London Probate Jurisdictions Parishes St D-H

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Before 1858, every parish was under the probate jurisdiction of a primary court and several secondary courts. Here's an alphabetical list of London City parishes and the probate courts that had jurisdiction over them for the parishes St D-H. Click on the link for the letter that a parish name begins with.


 A-F  G-R  St A-C  St D-H  St I-S  St T-Z


1. In the first column, find the place where your ancestor lived.
2. In the second column, click on the court name to learn where to find the records and indexes.
3. If the record isn't found in the primary court, search the records for the secondary courts in the order listed.
4. The last court to search is the Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury.

If no will is found, your ancestor may not have left one.

PARISH PRIMARY COURT SECONDARY COURTS - IN SEARCH ORDER
St Dionis Backchurch Court of the Deanery of the Arches of London, Croydon, Shoreham (Peculiar of the Archbishop of Canterbury) 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
St Dunstan in the East Court of the Deanery of the Arches of London, Croydon, Shoreham (Peculiar of the Archbishop of Canterbury) 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
St Dunstan in the West Court of the Commissary of the Bishop of London (London Division) 2 - Court of the Bishop of London (Episcopal Consistory)
St Edmund the King with St Nicholas Acons Court of the Commissary of the Bishop of London (London Division) 2 - Court of the Bishop of London (Episcopal Consistory)
St Ethelburga Court of the Archdeaconry of London 2 - Court of the Bishop of London (Episcopal Consistory)
St George Botolph-Lane with St Botolph Billingsgate Court of the Commissary of the Bishop of London (London Division) 2 - Court of the Bishop of London (Episcopal Consistory)
St George in the East Christ Church Court of the Commissary of the Bishop of London (London Division) 2 - Court of the Bishop of London (Episcopal Consistory)
St George in the East St Mary Court of the Commissary of the Bishop of London (London Division) 2 - Court of the Bishop of London (Episcopal Consistory)
St Giles without Cripplegate Court of the Peculiar of the Dean and Chapter of St Paul's Cathedral 2 - Court of the Commissary of the Bishop of London (Essex & Hertfordshire Division)
St Helen Bishopsgate Court of the Peculiar of the Dean and Chapter of St Paul's Cathedral 2 - Court of the Commissary of the Bishop of London (Essex & Hertfordshire Division)