Court of the Dean and Chapter of Salisbury

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Dorset Probate Records

Step By Step [edit | edit source]

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 the "Records" (below) to determine what probate records exist for this court.
3. Contact or visit the Wiltshire 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.

Indexes[edit | edit source]

Online Indexes[edit | edit source]

Here are two websites providing online indexes to Wiltshire Wills:

Printed and Published Indexes[edit | edit source]

The Records[edit | edit source]

Archive Location[edit | edit source]

The original records are deposited at the Wiltshire and Swindon Archives and History Centre

Archive Records[edit | edit source]

Add information about the manuscript, printed and digital records in this location.

  • Original wills, administrations and inventories, 1600-1857  

Family History Library Records[edit | edit source]

Original Wills & Administrations 1625-1638

Jurisdiction[edit | edit source]

This court had jurisdiction in Stourpaine in Dorset. Jurisdiction uninhibited.