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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 table of Surrey 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:

  A   B   C   D-F   G-K   L-N   O-R   S-U   V-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 PRIMARY COURT SECONDARY COURTS - IN SEARCH ORDER
Abinger Court of the Archdeaconry of Surrey Pre-1662

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

Post-1661

2 - Court of the Commissary of the Bishop of Winchester in the Archdeaconry of Surrey

Addington Pre-1846 - Court of the Deanery of the Arches of London, Croydon, Shoreham (Peculiar of the Archbishop of Canterbury)

Post-1845 - Court of the Bishop of Canterbury (Episcopal Consistory)

2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Addlestone Court of the Archdeaconry of Surrey Pre-1662

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

Post-1661

2 - Court of the Commissary of the Bishop of Winchester in the Archdeaconry of Surrey

Albury Court of the Archdeaconry of Surrey Pre-1662

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

Post-1661

2 - Court of the Commissary of the Bishop of Winchester in the Archdeaconry of Surrey

Alfold Court of the Archdeaconry of Surrey Pre-1662

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

Post-1661

2 - Court of the Commissary of the Bishop of Winchester in the Archdeaconry of Surrey

Ash Court of the Archdeaconry of Surrey Pre-1662

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

Post-1661

2 - Court of the Commissary of the Bishop of Winchester in the Archdeaconry of Surrey

Ashtead Court of the Archdeaconry of Surrey Pre-1662

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

Post-1661

2 - Court of the Commissary of the Bishop of Winchester in the Archdeaconry of Surrey

 


 

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