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Return to the [[Lancashire Probate Records|Lancashire Probate Records]] page. 
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[[England]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Yorkshire Probate Records]], [[Lancashire Probate Records]]  
  
Return to the ''[[England]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Lancashire]]'' page.
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The following court had jurisdiction over places in the counties of Yorshire and Lancashire. To read general information about English probate records click [[England Probate Records|here]]  
  
== Location of These Probate Records  ==
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== Step by Step ==
 
 
'''Borthwick Institute for Archives'''
 
 
 
'''University of York'''
 
 
 
'''Heslington'''
 
 
 
'''York YO10 5DD'''
 
 
 
'''England'''
 
 
 
'''Tel. (0)1904 321166'''
 
 
 
'''Email: [mailto:bihr500@york.ac.uk bihr500@york.ac.uk]'''
 
 
 
'''[http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/archon/searches/locresult_details.asp?LR=193 Website]'''
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Opening Times: Mon-Fri 9:15am - 4:45pm
 
 
 
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== Historical Background  ==
 
 
 
The Court of the Chancery of the Archbishop of York&nbsp;diealt with appeals from the lower courts&nbsp;from&nbsp;York, and the dioceses of&nbsp;Lancaster, Chester, Durham and Sodor and Man (Isle of Man). When a search of this courts’ probate records fails to provide the desired probate record, be sure to search the&nbsp;Court of the Peculiar of the Dean and Chapter of York as well.
 
 
 
== Starting Your Search in Indexes ==
 
  
 
1. First search each index (see below) to help you more quickly find the will, writing down each detail cited in the indexed entry.  
 
1. First search each index (see below) to help you more quickly find the will, writing down each detail cited in the indexed entry.  
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3. Contact or visit the Lancashire Record Office, or, hire a professional record searcher to view these records on your behalf, citing information obtained from the index[es]. Officials may send upon request a list of record searchers.  
 
3. Contact or visit the Lancashire Record Office, or, hire a professional record searcher to view these records on your behalf, citing information obtained from the index[es]. Officials may send upon request a list of record searchers.  
  
4. You can also visit The Family History Library, or, one of its 4,500 satellite family history centers worldwide and search indexes (see the Family History Library's [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno=515962&disp=Original+wills%2C+bonds+and+inventories++ cataloged entries] providing the microfilms so you can have them circulated to the [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/FHC/frameset_fhc.asp center]&nbsp;near you for searching the wills). The information obtained from the index[es] will help you&nbsp;more quickly search the wills and admons which can also be circulated on microfilm via any family history .  
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4. You can also visit The Family History Library, or, one of its 4,500 satellite family history centers worldwide and search indexes (see the Family History Library's [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno=515962&disp=Original+wills%2C+bonds+and+inventories++ cataloged entries] providing the microfilms so you can have them circulated to the [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/FHC/frameset_fhc.asp center]&nbsp;near you for searching the wills). The information obtained from the index[es] will help you&nbsp;more quickly search the wills and admons which can also be viewed on microfilm in a family history center..  
  
== Probate Indexes  ==
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== Indexes  ==
  
 
Surviving wills and admons to the Court of the Chancery of the Archbishop of York probate records have to some extent been indexed with the following ones:  
 
Surviving wills and admons to the Court of the Chancery of the Archbishop of York probate records have to some extent been indexed with the following ones:  
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==== Printed and Published Indexes  ====
 
==== Printed and Published Indexes  ====
  
Index of Original Wills for the Court of the Chancery of the Archbishop of York, A.D. 1427-1858 containing original wills, administrations from 1316-1822, in the Yorkshire Archaeological Society Record Series volume 93.<br>
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Index of Original Wills for the Court of the Chancery of the Archbishop of York, A.D. 1427-1858 containing original wills, administrations from 1316-1822, in the Yorkshire Archaeological Society Record Series volume 93.<br>  
  
 
==== Online Indexes  ====
 
==== Online Indexes  ====
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Indexes to Yorkshire wills are beginning to come online.&nbsp;Yorkshire will indexes online are&nbsp;only available at [http://www.britishorigins.com/ britishorigins] for the following years:  
 
Indexes to Yorkshire wills are beginning to come online.&nbsp;Yorkshire will indexes online are&nbsp;only available at [http://www.britishorigins.com/ britishorigins] for the following years:  
  
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*Medieval Probate Index - 1267- 1500
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*Peculiar Courts Probate Index - 1383-1883
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*Exchequer and Prerogative Courts of the Archbishop of York - 1842-1858
  
Medieval Probate Index - 1267- 1500
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==== Original Handwritten Indexes  ====
  
Peculiar Courts Probate Index - 1383-1883
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*Manuscript indexes exist from 1438-1728 and, 1650-1858.
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*Index of Original&nbsp;Wills and Administrations&nbsp;1660-1724; 1731-1745; 1808-1858
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*Index to Original wills, bonds, inventories 1316-1857
  
Exchequer and Prerogative Courts of the Archbishop of York - 1842-1858
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==== Microfilmed Indexes at the Family History Library  ====
  
==== Original Handwritten Indexes  ====
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Indexes to [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno=754928&disp=Probate+records%2C+1316-1857++ Original wills, bonds,&nbsp;and inventories] is on microfilm from 1316-1857
  
Manuscript indexes exist from 1438-1728 and, 1650-1858.
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Catalogue of [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=402687&disp=Index+of+wills+in+the+York+Registry%20%20&columns=*,0,0 Yorkshire wills] at Somerset House 1649-1660
  
Index of Original&nbsp;Wills and Administrations&nbsp;1660-1724; 1731-1745; 1808-1858  
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Index of [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno=348971&disp=Wills+and+administrations++ wills and administrations] from 1660-1724; 1731-1745; 1808-1858  
  
Index to Original wills, bonds, inventories 1316-1857
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The indexes as listed in the above are available on microfilm in the [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=394883&disp=Calendar+of+Yorkshire+probate+records+ta%20%20&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library] and may be circulated to family history [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/FHC/frameset_fhc.asp centers] worldwide.
  
==== Microfilmed Indexes at the Family History Library ====
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== Records  ==
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==== Archive Location ====
  
Indexes to [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno=754928&disp=Probate+records%2C+1316-1857++ Original wills, bonds,&nbsp;and inventories] is on microfilm from 1316-1857
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Borthwick Institute for Archives
  
Catalogue of [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=402687&disp=Index+of+wills+in+the+York+Registry%20%20&columns=*,0,0 Yorkshire wills] at Somerset House 1649-1660
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University of York  
  
Index of [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno=348971&disp=Wills+and+administrations++ wills and administrations] from 1660-1724; 1731-1745; 1808-1858
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Heslington
  
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York YO10 5DD
  
The indexes as listed in the above are available at The [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=394883&disp=Calendar+of+Yorkshire+probate+records+ta%20%20&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library] and they are on microfilm and may be circulated to each of its satellite Family History [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/FHC/frameset_fhc.asp Centers] worldwide.
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England
  
== Searching for probates in this [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=topicdetails&subject=330753&subject_disp=England%2C+York+%2D+Probate+records&columns=*,0,0 court].  ==
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Tel. (0)1904 321166
  
This court's jurisdiction applies to persons with bona notabilia (property and effects) in more than one diocese within the northern Province of York, which includes all of the dioceses of York, Carlisle, Chester, Sodor and Man (Isle of Man),&nbsp; Durham and Lancaster. If probate records are not found in this court, be certain to search the Court of the Dean and Chapter of York. The records for this court include as follows:&nbsp;
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Email: [mailto:bihr500@york.ac.uk bihr500@york.ac.uk]
  
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[http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/archon/searches/locresult_details.asp?LR=193 Website]
  
ORIGINAL WILLS, ADMINISTRATIONS (ADMONS), BONDS, INVENTORIES, TUITIONS&nbsp;1427-1858
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Opening Times: Mon-Fri 9:15am - 4:45pm
  
REGISTER OF TUITIONS AND CURATIONS 1592-1639
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==== Archive Records  ====
  
REGISTER OF ORIGINAL WILLS DECREED OUT OF COURT 1777-1833
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==== Family History Library Records  ====
  
CHANCERY AND AUDIENCE RECORDS&nbsp;1525-1640  
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*ORIGINAL WILLS, ADMINISTRATIONS (ADMONS), BONDS, INVENTORIES, TUITIONS&nbsp;1427-1858
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*REGISTER OF TUITIONS AND CURATIONS 1592-1639
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*REGISTER OF ORIGINAL WILLS DECREED OUT OF COURT 1777-1833
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*CHANCERY AND AUDIENCE RECORDS&nbsp;1525-1640
  
== Strategies, Tips, Other? ==
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A list of the records, including the film numbers, are in the [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=topicdetails&subject=330753&subject_disp=England%2C+York+-+Probate+records&columns=*,0,0 library's catalog].<br>
  
See the above Indexes or those available through the Family History Library or its many family history centers worldwide for an index to this court.
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== Jurisdiction<br>  ==
  
To view a list of parishes and their respective probate court jurisdiction, see the "Lancashire&nbsp;Parishes and Their Probate Jurisdictions" on the [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Lancashire_Probate_Records main page] for Lancashire Probate Records.  
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This court's jurisdiction applies to persons with bona notabilia (property and effects) in more than one diocese within the northern Province of York, which includes all of the dioceses of York, Carlisle, Chester, Sodor and Man (Isle of Man), Durham and Lancaster.<br>
  
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The Court of the Chancery of the Archbishop of York&nbsp;diealt with appeals from the lower courts&nbsp;from&nbsp;York, and the dioceses of&nbsp;Lancaster, Chester, Durham and Sodor and Man (Isle of Man). When a search of this courts’ probate records fails to provide the desired probate record, be sure to search the&nbsp;Court of the Peculiar of the Dean and Chapter of York as well.<br>  
  
[[Category:Province of York]]
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[[Category:Yorkshire]] [[Category:Lancashire]]

Revision as of 23:26, 17 November 2009

England Gotoarrow.png Yorkshire Probate Records, Lancashire Probate Records

The following court had jurisdiction over places in the counties of Yorshire and Lancashire. To read general information about English probate records click here

Step by Step

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

2. Proceed then to the "Probate Records of This Court" section (see below) to determine what original probate records exist for this court.

3. Contact or visit the Lancashire Record Office, or, hire a professional record searcher to view these records on your behalf, citing information obtained from the index[es]. Officials may send upon request a list of record searchers.

4. You can also visit The Family History Library, or, one of its 4,500 satellite family history centers worldwide and search indexes (see the Family History Library's cataloged entries providing the microfilms so you can have them circulated to the center near you for searching the wills). The information obtained from the index[es] will help you more quickly search the wills and admons which can also be viewed on microfilm in a family history center..

Indexes

Surviving wills and admons to the Court of the Chancery of the Archbishop of York probate records have to some extent been indexed with the following ones:

Printed and Published Indexes

Index of Original Wills for the Court of the Chancery of the Archbishop of York, A.D. 1427-1858 containing original wills, administrations from 1316-1822, in the Yorkshire Archaeological Society Record Series volume 93.

Online Indexes

Indexes to Yorkshire wills are beginning to come online. Yorkshire will indexes online are only available at britishorigins for the following years:

  • Medieval Probate Index - 1267- 1500
  • Peculiar Courts Probate Index - 1383-1883
  • Exchequer and Prerogative Courts of the Archbishop of York - 1842-1858

Original Handwritten Indexes

  • Manuscript indexes exist from 1438-1728 and, 1650-1858.
  • Index of Original Wills and Administrations 1660-1724; 1731-1745; 1808-1858
  • Index to Original wills, bonds, inventories 1316-1857

Microfilmed Indexes at the Family History Library

Indexes to Original wills, bonds, and inventories is on microfilm from 1316-1857

Catalogue of Yorkshire wills at Somerset House 1649-1660

Index of wills and administrations from 1660-1724; 1731-1745; 1808-1858

The indexes as listed in the above are available on microfilm in the Family History Library and may be circulated to family history centers worldwide.

Records

Archive Location

Borthwick Institute for Archives

University of York

Heslington

York YO10 5DD

England

Tel. (0)1904 321166

Email: bihr500@york.ac.uk

Website

Opening Times: Mon-Fri 9:15am - 4:45pm

Archive Records

Family History Library Records

  • ORIGINAL WILLS, ADMINISTRATIONS (ADMONS), BONDS, INVENTORIES, TUITIONS 1427-1858
  • REGISTER OF TUITIONS AND CURATIONS 1592-1639
  • REGISTER OF ORIGINAL WILLS DECREED OUT OF COURT 1777-1833
  • CHANCERY AND AUDIENCE RECORDS 1525-1640

A list of the records, including the film numbers, are in the library's catalog.

Jurisdiction

This court's jurisdiction applies to persons with bona notabilia (property and effects) in more than one diocese within the northern Province of York, which includes all of the dioceses of York, Carlisle, Chester, Sodor and Man (Isle of Man), Durham and Lancaster.

The Court of the Chancery of the Archbishop of York diealt with appeals from the lower courts from York, and the dioceses of Lancaster, Chester, Durham and Sodor and Man (Isle of Man). When a search of this courts’ probate records fails to provide the desired probate record, be sure to search the Court of the Peculiar of the Dean and Chapter of York as well.