Court of the Peculiar of Sturminster Marshall

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Dorset Probate Records

The jurisdiction of this court extends over: Corfe Mullen, Hamworthy, Lytachet, and Sturminster Marshall. The court was not Inhibited.

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. Also see "Family History LibraryRecords."

3. Contact or visit the The 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.

Indexes

Online Indexes

Printed and Published Indexes

The Family History Library has indexes 1641-1852 at the following links [1] [2]

A calendar of wills and administrations relating to the county of Dorset in the several peculiars, 1660-1799, all now preserved at the probate registry, Blandford [3]

Records

Archive Locations

Archive Records

Add information about the manuscript, printed and digital records in this location.

Family History Library Records

Jurisdictions

Sturminster Marshall, Corfe Mullen, Hamworthy and Lytchet Minster. Never Inhibited