Exchequer and Prerogative Courts of the Archbishop of York

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[[England]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Cheshire]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Cheshire Probate Records]]<br> [[England]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Yorkshire]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Yorkshire Probate Records]]<br> [[England]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Lancashire]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Lancashire Probate Records]]  
 
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[[England]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Yorkshire]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Yorkshire Probate Records]]  
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[[England]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Lancashire]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Lancashire Probate Records]]  
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For a general explanation about probate records in England, click [[England Probate Records|here]].  
 
For a general explanation about probate records in England, click [[England Probate Records|here]].  
  
== Step By Step ==
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== Description ==
  
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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''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.<br>
 
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2. Proceed then to the "Probate Records In This Archive" section (see below) to determine what original probate records exist for this court.
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3. Contact or visit the&nbsp;Lancashire Record Office to 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=topicdetails&subject=426796&subject_disp=England%2C+Cheshire+%2D+Probate+records&columns=*,0,0 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 more quickly search the wills and admons which can also be circulated on microfilm via any family history .  
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== Indexes  ==
 
== Indexes  ==
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==== Printed and Published Indexes  ====
 
==== Printed and Published Indexes  ====
  
The Family History Library has film copies of the following indexes. Films can be viewed in the [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/FHL/frameset_library.asp Family History Library] and in a [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/FHC/frameset_fhc.asp family history center].<br>
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The Family History Library has film copies of the following indexes. Films can be viewed in the [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/FHL/frameset_library.asp Family History Library] and in a [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/FHC/frameset_fhc.asp family history center].<br>  
  
 
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*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno=394883&disp=Calendar+of+Yorkshire+probate+records+ta++ Calendar of Yorkshire probate records taken from the deanery act books of the exchequer court of York, 1688-1731]<br>
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*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno=394883&disp=Calendar+of+Yorkshire+probate+records+ta++ Calendar of Yorkshire probate records taken from the deanery act books of the exchequer court of York, 1688-1731]<br>  
 
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=402687&disp=Index+of+wills+in+the+York+Registry%20%20&columns=*,0,0 Index of wills in the York Registry]<br>
 
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=402687&disp=Index+of+wills+in+the+York+Registry%20%20&columns=*,0,0 Index of wills in the York Registry]<br>
  
[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=1281601&disp=Yorkshire+probate+index%20%20&columns=*,0,0 Yorkshire probate index&nbsp;: part one, 1800 to 1803] was compiled by Janet Ogden, Stephen D. Whitwam and Brian Jones.<br>
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[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=1281601&disp=Yorkshire+probate+index%20%20&columns=*,0,0 Yorkshire probate index&nbsp;: part one, 1800 to 1803] was compiled by Janet Ogden, Stephen D. Whitwam and Brian Jones.<br>  
  
 
== Records  ==
 
== Records  ==
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Archive Location
  
 
The original records for this court are in the [http://www.york.ac.uk/inst/bihr/ Borthwick Institute for Historical Research]  
 
The original records for this court are in the [http://www.york.ac.uk/inst/bihr/ Borthwick Institute for Historical Research]  
  
University of York <br>Heslington York YO10 5DD <br>England  
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University of York <br>Heslington York YO10 5DD <br>England Telephone: (0)1904 321166 <br> Email: [mailto:bihr500@york.ac.uk bihr500@york.ac.uk] <br>
  
Telephone: (0)1904 321166
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==== Archive Records<br>  ====
  
Email: [mailto:bihr500@york.ac.uk bihr500@york.ac.uk] <br><br>
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==== Family History Library Records  ====
  
The Family History Library has the following records on film.<br>
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The Family History Library has the following records on film.<br>  
  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno=817893&disp=Original+wills%2C+etc.+of+the+Excheque++ Original wills, etc. of the Exchequer and Prerogative courts, Archbishop of York, 1688-1750] <br>
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*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno=817893&disp=Original+wills%2C+etc.+of+the+Excheque++ Original wills, etc. of the Exchequer and Prerogative courts, Archbishop of York, 1688-1750] <br>  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno=350921&disp=Wills+and+administrations++ Wills and administrations, 1389-1858]<br>
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*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno=350921&disp=Wills+and+administrations++ Wills and administrations, 1389-1858]<br>  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno=342415&disp=Wills+registered+at+York%2C+1540-1802++ Wills registered at York, 1540-1802]<br>
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*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno=342415&disp=Wills+registered+at+York%2C+1540-1802++ Wills registered at York, 1540-1802]<br>  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno=219456&disp=York+District+Probate+Registry++ York District Probate Registry&nbsp;: probate act books, 1502-1624]<br>
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*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno=219456&disp=York+District+Probate+Registry++ York District Probate Registry&nbsp;: probate act books, 1502-1624]<br>  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=563751&disp=Register+of+tuitions+and+curations%2C+15%20%20&columns=*,0,0 Register of tuitions and curations, 1592-1639]. Click to read an explanation of [[T genealogical glossary terms|tuitions]] and [[C genealogical glossary terms|curations]].<br>
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*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=563751&disp=Register+of+tuitions+and+curations%2C+15%20%20&columns=*,0,0 Register of tuitions and curations, 1592-1639]. Click to read an explanation of [[T genealogical glossary terms|tuitions]] and [[C genealogical glossary terms|curations]].<br>  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno=754269&disp=Court+books%2C+1548-1663++ Court books, 1548-1663 ]<br>
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*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno=754269&disp=Court+books%2C+1548-1663++ Court books, 1548-1663 ]<br>  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=754091&disp=Commissions+books%2C+1611-1683%20%20&columns=*,0,0 Commissions books, 1611-1683]<br>
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*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=754091&disp=Commissions+books%2C+1611-1683%20%20&columns=*,0,0 Commissions books, 1611-1683]<br>  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno=754056&disp=Citation+books%2C+1611-1695++ Citation books, 1611-1695] <br>
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*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno=754056&disp=Citation+books%2C+1611-1695++ Citation books, 1611-1695] <br>  
 
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=754180&disp=Caveat+books%2C+1521-1859%20%20&columns=*,0,0 Caveat books, 1521-1859]<br>
 
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=754180&disp=Caveat+books%2C+1521-1859%20%20&columns=*,0,0 Caveat books, 1521-1859]<br>
  
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The Court of the Exchequer and&nbsp;Prerogative Courts of the&nbsp;Archbishop of York held&nbsp;jurisdiction over the whole of the Province of York, which consisted of&nbsp;the counties of&nbsp;Cheshire, Cumberland, Durham,&nbsp;Lancashire, Northumberland, Nottinghamshire, Westmoreland, Yorkshire.  
 
The Court of the Exchequer and&nbsp;Prerogative Courts of the&nbsp;Archbishop of York held&nbsp;jurisdiction over the whole of the Province of York, which consisted of&nbsp;the counties of&nbsp;Cheshire, Cumberland, Durham,&nbsp;Lancashire, Northumberland, Nottinghamshire, Westmoreland, Yorkshire.  
  
Unless a person&nbsp;held properties in more than one diocese (within the Province of York), always ''first ''search'', ''the local diocesan court probate records&nbsp;of&nbsp;the county in which they lived and/or died.&nbsp;When a search of this courts’ probate records, or a search&nbsp;in those of&nbsp;the local diocesan courts&nbsp;fails to provide the desired probate record, be sure to search the&nbsp;Court of the Peculiar of the Dean and Chapter of York as well. <br>
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Unless a person&nbsp;held properties in more than one diocese (within the Province of York), always ''first ''search'', ''the local diocesan court probate records&nbsp;of&nbsp;the county in which they lived and/or died.&nbsp;When a search of this courts’ probate records, or a search&nbsp;in those of&nbsp;the local diocesan courts&nbsp;fails to provide the desired probate record, be sure to search the&nbsp;Court of the Peculiar of the Dean and Chapter of York as well. <br>  
  
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England Gotoarrow.png Cheshire Gotoarrow.png Cheshire Probate Records
England Gotoarrow.png Yorkshire Gotoarrow.png Yorkshire Probate Records
England Gotoarrow.png Lancashire Gotoarrow.png Lancashire Probate Records

For a general explanation about probate records in England, click here.

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.

Indexes

Online Indexes

Indexes to Yorkshire wills are beginning to come online. The Prerogative & Exchequer Courts of York Probate Index 1731-1858 is available at britishorigins. This is a subscription site.

Printed and Published Indexes

The Family History Library has film copies of the following indexes. Films can be viewed in the Family History Library and in a family history center.

Yorkshire probate index : part one, 1800 to 1803 was compiled by Janet Ogden, Stephen D. Whitwam and Brian Jones.

Records

Archive Location

The original records for this court are in the Borthwick Institute for Historical Research

University of York
Heslington York YO10 5DD
England Telephone: (0)1904 321166
Email: bihr500@york.ac.uk

Archive Records

Family History Library Records

The Family History Library has the following records on film.

Juridiction

This court's jurisdiction applies to persons with bona notabilia (property worth 5 pounds or more) in more than one diocese within the northern Province of York, which includes all of the dioceses of York, Carlisle, Chester, Sodor and Man (Isle of Man), Durham and Lancaster. If probate records are not found in this court, be certain to search the Court of the Dean and Chapter of York.

Historical Background

The Court of the Exchequer and Prerogative Courts of the Archbishop of York held jurisdiction over the whole of the Province of York, which consisted of the counties of Cheshire, Cumberland, Durham, Lancashire, Northumberland, Nottinghamshire, Westmoreland, Yorkshire.

Unless a person held properties in more than one diocese (within the Province of York), always first search, the local diocesan court probate records of the county in which they lived and/or died. When a search of this courts’ probate records, or a search in those of the local diocesan courts fails to provide the desired probate record, be sure to search the Court of the Peculiar of the Dean and Chapter of York as well.