Hertfordshire Probate Jurisdictions, Parishes BEdit This Page
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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 wills, administrations (also called admons), inventories, and act books.
Here is a list of Hertfordshire places beginning with the letter B and the pre-1858 courts that had probate jurisdiction over them. To see other Hertfordshire parishes, click on the letter that begins the parish name. A, C-G, H-L, M-S, T-Z.
The courts listed for each place are those that had jurisdiction over probating wills prior to 1858. To use this table, follow these steps.
1. Find the place where your ancestor lived in the first column.
2. Click on the court name in the second column to learn where to find the records and indexes.
3. Click on each name of the court in the third column if the record isn't found in the first court.
4. Search last the Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury.
If no will is found, your ancestor may not have left one.