Court of the Peculiar of the Exempt Jurisdiction of the Deanery of Battle

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Return to the Sussex Probate Records page.

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

3. Contact or visit the Lichfield Record Office (see address below), to hire a professional record searcher to view these records on your behalf, citing information obtained from the indexes (see next heading). Officials may send upon request a list of record searchers.

4. You can also visit The Family History Library, or, one of its 4,500 satellite family history centers worldwide and search indexes and wills (see the Family History Library's cataloged entries providing the microfilm numbers so you can have them circulated to the center near you for searching). The information obtained from the index[es] will help you more quickly search the wills and admons which can also be circulated on microfilm via any family history.

Indexes[edit | edit source]

The probate collection includes a Calendars and indexes to wills, administrations and inventories.  A calendar is an index arranged first alphabetically by the beginning letter of a testator's surname and second by date.

Online Indexes[edit | edit source]

This is a website for which you may request a search to be made.

Printed and Published Indexes[edit | edit source]

Will & Admon Index

Calendar of wills and administrations 1509-1660

Inventories, 1656-1730; 1781-1782

Records[edit | edit source]

Archives Location[edit | edit source]

The East Sussex Record Office

The Maltings

Castle Precincts


East Sussex BN7 1YT


Tel 44-(0)1273 482349



Archive Records[edit | edit source]

These records include:

Original Wills & Administrations (Admons) Early 1731

Registered Wills & Admons 1531-1856

Family History Library Records[edit | edit source]

These have been microfilmed and are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City and through family history centers.  They include:

Original Wills & Administrations (Admons) Early 1731

Registered Wills & Admons 1531-1856

Jurisdiction[edit | edit source]

This court was also known as the Court of the Peculiar of the Exempt Jurisdiction of the Deanery of Battle

This court had jurisdiction over the parish Battle.