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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. AC-GH-LM-ST-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.

PARISH FIRST COURT TO SEARCH
NEXT COURTS TO SEARCH
Baldock Court of the Archdeaconry of Huntingdon (Herts div.) 2 - Pre-1614: Court of the Commissary of the Bishop of Lincoln and of the Archdeacon in the Archdeaconry of Huntingdon

2 - Post-1813: Court of the Archdeaconry of St. Albans

3 - Pre-1614: Court of the Bishop of Lincoln (Episcopal Consistory)

3 - Post-1613: Court of the Archdeacon of Bedford

Barkway Court of the Archdeaconry of Middlesex (Essex & Hertfordshire Division) 2 - Court of the Commissary of the Bishop of London (Essex & Hertfordshire Division)

3 - Court of the Bishop of London (Episcopal Consistory)

Barley Court of the Archdeaconry of Middlesex (Essex & Hertfordshire Division) 2 - Court of the Commissary of the Bishop of London (Essex & Hertfordshire Division)

3 - Court of the Bishop of London (Episcopal Consistory)

Bayford Court of the Archdeaconry of Huntingdon (Herts div.) 2 - Pre-1614: Court of the Commissary of the Bishop of Lincoln and of the Archdeacon in the Archdeaconry of Huntingdon

2 - Post-1813: Court of the Archdeaconry of St. Albans

3 - Pre-1614: Court of the Bishop of Lincoln (Episcopal Consistory)

3 - Post-1613: Court of the Archdeacon of Bedford

Bengeo Court of the Archdeaconry of Huntingdon (Herts div.) 2 - Pre-1614: Court of the Commissary of the Bishop of Lincoln and of the Archdeacon in the Archdeaconry of Huntingdon

2 - Post-1813: Court of the Archdeaconry of St. Albans

3 - Pre-1614: Court of the Bishop of Lincoln (Episcopal Consistory)

3 - Post-1613: Court of the Archdeacon of Bedford

Benington Court of the Archdeaconry of Huntingdon (Herts div.) 2 - Pre-1614: Court of the Commissary of the Bishop of Lincoln and of the Archdeacon in the Archdeaconry of Huntingdon

2 - Post-1813: Court of the Archdeaconry of St. Albans

3 - Pre-1614: Court of the Bishop of Lincoln (Episcopal Consistory)

3 - Post-1613: Court of the Archdeacon of Bedford

Bishop's Hatfield Court of the Archdeaconry of Huntingdon (Herts div.) 2 - Pre-1614: Court of the Commissary of the Bishop of Lincoln and of the Archdeacon in the Archdeaconry of Huntingdon

2 - Post-1813: Court of the Archdeaconry of St. Albans

3 - Pre-1614: Court of the Bishop of Lincoln (Episcopal Consistory)

3 - Post-1613: Court of the Archdeacon of Bedford

Bishop's Stortford Court of the Commissary of the Bishop of London (Essex & Hertfordshire Division) 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Bovingdon Court of the Archdeaconry of Huntingdon (Herts div.) 2 - Pre-1614: Court of the Commissary of the Bishop of Lincoln and of the Archdeacon in the Archdeaconry of Huntingdon

2 - Post-1813: Court of the Archdeaconry of St. Albans

3 - Pre-1614: Court of the Bishop of Lincoln (Episcopal Consistory)

3 - Post-1613: Court of the Archdeacon of Bedford

Boxmoor Court of the Archdeaconry of Huntingdon (Herts div.) 2 - Pre-1614: Court of the Commissary of the Bishop of Lincoln and of the Archdeacon in the Archdeaconry of Huntingdon

2 - Post-1813: Court of the Archdeaconry of St. Albans

3 - Pre-1614: Court of the Bishop of Lincoln (Episcopal Consistory)

3 - Post-1613: Court of the Archdeacon of Bedford

Bramfield Court of the Archdeaconry of Huntingdon (Herts div.) 2 - Pre-1614: Court of the Commissary of the Bishop of Lincoln and of the Archdeacon in the Archdeaconry of Huntingdon

2 - Post-1813: Court of the Archdeaconry of St. Albans

3 - Pre-1614: Court of the Bishop of Lincoln (Episcopal Consistory)

3 - Post-1613: Court of the Archdeacon of Bedford

Braughing Court of the Archdeaconry of Middlesex (Essex & Hertfordshire Division) 2 - Court of the Commissary of the Bishop of London (Essex & Hertfordshire Division)

3 - Court of the Bishop of London (Episcopal Consistory)

Brent Pelham Pre-1845 - Court of the Peculiar of the Dean and Chapter of St Paul's Cathedral; Post-1844 - Court of the Archdeaconry of St. Albans Pre-1845

2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury


Post-1844

2 - Court of the Bishop of London (Episcopal Consistory)

Broxbourne Court of the Archdeaconry of Middlesex (Essex & Hertfordshire Division) 2 - Court of the Commissary of the Bishop of London (Essex & Hertfordshire Division)

3 - Court of the Bishop of London (Episcopal Consistory)

Buckland Court of the Archdeaconry of Middlesex (Essex & Hertfordshire Division) 2 - Court of the Commissary of the Bishop of London (Essex & Hertfordshire Division)

3 - Court of the Bishop of London (Episcopal Consistory)

Buntingford Court of the Archdeaconry of Middlesex (Essex & Hertfordshire Division) 2 - Court of the Commissary of the Bishop of London (Essex & Hertfordshire Division)

3 - Court of the Bishop of London (Episcopal Consistory)

Bushey Court of the Archdeaconry of St. Albans 2 - Court of the Bishop of London (Episcopal Consistory)
Bygrave Court of the Archdeaconry of Huntingdon (Herts div.) 2 - Pre-1614: Court of the Commissary of the Bishop of Lincoln and of the Archdeacon in the Archdeaconry of Huntingdon

2 - Post-1813: Court of the Archdeaconry of St. Albans

3 - Pre-1614: Court of the Bishop of Lincoln (Episcopal Consistory)

3 - Post-1613: Court of the Archdeacon of Bedford


 

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