Huntingdonshire Probate Records

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Begore 1858, few just a few exceptions, Huntingdonshire was under the primary probate jurisdiction of the [[Court of the Commissary of the Bishop of Lincoln and of the Archdeaconry of Huntingdon]].  A few places and parishes were considered 'peculiars' and their courts will be found in the jurisdiction tables below.  Search courts in the order given.  Search indexes first.  Indexes will be found by clicking the name of a court.  
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Begore 1858, few just a few exceptions, Huntingdonshire was under the primary probate jurisdiction of the [[Court of the Commissary of the Bishop of Lincoln and of the Archdeaconry of Huntingdon]].  A few places and parishes were considered 'peculiars' and their courts will be found in the jurisdiction lists such as the one below.  Search courts in the order given.  Search indexes first.  Indexes will be found by clicking the name of a court.  
  
 
Here is a list of Huntingdonshire places beginning with the letter A and the pre-1858 courts that had probate jurisdiction over them.   
 
Here is a list of Huntingdonshire places beginning with the letter A and the pre-1858 courts that had probate jurisdiction over them.   

Revision as of 20:50, 8 May 2009

For an explanation of probate records in England, click here.

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Contents

Huntingdonshire Probate Courts

Some Explanatory Notes on the Huntingdonshire Probate Courts

Court Jurisdictions

Begore 1858, few just a few exceptions, Huntingdonshire was under the primary probate jurisdiction of the Court of the Commissary of the Bishop of Lincoln and of the Archdeaconry of Huntingdon.  A few places and parishes were considered 'peculiars' and their courts will be found in the jurisdiction lists such as the one below.  Search courts in the order given.  Search indexes first.  Indexes will be found by clicking the name of a court.

Here is a list of Huntingdonshire places beginning with the letter A and the pre-1858 courts that had probate jurisdiction over them. 

For other places, click on a letter link:   B-D   E-G   H-O   P-S   T-Z  


PARISH PRIMARY COURT SECONDARY COURTS - IN SEARCH ORDER
Abbotsley Court of the Commissary of the Bishop of Lincoln and of the Archdeacon in the Archdeaconry of Huntingdon 2 - Post-1836: Court of the Bishop of Ely (Episcopal Consistory)
Alconbury with Alconbury Weston Court of the Commissary of the Bishop of Lincoln and of the Archdeacon in the Archdeaconry of Huntingdon 2 - Post-1836: Court of the Bishop of Ely (Episcopal Consistory)
Alwalton Court of the Commissary of the Bishop of Lincoln and of the Archdeacon in the Archdeaconry of Huntingdon 2 - Post-1836: Court of the Bishop of Ely (Episcopal Consistory)



Post-1857 Probate Records

Beginning in 1858, the government took over the settlement of estates and all wills are now probated through the Principal Probate Registry system.  The system consists of 11 district registry offices and 18 sub-district registries, located throughout England and Wales, and the principal registry office located in London.  The records are available through the office of Her Majesty's Courts Service.  To learn more, go to the HMCS website.

A country-wide surname index to the records is available, so it is much easier to look for post-1857 wills.  The indexes for 1858-1957 and the records for 1858-1925 are available on microfilm at the Family History Library.