Court of the Archdeaconry of Northampton
Step By Step
1. First search each index (see below) to help you more quickly find the will or administration (admon), writing down each detail cited in the indexed entry.
2. Proceed to "Records" (below) to determine what probate records exist for this court.
3. Contact or visit the Northamptonshire 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.
- Online Probate Index 1469-1857 The Northamptonshire and Rutland Probate Index has been created from several of the earlier indexes of probate records held in the Northampton Record Office. The index contains 87,058 entries that cover the period 1469 to 1857.
Printed and Published Indexes
Indexes in The Family History Library:
The Family History Library has the following on film. Films can be viewed in the Library or in a family history center.
- Calendars of wills, administrations & etc.
- Card index to wills before 1858
- indexes to wills and admons 1626-1797
- Calendar of Wills 1510-1652
- Calendar of Wills 1752-1857
The original records are housed in the--
Northamptonshire County Council
John Dryden House
8-10 The Lakes
Tel: 44-(0)1604 236236
Hours of opening:
Monday to Friday 8:00am to 6:00pm
Fax: 44(0)1604 236828
Add information about the manuscript, printed and digital records in this location.
- Original Wills & Administrations (Admons) 1542-1858
- Unproved Wills 1627-1857
- Noncupative Wills 1725-1800
- Administrations & Inventories 1630-1642
- Act Books 1597-1699
- Inventories 1591-1650 (published by the Banbury Historical Society)
Family History Library Records
The Family History Library has the following records. Films can be viewed in the library or in a family history center.
- Register copy wills
- Original wills 1638-1722
- Administration account 1660-1685
- Administrations, inventories, 1660-1724
- Original wills, administrations, inventories, 1725-1858
- Unproved Wills 1627-1877
- Noncupative Wills 1729-1758
Banbury is a peculiar of the Dean and Chapter of Lincoln. The court's jurisdiction covers Banbury and it's hamlets.
Also see the Peculiar Court of Aylesbury (see Buckinghamshire Probate Records) which as well holds some probate records for Banbury.