Court of the Peculiar of the Manor of Dale Abbey

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England Gotoarrow.png Derbyshire Gotoarrow.png Derbyshire Probate Records

 Step by Step

1. First search each applicable index (see below) to help you more quickly find the will, writing down each detail cited in the indexed entry.

2. Proceed to the "Records" (below) to determine what probate records exist for this court. Also see "Family History Library Records."

3. Contact or visit the Nottinghamshire 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 anycenters near you.


Online Indexes

Printed and Published Indexes

The Nottinghamshire Record Office has a card index to probate records and you can contact them for assistance.

An index to Dale Abbey probate records for 1753-1790 has been published by the British Index Library and is available at the Family History Library. 

In addition, abstracts of the wills were made in 1967 and are indexed and on microfilm.


Archive Location

The records for Dale Abbey are deposited at the Nottinghamshire Record Office in Nottingham.  They include:

  • Original wills, 1753-1856 (only 19 total)

Archive Records

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

Family History Library Records

The records have been microfilmed and are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City.


This court had primary jurisdiction solely over the extra-parochial parish of Dale Abbey. 

Though technically the Court of the Bishop of Lichfield did not have superior jurisdiction over Dale Abbey, as the largest court of original jurisdiction in the county, its records may include the probates of persons who resided there.