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England Gotoarrow.png Westmorland Gotoarrow.png Westmorland Probate Records

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Step By Step

1. First search each index (see below) to help you more quickly find the will or administration (admon), writing down each detail cited in the indexed entry.
2. Proceed to "Records" (below) to determine what probate records exist for this court.
3. Contact or visit the Record Office 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.


Online Indexes

Printed and Published Indexes

The Family History LIbrary has an index,1670-1856.


Archive Location

Cumbria Record Office, Carlisle

The Castle
Tel:01228 227285/227284
Fax:01228 707274

Archive Records

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

Of the three manorial courts, Ravenstonedale has by far the most records. The original wills, administrations, and inventories, 1670-1856, are all mixed together in rough chronological order by the initial letter of the surnames involved. There are no act books.

Family History Library Records

The following records are on film in the Family History LIbrary. Films can be view in a family history center.


The parish of Ravenstonedale.


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