Court of the Peculiar of the Prebendal of Stow in Lindsey

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A general explanation of probate records in England, is given in the article England Probate Records.Click to read definitions of the words peculiar and prebend.

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 Herefordshire 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]

The Family History Library has Index to records of Lincoln Peculiar Courts on film 199985. Films can be viewed in the library or in a family history center.

Records[edit | edit source]

Archive Location[edit | edit source]

The original records are in the collection of the Lincolnshire Archives Office.

Archive Records[edit | edit source]

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

Family History Library Records[edit | edit source]

The Family History Library has wills and administrations, 1571-1833 folios 1-169, on film number 200117. Indent slips have name, date and residence. Names are in the left-hand margin. Old English documents are in poor condition, torn and stained. Films can be view in the library or in a family history center.

Jurisdiction[edit | edit source]

Stow in Lindsey including the hamlets of Bransby, Sturton and Normanby by Stow.