Hampshire Probate Jurisdictions, Parishes beginning with A
Probate is the legal court process by which the estate of a deceased person is distributed to his or her heirs. The term probate refers to a collection of documents, including wills, administrations (also called admons), inventories, and act books.
Here is a list of Hampshire parishes beginning with letters A and the pre-1858 ecclesiastical courts that had probate jurisdiction over them. Search the courts in the order given and be certain to search the indexes to the probate records, first.
To see a list of other Hampshire parishes, click on the letter the parish name begins with.
br>1. Find the place where your ancestor lived in the first column.
2. Click on the court name in the second column to learn where to find the records and indexes.
3. Click on each name of the court in the third column if the record isn't found in the first court.
4. Search last the Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury.
If no will is found, your ancestor may not have left one.