Westmorland Probate Jurisdictions for Places Beginning with A

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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.


Here is a table of places in Westmorland beginning with the letter A. For other parishes, click on a link:

  B   C   D-G   H   K   L   M   N-R   S   T-Z

The courts listed for each place are those that had jurisdiction over probating wills prior to 1858. To use this table, follow these steps.


1. Find the place where your ancestor lived in the first column.
2. Click on the court name in the second column to learn where to find the records and indexes.
3. Click on each name of the court in the third column if the record isn't found in the first court.
4. Search last the Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury.


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


PLACE PRIMARY COURT SECONDARY COURTS - IN SEARCH ORDER
Ambleside Court of the Bishop (Consistory) of the Commissary of the Archdeaconry of Richmond Western Deaneries - Kendal 2 - Exchequer and Prerogative Courts of the Archbishop of York

3 - Chancery Court of the Archbishop of York

4 - Court of the Peculiar of the Dean and Chapter of York

Appleby St Laurence Court of the Bishop of Carlisle (Episcopal Consistory) 2 - Exchequer and Prerogative Courts of the Archbishop of York

3 - Court of the Peculiar of the Dean and Chapter of York

4 - Chancery Court of the Archbishop of York

Appleby St Michael Court of the Bishop of Carlisle (Episcopal Consistory) 2 - Exchequer and Prerogative Courts of the Archbishop of York

3 - Court of the Peculiar of the Dean and Chapter of York

4 - Chancery Court of the Archbishop of York

Applethwaite Court of the Bishop (Consistory) of the Commissary of the Archdeaconry of Richmond Western Deaneries - Kendal 2 - Exchequer and Prerogative Courts of the Archbishop of York

3 - Chancery Court of the Archbishop of York

4 - Court of the Peculiar of the Dean and Chapter of York

Asby Court of the Bishop of Carlisle (Episcopal Consistory) 2 - Exchequer and Prerogative Courts of the Archbishop of York

3 - Court of the Peculiar of the Dean and Chapter of York

4 - Chancery Court of the Archbishop of York

Askham Court of the Bishop of Carlisle (Episcopal Consistory) 2 - Exchequer and Prerogative Courts of the Archbishop of York

3 - Court of the Peculiar of the Dean and Chapter of York

4 - Chancery Court of the Archbishop of York