Court of the Peculiar of Great Cressingham

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Step By Step[edit | edit source]

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 "Records" (below) to determine what probate records exist for this court.

3. Contact the Norfolk Record Office and either make a personal visit to the 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 to view microfilm copies of wills and admons.

Indexes[edit | edit source]

The Court of the Peculiar of Great Cressingham probate records have to some extent been indexed in the following:

Online Indexes[edit | edit source]

A general will index for this probate court is available.

Printed and Published Indexes[edit | edit source]

The Norfolk  Record Office has indexed a considerable number of the wills from this court and is available in the following:

  • Index of wills proved in the Court of the Peculiar of Great Cressingham, compiled by Patrick Palgrave-Moore in FHL book call #942.61 B4m vol. 16. These are probate indexes covering the years 1675-1749.

Records[edit | edit source]

Archives Location[edit | edit source]

Norfolk Record Office

The Archive Centre
Martineau Lane

United Kingdom

Telephone: 01603 222599
Fax: 01603 761885


Archive Records[edit | edit source]

Original Wills 1700-1749

Register Copy Wills 1675-1742

Administrations 1702-1751

Inventories 1707-1720

Family History Library Records[edit | edit source]

Original Wills 1700-1749

Register Copy Wills 1675-1742

Administrations 1702-1751(Under notes Section of page)

Inventories 1707-1720(Under notes section of page)

Jurisdiction[edit | edit source]

The Court of the Peculiar of Great Cresingham held jurisdiction over the following County Norfolk parish:

Great Cressingham.

Probate records of the Court of the Peculiar of Great Cressingham commence from as early as 1675 to 1749.