Court of the Bishop (Consistory) of the Commissary of the Archdeaconry of Richmond Eastern Deaneries - Richmond

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Indexes[edit | edit source]

The Family History Library has copies of the following indexes.

  • Northern Genealogist volume 3, 1474-1617, for surnames A-G. It includes both original and registered copy wills. Of the surnames A-G, those starting with the letters A, E and G were not available for indexing and apparently have been lost. The title page of the volume claims that the index starts in 1588; however, the registered copy wills include some from the fifteenth century
  • Calendar, 1410-1610, on film numbers 98904-98909.
  • Calendar, 1611-1700, on film numbers 98910-98911.
  • Calendar, 1503-1857, on film numbers 98912-98913.

Records[edit | edit source]

Archive Location[edit | edit source]

The records for this court are in the West Yorkshire Archives Service, Leeds.

Archive Records[edit | edit source]

Family History Library Records[edit | edit source]

The Family History Library has film copies of the following records. Films can be viewed in the library or in a family history center.

Original wills
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  • The original wills, 1521-1857, have not been filmed. A miscellanous collection of 208 wills and inventories for Richmond, 1442-1578, are on film number 994031 item 7. . The collection was also printed in volume 26 of the Publications of the Surtees Society.
Registered copy wills
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Act books and other registers
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Jurisdiction[edit | edit source]

The Archdeaconry of Richmond contained the Eastern Deaneries of Richmond, Catterick and Boroughbridge, covering the western half of the North Riding and Lonsdale in the West Riding.