Court of the Peculiar of Burton upon Trent
Step by Step
1. First search each applicable index (see below) to help you more quickly find the will or administration (admon), writing down each detail cited in the indexed entry.
2. Proceed to the "Records" (below) to determine what probate records exist for this court.
3. Contact or visit the Staffordshire County Record Office or, hire a professional record searcher to view these records on your behalf. Officials may send upon request a list of record searchers.
4. Visit The Family History Library, or, one of its 4,500 satellite family history centers worldwide and search indexes to probate 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 centers near you.
Printed and Published Indexes
The collection on microfilm includes a Calendar of wills, administrations and inventories. A calendar is an index arranged first alphabetically by the beginning letter of a testator's surname and second by date.
The British Index Library has published an index to wills for 1529-1652 for the peculiars deposited at Lichfield including Burton upon Trent. However, it is doubtful that it actually includes Burton upon Trent wills since any surviving records for this period are appearently found in the records of the Court of the Bishop of Lichfield.
The original records are deposited at the Lichfield Record Office. They include:
- Original wills, 1678-1858
Other earlier Burton upon Trent wills are included in the records of the Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory).
Add information about the manuscript, printed and digital records in this location.
Family History Library Records
- Original wills, administrations, and inventories, in various Peculiar Courts (including Burton upon Trent)
This court also had jurisdiction over the Derbyshire parish of Stapenhill, Derbyshire and the village of Winshill. Stapenhill is on the border of Derbyshire and Staffordshire and is separated from the borough of Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire, by the River Trent. Winshill, though a township within the parish and borough of Burton on Trent, lies on the Derbyshire side of the river, and north of Stapenhill.