Royal Peculiar Court of St Katherine's by the Tower

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''[[England]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Middlesex Probate Records]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[London Probate Records|London Probate Records]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Royal Peculiar Court of St Katherine's by the Tower|Royal Peculiar Court of St Katherine's by the Tower]]''
  
== Location of Records of This Court ==
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== Step By Step ==
  
===== Guildhall Library =====
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1. First [https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog search ]each index (see below) to help you more quickly find the will, writing down each detail cited in the indexed entry.<br>2. Proceed to "Records" (below) to determine what probate records exist for this court.<br>3. Contact or visit the Principal Probate Registry&nbsp;or,&nbsp;hire a professional record searcher to view these records on your behalf. Officials may send upon request a list of record searchers.<br>4. Or, you can visit The [[Family History Library|Family History Library,]] or, one of its 4,500 satellite family history centers worldwide and search indexes to this probate court's records''';'''&nbsp;then with the information obtained from the index[es] you can search more quickly the&nbsp;original wills and admons also&nbsp;on microfilm via any&nbsp;family history [[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers|centers]]&nbsp;near you.
  
===== '''Aldermanbury'''  =====
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'''London&nbsp;EC2V 7HH'''
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== Indexes  ==
  
'''Tel 020 7332 1862 / 020 7332 1863'''
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==== Online Indexes  ====
  
'''Textphone 020 7332 3803''''''<br>Email [mailto:manuscripts.guildhall@cityoflondon.gov.uk manuscripts.guildhall@cityoflondon.gov.uk]'''
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==== Printed and Published Indexes  ====
  
===== [http://www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/Corporation/LGNL_Services/Leisure_and_culture/Libraries/City_of_London_libraries/guildhall_lib.htm Website]: [http://www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/Corporation/LGNL_Services/Leisure_and_culture/Libraries/City_of_London_libraries/guildhall_lib.htm http://www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/] =====
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== Records ==
  
== Starting Your Search in Indexes ==
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==== Archives Location ====
  
1. First search each index (see below) to help you more quickly find the will, writing down each detail cited in the indexed entry.<br>2. Proceed to the "Probate Records of This Court" (below) to determine what original probate records exist for this court.<br>3. Contact or visit the Principal Probate Registry&nbsp;or,&nbsp;hire a professional record searcher to view these records on your behalf. Officials may send upon request a list of record searchers.<br>4. Visit The Family History Library, or, one of its 4,500 satellite family history centers worldwide and search indexes to this probate court's records''';'''&nbsp;then with the information obtained from the index[es] you can search more quickly the&nbsp;original wills and admons also&nbsp;on microfilm via any&nbsp;family history [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/FHC/frameset_fhc.asp centers]&nbsp;near you.  
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[http://www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/Corporation/LGNL_Services/Leisure_and_culture/Libraries/City_of_London_libraries/guildhall_lib.htm '''Guildhall Library''']<br>Aldermanbury<br>London EC2V 7HH<br>Tel (020) 7332 1862 / (020) 7332 1863<br>Textphone (020) 7332 3803<br>Email [mailto:manuscripts.guildhall@cityoflondon.gov.uk manuscripts.guildhall@cityoflondon.gov.uk]
  
== Historical&nbsp;Background<br> ==
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==== Archive Records  ====
  
London has a small peculiar jurisdiction granted to an important church within diocese of London which claimed immunity from the bishop’s jurisdiction. Called a Royal Peculiar, St Katherine's by The Tower [of London] claimed exemption from all jurisdictions except that of the sovereign. It lies immediately east of the City of London but is considered to be in the county of Middlesex, even with its close proximty to the City proper.
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Wills 1729-1800
  
Probate records of the Royal Peculiar Court&nbsp;St Katherine's by the&nbsp;Tower&nbsp;held jurisdiction over its own premises, including St Katherine's Hospital.
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Calendars 1698-1803
  
Records of these probates--includes original as well as registered wills. These records date from as early as 1698.&nbsp;&nbsp;  
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Powers of Attorney &amp; Original Wills 1690-1710
  
== Probate Indexes<br> ==
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Act Books 1698-1793
  
Several of London and Middlesex probate jurisdictions are well-covered with indexes; look in this section in each court jurisdiction to find valuable indexes to London's probate records.
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Warrants, bonds 1755-1802
  
==== Online indexes  ====
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Deposition Book in Testmentary Causes 1583-1584
  
*A comprehensivep will and admon index for nine&nbsp;London and Middlesex's probate jurisdictions--including the Royal Peculiar of St Katherine's by&nbsp;The Tower&nbsp;is found in Dr. David Wright's will index for 1750-1857 on CDs for [http://www.davideastkent.canterhill.co.uk/lp-index.htm sale]; for surnames A-F; enquire with him for costs to do&nbsp;lookups for surnames beginning with G-Z at a set fee.
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Administration Bonds 1688-1775
  
==== Original Handwritten Indexes  ====
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Cause Papers 1701-1747; 1777-1804
  
Calendars to the Probate Acts of Wills and Administrations (Admons) exist from 1698-1804. Calendars are a kind of index (of the first letter of each surname) to the probate records and admons (administrations).
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Assorted Legal Papers 1545-1653; 1745-1798
  
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Loose Bonds 1698-1722
  
==== Microfilmed Indexes at the Family History Library  ====
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==== Family History Library Records ====
  
The Family History Library has&nbsp;will&nbsp;calendars which are available on microfilm at the Family History Library covering the years as above mentioned 1698-1804 and may be circulated to each of its satellite Family History Centers. Search the online Family History Library Catalog under the "Keyword Search"&nbsp;and&nbsp;&nbsp;type in&nbsp;"Royal Peculiar Court of St Katherine's by The Tower"), or just go to this Family History Library Catalog [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno=257939&disp=Probate+records+and+marriage+allegations++ page].
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{{FHL|257939|title-id|disp=Wills 1729-1800}}&nbsp; Additional Wills, {{FHL|255745|title-id|disp=here: 1689-1744; 1800-1818}}
  
== Searching for probates in this court  ==
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{{FHL|255745|title-id|disp=Act Books 1698-1793}}
  
WILLS 1729-1800
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{{FHL|257939|title-id|disp=Calendars 1698-1803}}
  
CALENDARS&nbsp;1698-1803
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{{FHL|257939|title-id|disp=Powers of Attorney &amp; Original Wills 1690-1710}}
  
POWERS OF ATTORNEY &amp; ORIGINAL WILLS 1690-1710
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{{FHL|257939|title-id|disp=Warrants, bonds 1755-1802}}
  
BOOK IN TESTAMENTARY CAUSES 1583-1584  
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{{FHL|257939|title-id|disp=Deposition Book in Testmentary Causes 1583-1584}}
  
== Strategies, Tips, Other?  ==
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{{FHL|255745|title-id|disp=Administration Bonds 1688-1775}}
  
There are some&nbsp;indexes&nbsp;for this court. See the above general countywide indexes online (see "online Indexes) and possible other indexes&nbsp;available.
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{{FHL|257939|title-id|disp=Cause Papers 1701-1747; 1777-1804}}
  
To view a list of parishes and their respective probate court jurisdiction, see the "London [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/London_Probate_Records Parishes] and Their Probate Jurisdictions" on the main page for London Probate Records.
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{{FHL|255745|title-id|disp=Assorted Legal Papers 1545-1653; 1745-1798}}
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{{FHL|255745|title-id|disp=Loose Bonds 1698-1722}}
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== Jurisdiction<br>  ==
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London had a small peculiar jurisdiction granted to an important church within diocese of London which claimed immunity from the bishop’s jurisdiction. Called a Royal Peculiar, St Katherine's by The Tower [of London] claimed exemption from all jurisdictions except that of the sovereign. It lies immediately east of the City of London but is considered to be in the county of Middlesex, even with its close proximty next to the city proper.  
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Probate records of the Royal Peculiar Court St Katherine's by the&nbsp;Tower&nbsp;held jurisdiction over its own premises, including St Katherine's Hospital. However, most testators in this jurisdiction filed their wills with the Prerogative Court of Canterbury between 1750 to 1858.<ref>Cliff Webb, ''My Ancestors were Londoners: A Guide to London Sources for Family Historians'' (London: Society of Genealogists, 2009), 35.</ref>
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Records of these probates--includes original as well as registered wills. These records date from as early as 1698.
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Revision as of 21:48, 16 January 2012

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Contents

Step By Step

1. First search each index (see below) to help you more quickly find the will, 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 Principal Probate Registry or, hire a professional record searcher to view these records on your behalf. Officials may send upon request a list of record searchers.
4. Or, you can visit The Family History Library, or, one of its 4,500 satellite family history centers worldwide and search indexes to this probate court's 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 family history centers near you.


Indexes

Online Indexes

Printed and Published Indexes

Records

Archives Location

Guildhall Library
Aldermanbury
London EC2V 7HH
Tel (020) 7332 1862 / (020) 7332 1863
Textphone (020) 7332 3803
Email manuscripts.guildhall@cityoflondon.gov.uk

Archive Records

Wills 1729-1800

Calendars 1698-1803

Powers of Attorney & Original Wills 1690-1710

Act Books 1698-1793

Warrants, bonds 1755-1802

Deposition Book in Testmentary Causes 1583-1584

Administration Bonds 1688-1775

Cause Papers 1701-1747; 1777-1804

Assorted Legal Papers 1545-1653; 1745-1798

Loose Bonds 1698-1722

Family History Library Records

Wills 1729-1800  Additional Wills, here: 1689-1744; 1800-1818

Act Books 1698-1793

Calendars 1698-1803

Powers of Attorney & Original Wills 1690-1710

Warrants, bonds 1755-1802

Deposition Book in Testmentary Causes 1583-1584

Administration Bonds 1688-1775

Cause Papers 1701-1747; 1777-1804

Assorted Legal Papers 1545-1653; 1745-1798

Loose Bonds 1698-1722


Jurisdiction

London had a small peculiar jurisdiction granted to an important church within diocese of London which claimed immunity from the bishop’s jurisdiction. Called a Royal Peculiar, St Katherine's by The Tower [of London] claimed exemption from all jurisdictions except that of the sovereign. It lies immediately east of the City of London but is considered to be in the county of Middlesex, even with its close proximty next to the city proper.

Probate records of the Royal Peculiar Court St Katherine's by the Tower held jurisdiction over its own premises, including St Katherine's Hospital. However, most testators in this jurisdiction filed their wills with the Prerogative Court of Canterbury between 1750 to 1858.[1]

Records of these probates--includes original as well as registered wills. These records date from as early as 1698.

References

  1. Cliff Webb, My Ancestors were Londoners: A Guide to London Sources for Family Historians (London: Society of Genealogists, 2009), 35.