Court of the Peculiar of the Lord Wardon of Savernake Forest

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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 or administration (admon), 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 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]

Printed and Published Indexes[edit | edit source]

Records[edit | edit source]

Archive Location[edit | edit source]

Wiltshire and Swindon Archives

Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre

Cocklebury Road


Wiltshire SN15 3QN



Tel: 44 (0)1249 705500

Fax: 44 (0)1249 705527


Archive Records[edit | edit source]

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

Original Wills & Administrations & Inventories 1584; 1617-1829

Family History Library Records[edit | edit source]

Wills (Index) 1639-1799

Wills, original and registered, for 1560-1857 film 97430 and also Indexes to Sarum peculiar courts early to 1857 film 97429

       Note: The Catalog may not provide enough detail for this court.  Please use the following to 

       help you know which film numbers you need:

       Wills 1617-1647--FHL film 97651

       Wills 1647-1670--No wills

       Wills 1670-1720--FHL film 97652 (not in order)

       Wills 1720-1799--FHL film 97653 (not in order)

       Wills 1780-1799--FHL film 97650

       Wills 1800-1829--FHL film 189811

Jurisdictions[edit | edit source]

The parishes of Great and Little Bedwyn in the Court of the Peculiar of the Lord Warden of Savernake Forest were inhibited triennially by the Court of the Peculiar of the Dean of Salisbury Cathedral. The parish of Collingbourne Ducis in the Court of the Peculiar of the Lord Warden of Savernake Forest was inhibited triennially by the Court of the Bishop of Salisbury.

Other Resources:

For probate records for the 1617-1829 era, refer to this source