Court of the Peculiar of the Manor of Silsden

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A general explanation of probate records in England, is given in the article England Probate Records.Click to read a definition of the word peculiar. Step by Step


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. The Church of England ecclesiastical courts had authority for this process until to 1858.

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Online Indexes

Indexes for 54 peculiar courts, 1383-1883, are available online on BritishOrigins. This is a subscription site.

Printed and Published Indexes

The Family History Library has a calendar, 1588-1809, on film number 98917 items 10 and 11.Volume A is on item 10 for 1588-1737, and volume B is item 11 for 1611-1809. The period 1588-1737 is also in print on pages 37-38 and 110-112 of volume I of The Northern Genealogist.


Archive Location

 Records are held in the Borthwick Institute of Historical Research.

Archive Records

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Family History Library Records

No original records have been filmed for this court.


Silsden in the parish of Kildwick. It was not inhibited