Cambridgeshire Probate Jurisdictions, Parishes A-B

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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 parishes in Cambridgeshire beginning with the letters A-B. For other parishes in this county, click on a link:

C    D-G    H-L   M-R   S-Z

The courts listed for each place are those that had jurisdiction over probating wills prior to 1858.

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 the records for the Exchequer and Prerogative Courts of the Archbishop of York if the record isn't found.
5. 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
Abington Pigotts Court of the Archdeaconry of Ely 2 - Court of the Bishop of Ely (Episcopal Consistory)
Arrington Court of the Bishop of Ely (Episcopal Consistory) 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Ashley with Silverley Court of the Archdeaconry of Sudbury 2 - Pre-1837: Court of the Consistory of Norwich

2 - Post-1836: Court of the Bishop of Ely (Episcopal Consistory)

Babraham Court of the Bishop of Ely (Episcopal Consistory) 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Balsham Court of the Bishop of Ely (Episcopal Consistory) 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Barrington Court of the Bishop of Ely (Episcopal Consistory) 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Bartlow Court of the Bishop of Ely (Episcopal Consistory) 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Barton Court of the Bishop of Ely (Episcopal Consistory) 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Bassingbourn Court of the Archdeaconry of Ely 2 - Court of the Bishop of Ely (Episcopal Consistory)
Benwick Court of the Bishop of Ely (Episcopal Consistory) 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Bottisham Court of the Bishop of Ely (Episcopal Consistory) 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Bourn Court of the Archdeaconry of Ely 2 - Court of the Bishop of Ely (Episcopal Consistory)
Boxworth Court of the Archdeaconry of Ely 2 - Court of the Bishop of Ely (Episcopal Consistory)
Brinkley Court of the Bishop of Ely (Episcopal Consistory) 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Bumpstead, Helion Court of the Commissary of the Bishop of London (Essex and Hertfordshire Division) 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Burrough Green Court of the Bishop of Ely (Episcopal Consistory) 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Burwell Court of the Archdeaconry of Sudbury 2 - Pre-1837: Court of the Consistory of Norwich

2 - Post-1836: Court of the Bishop of Ely (Episcopal Consistory)