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Before 1858, every town and parish in Staffordshire fell under the probate jurisdiction of a primary court and several secondary courts.  When looking for the will of an ancestor, you should search the courts in the order given. For an authoritative treatise on each Staffordshire probate court and the parishes comprising them in pre-1858, see Anthony J. Camp's publication, Wills and Their Whereabouts; also available at the Family History Library, FHL book call [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=413992&disp=Wills+and+their+whereabouts%20%20&columns=*,0,0 #942 S2wa]. Search indexes first.  For indexes, click on the court name links above [soon to be constructed]. When looking for the will of an ancester, you should search the courts in the order given.  Search indexes first.  For indexes, click on the court name links above.
Here is a list of Staffordshire parishes beginning with the letter A and the pre-1858 courts that had probate jurisdiction over them.&nbsp; For other parishes, click on a letter link:&nbsp; [[Yorkshire Probate Jurisdictions for Parishes Beginning with A|A]], [[Yorkshire Probate Jurisdictions for Parishes Beginning with B|B]], [[Yorkshire Probate Jurisdictions for Parishes Beginning with C through D|C-D]], [[Yorkshire Probate Jurisdictions for Parishes Beginning with E through G|E-G]], [[Yorkshire Probate Jurisdictions for Parishes Beginning with L through N|L-N]], [[Yorkshire Probate Jurisdictions for Parishes Beginning with O through P|O-P]], [[Yorkshire Probate Jurisdictions for Parishes Beginning with Q through S|Q-S]], [[Yorkshire Probate Jurisdictions for Parishes Beginning with T through Z|T-Z]].<br> {| cellspacing="0" cellpadding="5" width="95%" align="center" border="1"|-! style="background: #ffdead" width="15%" | PARISH ! style="background: #ffdead" width="40%" | PRIMARY COURT ! style="background: #ffdead" width="40%" | SECONDARY COURTS - IN SEARCH ORDER|-
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