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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 Family History Centers|centers]]&nbsp;near you.
== Indexes ==
Surviving wills and admons to the Court of the&nbsp;Peculiar&nbsp;of the Prebend of Prees or Pipe Minor 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, but it may prove helpful to some who are searching during this time period.
==== Printed and Published Indexes ====
A published index to the Peculiar Court for the years 1600-1858 is available in the ''Shropshire Archaeological and Natural History Society Transactions, ''4th series vol. xii (1929-1930). This publication may be available at the Shropshire and Staffordshire record offices and possibly at the Society of Genealogists, London (also see "Microfilmed Indexes at the Family History Library" below).
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 1697-1858
==== Family History Library Records ====
{{FHL|338212|title-id|disp=Original Wills &amp; Admons 1697-1858}}
== Jurisdiction ==
The Court of the Peculiar&nbsp;of the Prebend of Prees or Pipe Minor held jurisdiction over the parishes of Stafford St Chad's and Tipton. When a search of this court's 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.
 
 
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