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Return to the [[Staffordshire Probate Records|Staffordshire Probate Records]] page. 
== Step By Step ==
1. [https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog First search] each index (see below) to help you more quickly find the will, writing down each detail cited in the indexed entry.<br>2. Proceed to "Records" (below) to determine what probate records exist for this court. Also see "Probate Records of This Court in The Family History Library".<br>3. Contact or visit the Lichfield Record Office (see address below), or,&nbsp;hire a professional record searcher to view these records on your behalf. Officials may send upon request a list of record searchers.<br>4. Visit The [[Family History Library|Family History Library]], or, one of its 4,500 satellite family history centers worldwide and search indexes to probate records;&nbsp;then with the information obtained from the index[es] you can search more quickly the&nbsp;original wills and admons also&nbsp;on microfilm via any&nbsp;[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers|centers]]&nbsp;near you.
== Indexes ==
Surviving wills and admons to the Peculiar Court of Eccleshall have to some extent been indexed with the following ones:
==== Online Indexes ==== '''1521-1850''' - [https://search.findmypast.co.uk/search-world-Records/staffordshire-dioceses-of-lichfield-and-coventry-wills-and-probate-1521-1860 Dioceses of Lichfield and Coventry Wills and Probate] at findmypast (£). Includes index by name and residence that links to images of the actual records.
[http://books.google.com/books?id=dfkcAAAAYAAJ&printsec=frontcover&source=gbs_book_other_versions_r&cad=2_1#PPA498,M1 Here] is an online printed (scanned images) from 1516-1652. This is not a complete listing of all wills for this time period, but, it&nbsp;might be helpful to those searching during this time.
==== Printed and Published Indexes ====
'''Original Handwritten Indexes'''
'''Microfilmed Indexes at the Family History Library'''
The indexes as listed in the above are also available in the collection of&nbsp;The Family History Library and they are on microfilm and may be circulated to each of its satellite Family History [[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers|Centers]]&nbsp;worldwide.
In addition, the Family History Library has a more comprehensive microfilmed {{FHL|338212|title-id|disp=set of Calendars}} of probate records which partially indexes the surnames (by first letter of surname only) available for the years from 1492 to 1860.
Amazingly,&nbsp;the Lichfield Archives&nbsp;has alphabetically arranged many of the diocesan wills by each letter of each surname as well (see the next&nbsp;section below).
== Records ==
==== Archives Location ====
Lichfield Record Office (formerly Lichfield Joint Record Office)
Telephone: U.K. 01543 510720 Overseas (+44) 1543 510720
==== Archive Records ====
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Original Wills &amp; Admons 1681-1858
==== Family History Library Records ====
{{FHL|338212|title-id|disp=Original Wills &amp; Admons 1681-1858}}
== Jurisdiction ==
The Peculiar Court of Eccleshall held jurisdiction over the parish proper, as well as the parishes of Broughton, Charnes, Coates, Fairoaks, Slindon, Sugnall, Walton and Wetwood. When a search of this courts’ probate records fails to provide the desired probate record, be sure to search the Consistory Court of Lichfield as well as the Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury.
 [[Category:Probate_records_in_StaffordshireStaffordshire Probate_Records]] [[Category:Staffordshire Probate Records]]
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