Bedfordshire Probate Court Jurisdictions

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Here is a list of Bedfordshire parishes that were under the probate jurisdiction of peculiar courts, with links to the courts that had jurisdiction over them.

1. In the first column, find the place where your ancestor lived.
2. In the second column, click on the court name to learn where to find the records and indexes.
3. If the record isn't found in the primary court, search the records for the secondary courts in the order listed.
4. The last court to search is the Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury.

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

PARISH PRIMARY COURT SECONDARY COURTS - IN SEARCH ORDER
Biggleswade Court of the Peculiar of Biggleswade 2 - Court of the Peculiar of the Dean and Chapter of Lincoln

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

Billington Court of the Peculiar of Leighton Buzzard 2 - Court of the Peculiar of Aylesbury

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

4 - Court of the Bishop of Lincoln (Episcopal Consistory)

Eggington Court of the Peculiar of Leighton Buzzard 2 - Court of the Peculiar of Aylesbury

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

4 - Court of the Bishop of Lincoln (Episcopal Consistory)

Heath and Reach Court of the Peculiar of Leighton Buzzard 2 - Court of the Peculiar of Aylesbury

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

4 - Court of the Bishop of Lincoln (Episcopal Consistory)

Leighton Buzzard Court of the Peculiar of Leighton Buzzard 2 - Court of the Peculiar of Aylesbury

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

4 - Court of the Bishop of Lincoln (Episcopal Consistory)

Stanbridge Court of the Peculiar of Leighton Buzzard 2 - Court of the Peculiar of Aylesbury

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

4 - Court of the Bishop of Lincoln (Episcopal Consistory)

All other parishes Court of the Archdeaconry of Bedford 2 - Pre-1837: Court of the Bishop of Lincoln (Episcopal Consistory)

Post-1836: Court of the Bishop of Ely (Episcopal Consistory)