Return to the [[Hampshire Probate Records|Hampshire Probate Records]] page.
Location of These Probate Records ==
'''Hampshire Record Office'''<br>'''Archives and Local Studies'''<br>'''Sussex Street''' <br>'''Winchester''' <br>'''Hampshire SO23 8TH''' <br>'''tel 01962 846154, fax 01962 878681'''<br>'''[ http://www. hants.gov. uk/ rh/hro/mailto. html Contact the Archives and Local Studies]'''
www3.hants.gov.uk/ archives.htm Website]
Opening times:<br>Monday to Friday, 9am-7pm<br>Saturday, 9am-4pm<br>
== Historical Background ==
The Court of the Peculiar of Alverstoke with Gosport held jurisdiction over the parishes of Alverstoke and Gosport. When a search of this courts’ probate records fails to provide the desired probate record, be sure to search the Consistory and Archdeaconry Courts of Winchester as well as the Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury.
<br>You can also visit The Family History Library, or, one of its 4,500 satellite family history centers worldwide and search indexes (see the Family History Library 's cataloged entries providing the microfilms so you can have them circulated to the [http: //www.familysearch.org/eng/library/FHC/frameset_fhc.asp center] near you for searching the wills). 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.
== Probate Indexes ==
Surviving wills and admons to the Court of the Peculiar of Alrewas and Weeford have to some extent been indexed with the following ones:
=== Printed and Published Indexes ===
== Online Indexes ====
[http://calm.hants.gov.uk/DServe/Search%20all.htm Here] is an online index from 1500's-1857. This is a mostly complete listing of all wills for this time period, and can be very helpful to those searching Hampshire probate records.
==== Original Handwritten Indexes ====
There is an index (manuscript) from 1516 to 1857 covering most if not all wills in Staffordshire including both the Consistory Court of Lichfield and also the smaller or peculiar courts.
==== Microfilmed Indexes at the Family History Library<br > ====
The indexes as listed in the above are also available in the collection of The Family History Library and they are on microfilm and may be circulated to each of its satellite Family History [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/FHC/frameset_fhc.asp Centers] worldwide.
In addition, the Family History Library has a more comprehensive microfilmed [ set of Calendars] of probate records which partially indexes the surnames (by first letter of surname only) available for the years from 1561 to 1845.
The Hampshire Record Office& nbsp; has a type manuscript index for the years 1506- 1645 next section below).
Searching for probates in this [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display= titlefilmnotes&columns= *%2C0%2C0&titleno= 354424&disp= Alverstoke+Peculiar+Court+original+wills++ court]. ==
ORIGINAL WILLS & 1561-1771
Strategies, Tips, Other? ==
See the above Indexes or those available through the Family History Library or its many family history centers worldwide for an index to this court.
To view a list of parishes and their respective probate court jurisdiction, see the "Hampshire Parishes and Their Probate Jurisdictions" on the [ https: //wiki.familysearch.org/en/Hampshire_Probate_Records main page] for Hampshire Probate Records.