Hertfordshire Probate Jurisdictions, Parishes M-S

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England Gotoarrow.png Hertfordshire Gotoarrow.png Hertfordshire Probate Records

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 list of Hertfordshire places beginning with the letters M through S and the pre-1858 courts that had probate jurisdiction over them. For a list of other places, click on a letter link:  A, B, C-G, H-L, 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.

PARISH FIRST COURT TO SEARCH
NEXT COURTS TO SEARCH
Meesden Court of the Archdeaconry of Middlesex (Essex & Hertfordshire Division) 2 - Court of the Commissary of the Bishop of London (Essex & Hertfordshire Division)

3 - Court of the Bishop of London (Episcopal Consistory)

Much Hadham Court of the Commissary of the Bishop of London (Essex & Hertfordshire Division) 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Newnham Court of the Archdeaconry of St. Albans 2 - Court of the Bishop of London (Episcopal Consistory)
North Mymms Court of the Archdeaconry of Huntingdon (Herts div.) 2 - Pre-1614: Court of the Commissary of the Bishop of Lincoln and of the Archdeacon in the Archdeaconry of Huntingdon

2 - Post-1813: Court of the Archdeaconry of St. Albans

3 - Pre-1614: Court of the Bishop of Lincoln (Episcopal Consistory)

3 - Post-1613: Court of the Archdeacon of Bedford

Northaw Court of the Archdeaconry of St. Albans 2 - Court of the Bishop of London (Episcopal Consistory)
Northchurch Court of the Archdeaconry of Huntingdon (Herts div.) 2 - Pre-1614: Court of the Commissary of the Bishop of Lincoln and of the Archdeacon in the Archdeaconry of Huntingdon

2 - Post-1813: Court of the Archdeaconry of St. Albans

3 - Pre-1614: Court of the Bishop of Lincoln (Episcopal Consistory)

3 - Post-1613: Court of the Archdeacon of Bedford

Norton Court of the Archdeaconry of St. Albans 2 - Court of the Bishop of London (Episcopal Consistory)
Offley Court of the Archdeaconry of Huntingdon (Herts div.) 2 - Pre-1614: Court of the Commissary of the Bishop of Lincoln and of the Archdeacon in the Archdeaconry of Huntingdon

2 - Post-1813: Court of the Archdeaconry of St. Albans

3 - Pre-1614: Court of the Bishop of Lincoln (Episcopal Consistory)

3 - Post-1613: Court of the Archdeacon of Bedford


Pirton Court of the Archdeaconry of Huntingdon (Herts div.) 2 - Pre-1614: Court of the Commissary of the Bishop of Lincoln and of the Archdeacon in the Archdeaconry of Huntingdon

2 - Post-1813: Court of the Archdeaconry of St. Albans

3 - Pre-1614: Court of the Bishop of Lincoln (Episcopal Consistory)

3 - Post-1613: Court of the Archdeacon of Bedford

Puttenham Court of the Archdeaconry of Huntingdon (Herts div.) 2 - Pre-1614: Court of the Commissary of the Bishop of Lincoln and of the Archdeacon in the Archdeaconry of Huntingdon

2 - Post-1813: Court of the Archdeaconry of St. Albans

3 - Pre-1614: Court of the Bishop of Lincoln (Episcopal Consistory)

3 - Post-1613: Court of the Archdeacon of Bedford

Radwell Court of the Archdeaconry of Huntingdon (Herts div.) 2 - Pre-1614: Court of the Commissary of the Bishop of Lincoln and of the Archdeacon in the Archdeaconry of Huntingdon

2 - Post-1813: Court of the Archdeaconry of St. Albans

3 - Pre-1614: Court of the Bishop of Lincoln (Episcopal Consistory)

3 - Post-1613: Court of the Archdeacon of Bedford

Redbourn Court of the Archdeaconry of St. Albans 2 - Court of the Bishop of London (Episcopal Consistory)
Reed Court of the Archdeaconry of Middlesex (Essex & Hertfordshire Division) 2 - Court of the Commissary of the Bishop of London (Essex & Hertfordshire Division)

3 - Court of the Bishop of London (Episcopal Consistory)

Rickmansworth Court of the Archdeaconry of St. Albans 2 - Court of the Bishop of London (Episcopal Consistory)
Ridge Court of the Archdeaconry of St. Albans 2 - Court of the Bishop of London (Episcopal Consistory)
Rushden Court of the Archdeaconry of Huntingdon (Herts div.) 2 - Pre-1614: Court of the Commissary of the Bishop of Lincoln and of the Archdeacon in the Archdeaconry of Huntingdon

2 - Post-1813: Court of the Archdeaconry of St. Albans

3 - Pre-1614: Court of the Bishop of Lincoln (Episcopal Consistory)

3 - Post-1613: Court of the Archdeacon of Bedford

Sacombe Court of the Archdeaconry of Huntingdon (Herts div.) 2 - Pre-1614: Court of the Commissary of the Bishop of Lincoln and of the Archdeacon in the Archdeaconry of Huntingdon

2 - Post-1813: Court of the Archdeaconry of St. Albans

3 - Pre-1614: Court of the Bishop of Lincoln (Episcopal Consistory)

3 - Post-1613: Court of the Archdeacon of Bedford

Sandon Court of the Archdeaconry of Huntingdon (Herts div.) 2 - Pre-1614: Court of the Commissary of the Bishop of Lincoln and of the Archdeacon in the Archdeaconry of Huntingdon

2 - Post-1813: Court of the Archdeaconry of St. Albans

3 - Pre-1614: Court of the Bishop of Lincoln (Episcopal Consistory)

3 - Post-1613: Court of the Archdeacon of Bedford

Sandridge Court of the Archdeaconry of St. Albans 2 - Court of the Bishop of London (Episcopal Consistory)
Sarratt Court of the Archdeaconry of St. Albans 2 - Court of the Bishop of London (Episcopal Consistory)
Sawbridgeworth Court of the Archdeaconry of Middlesex (Essex & Hertfordshire Division) 2 - Court of the Commissary of the Bishop of London (Essex & Hertfordshire Division)

3 - Court of the Bishop of London (Episcopal Consistory)

Shenley Court of the Archdeaconry of Huntingdon (Herts div.) 2 - Pre-1614: Court of the Commissary of the Bishop of Lincoln and of the Archdeacon in the Archdeaconry of Huntingdon

2 - Post-1813: Court of the Archdeaconry of St. Albans

3 - Pre-1614: Court of the Bishop of Lincoln (Episcopal Consistory)

3 - Post-1613: Court of the Archdeacon of Bedford

Shephall Court of the Archdeaconry of St. Albans 2 - Court of the Bishop of London (Episcopal Consistory)
St Albans, all parishes Court of the Archdeaconry of St. Albans 2 - Court of the Bishop of London (Episcopal Consistory)
St Ippolyts Court of the Archdeaconry of Huntingdon (Herts div.) 2 - Pre-1614: Court of the Commissary of the Bishop of Lincoln and of the Archdeacon in the Archdeaconry of Huntingdon

2 - Post-1813: Court of the Archdeaconry of St. Albans

3 - Pre-1614: Court of the Bishop of Lincoln (Episcopal Consistory)

3 - Post-1613: Court of the Archdeacon of Bedford

St Paul's Walden Court of the Archdeaconry of St. Albans 2 - Court of the Bishop of London (Episcopal Consistory)
Standon Court of the Archdeaconry of Middlesex (Essex & Hertfordshire Division) 2 - Court of the Commissary of the Bishop of London (Essex & Hertfordshire Division)

3 - Court of the Bishop of London (Episcopal Consistory)

Stanstead Abbots Court of the Archdeaconry of Middlesex (Essex & Hertfordshire Division) 2 - Court of the Commissary of the Bishop of London (Essex & Hertfordshire Division)

3 - Court of the Bishop of London (Episcopal Consistory)

Stanstead St Margaret Court of the Archdeaconry of Middlesex (Essex & Hertfordshire Division) 2 - Court of the Commissary of the Bishop of London (Essex & Hertfordshire Division)

3 - Court of the Bishop of London (Episcopal Consistory)

Stapleford Court of the Archdeaconry of Huntingdon (Herts div.) 2 - Pre-1614: Court of the Commissary of the Bishop of Lincoln and of the Archdeacon in the Archdeaconry of Huntingdon

2 - Post-1813: Court of the Archdeaconry of St. Albans

3 - Pre-1614: Court of the Bishop of Lincoln (Episcopal Consistory)

3 - Post-1613: Court of the Archdeacon of Bedford

Stevenage Court of the Archdeaconry of Huntingdon (Herts div.) 2 - Pre-1614: Court of the Commissary of the Bishop of Lincoln and of the Archdeacon in the Archdeaconry of Huntingdon

2 - Post-1813: Court of the Archdeaconry of St. Albans

3 - Pre-1614: Court of the Bishop of Lincoln (Episcopal Consistory)

3 - Post-1613: Court of the Archdeacon of Bedford

Stocking Pelham Court of the Archdeaconry of Middlesex (Essex & Hertfordshire Division) 2 - Court of the Commissary of the Bishop of London (Essex & Hertfordshire Division)

3 - Court of the Bishop of London (Episcopal Consistory)