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2. Go to the "Records" (below) to determine what probate records exist for this court.
  
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3. Obtain the records to search. Use one of these methods to find indexes and records:  
  
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*Contact or visit the Archive (see below) or hire a professional record searcher to view these records on your behalf.
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*Order microfilm copies of the indexes and records listed in the Family History Library Records (see section below) by visiting the [[Family History Library|Family History Library]] or one of its [[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers|family history centers]] and search indexes and records.
  
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Their &nbsp;[http://www.lancashire.gov.uk/education/record_office Website]
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== Indexes  ==
  
Opening Times:  
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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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==== Online Indexes  ====
  
== Historical Background  ==
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<br>Indexes to Yorkshire wills are beginning to come online. Yorkshire will indexes are online only available at [http://www.britishorigins.com/ Britishorigins.com] for the following years:
  
The Court of the Peculiar of the&nbsp;Dean and Chapter of York held concurrent jurisdiction over some parishes of Lancshire. 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 York as well.&lt;br&gt;
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*Medieval Probate Index - 1267- 1500
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*Peculiar Courts Probate Index - 1383-1883
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*York Prerogative &amp; Exchequer Court Probate Index - 1842-1858
  
== Starting Your Search in Indexes  ==
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==== Printed and Published Indexes  ====
  
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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Index of Wills, etc., from the Dean and Chapter's Court at York, A.D. 1321 to 1636; [also containing] Original wills, administrations and tuitions from 1524-1724, and Register copy wills from 1557-1638 in the Yorkshire Archaeological Society Record Series volume 38. Held at the Society of Genealogists; the {{FHL|382193|title-id|disp=Family History Library}}.  
  
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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'''Original Handwritten Indexes'''
  
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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*Manuscript indexes exist from 1438-1728 and, 1650-1858.
  
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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'''Microfilmed Indexes at the Family History Library'''
  
== Probate Indexes  ==
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The indexes as listed&nbsp;above, plus&nbsp;and index&nbsp;covering the years 1688-1731 are all available at The {{FHL|394883|title-id|disp=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.
  
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:&lt;br&gt;
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== Records  ==
  
==== Printed and Published Indexes ====
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==== Archive Location ====
  
*[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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[http://www.york.ac.uk/inst/bihr/contact.htm Borthwick Institute for Historical Research ]<br>University of York <br>Heslington <br>York YO10 5DD <br>England
*Lancashire and Cheshire wills and inventories at Chester: with an appendix of abstracts of wills now lost or destroyed
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==== Online Indexes  ====
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Telephone: (0)1904 321166
  
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 in the index, increase beyond these years.)
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Email: [mailto:bihr500@york.ac.uk bihr500@york.ac.uk]
  
==== Original Handwritten Indexes  ====
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[http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/archon/searches/locresult_details.asp?LR=193 Website]
  
==== Microfilmed Indexes at the Family History Library&lt;br&gt;  ====
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Opening Times: Mon-Fri 9:15am - 4:45pm <br>
  
The indexes as listed in the above are also available&amp;nbsp;covering the years 1688-1731&amp;nbsp;at The [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&amp;titleno=394883&amp;disp=Calendar+of+Yorkshire+probate+records+ta%20%20&amp;columns=*,0,0 Family History Library] and they are on microfilm&amp;nbsp;and may be circulated&amp;nbsp;to each of its satellite Family History [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/FHC/frameset_fhc.asp Centers]&amp;nbsp;worldwide.
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==== Archive Records  ====
  
== 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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Add information about the manuscript, printed and digital records in this location.  
  
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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*Original wills, administrations (admons)  
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*Inventories, tutions 1383-1858
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*Register&nbsp;of copy wills 1321-1558;1557-1638
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*Abstract book 1774-1847 inventories 14th - 17th Centuries
  
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==== Family History Library Records<br> ====
  
'''Amounderness Deanery'''
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*{{FHL|350686|title-id|disp=Wills and administrations, 1530-1857}}<br>
  
ORIGINAL WILLS 1660-1860
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== Jurisdiction<br> ==
  
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This court's jurisdiction applies to more than 25 parishes in Yorkshire and the city of York. Boundaries of this&nbsp;probate jurisdiction include parishes in portions of counties Cumberland and Yorkshire.<br>
 
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'''Furness Deanery'''
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ORIGINAL WILLS 1551-1860
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'''Lonsdale Deanery'''
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ACT BOOKS 1669-1858
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'''Kendal Deanery'''
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[[Category:Yorkshire]] [[Category:Lancashire]]
 
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ORIGINAL WILLS 1530-1860
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== Strategies, Tips, Other?  ==
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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.
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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.
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[England: Lancashire]
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Latest revision as of 16:15, 7 May 2013

England Gotoarrow.png Cheshire Probate Records, Gotoarrow.png Yorkshire Probate Courts, Gotoarrow.png Lancashire Probate Records 

A general explanation of probate records in England, is given in the article England Probate Records.

Contents

Description

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. The Church of England ecclesiastical courts had authority for this process until to 1858.

Step By Step

1. Search indexes to help you more quickly find the will, writing down each detail given in the index.

2. Go to the "Records" (below) to determine what probate records exist for this court.

3. Obtain the records to search. Use one of these methods to find indexes and records:

  • Contact or visit the Archive (see below) or hire a professional record searcher to view these records on your behalf.
  • Order microfilm copies of the indexes and records listed in the Family History Library Records (see section below) by visiting the Family History Library or one of its family history centers and search indexes and records.


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


Indexes to Yorkshire wills are beginning to come online. Yorkshire will indexes are online only available at Britishorigins.com for the following years:

  • Medieval Probate Index - 1267- 1500
  • Peculiar Courts Probate Index - 1383-1883
  • York Prerogative & Exchequer Court Probate Index - 1842-1858

Printed and Published Indexes

Index of Wills, etc., from the Dean and Chapter's Court at York, A.D. 1321 to 1636; [also containing] Original wills, administrations and tuitions from 1524-1724, and Register copy wills from 1557-1638 in the Yorkshire Archaeological Society Record Series volume 38. Held at the Society of Genealogists; the Family History Library.

Original Handwritten Indexes

  • Manuscript indexes exist from 1438-1728 and, 1650-1858.

Microfilmed Indexes at the Family History Library

The indexes as listed above, plus and index covering the years 1688-1731 are all available at The family history library and they are on microfilm and may be circulated to each of its satellite family history centers worldwide.

Records

Archive Location

Borthwick Institute for Historical Research
University of York
Heslington
York YO10 5DD
England

Telephone: (0)1904 321166

Email: bihr500@york.ac.uk

Website

Opening Times: Mon-Fri 9:15am - 4:45pm

Archive Records

Add information about the manuscript, printed and digital records in this location.

  • Original wills, administrations (admons)
  • Inventories, tutions 1383-1858
  • Register of copy wills 1321-1558;1557-1638
  • Abstract book 1774-1847 inventories 14th - 17th Centuries

Family History Library Records

Jurisdiction

This court's jurisdiction applies to more than 25 parishes in Yorkshire and the city of York. Boundaries of this probate jurisdiction include parishes in portions of counties Cumberland and Yorkshire.



 

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