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Court of the Peculiar of Colwich

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Indexes: Added link to index at findmypast.
Return to the [[Staffordshire Probate Records|Staffordshire Probate Records]] page. 
== Step By Step ==
1. 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 [https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog Family History Library]".<br>3. Contact or visit the Lichfield Record Office (see&nbsp;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, 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 Family History Centers|centers]]&nbsp;near you.<br>
== Indexes ==
Surviving wills and admons to the Peculiar Court of Colwich 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'''
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 ====
Add information about the manuscript, printed and digital records in this location.
Original Wills &amp; Admons 1685-1858
==== Family History Library Records ====
{{FHL|338212|title-id|disp=Original Wills &amp; Admons 1685-1858}}
== Jurisdiction ==
The&nbsp;Court of the Peculiar of Colwich held jurisdiction over the parish, as well as the parishes of Fradswell, Great Haywood, and Shugborough. 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. <br>
  [[Category:Staffordshire Probate_Records]] [[Category:Staffordshire Probate Records]]
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