Court of the Exempt Jurisdiction of Wingham

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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 to the "Records" (below) to determine what probate records exist for this court. Also see "Family History Library Records."

3. Contact or visit Centre for Kentish Studies 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 Indexes

Printed and Published Indexes

Exempt jurisdiction of Wingham Probate records, 1471-1546


Archive Location

The Centre for Kentish Studies is the Headquarters for the Kent Archives service. It holds manuscript and printed records for the County of Kent The Centre for Kentish Studies Sessions House County Hall Maidstone ME14 1XQ 01622 694363 fax: 01622 694379 [1]

Archive Records

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Family History Library Records

The Family History Library has the following records Kent (England). Exempt jurisdiction of Wingham Probate records, 1471-1546


The Court of the Provost of the College of Wingham had jurisdiction in the parishes of Wingham, Ash, Goodnestone, Nonington, and Womenswold only under 1547 when it was closed.  After that date wills of residents living in the parishes of this jurisdiction are found in the records of the Court of the Episcopal Consistory of Canterbury.