Difference between revisions of "Court of the Peculiar of Eccleshall"

From FamilySearch Wiki
Jump to navigation Jump to search
m
m
Line 5: Line 5:
 
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 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, 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;[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/FHC/frameset_fhc.asp centers]&nbsp;near you.
 
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 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, 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;[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/FHC/frameset_fhc.asp centers]&nbsp;near you.
  
== Records ==
+
== Indexes ==
  
==== Archives Location  ====
+
Surviving wills and admons to the Peculiar Court of Eccleshall have to some extent been indexed with the following ones:
  
'''Lichfield Record Office (formerly Lichfield Joint Record Office)'''
+
==== Online Indexes  ====
  
'''''The Friary'''''
+
[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.
  
'''Lichfield''' '''Staffs WS13 6QG'''
+
==== Printed and Published Indexes  ====
  
Telephone: U.K. 01543 510720 Overseas (+44) 1543 510720
+
'''Original Handwritten Indexes'''
  
==== Archive Records  ====
+
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.
  
Add information about the manuscript, printed and digital records in this location.
+
'''Microfilmed Indexes at the Family History Library'''
  
Original Wills &amp; Admons 1681-1858
+
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 [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/FHC/frameset_fhc.asp Centers]&nbsp;worldwide.
  
=== Family History Library Records ===
+
In addition, the Family History Library has a more comprehensive microfilmed [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno=338212&disp=Original+wills%2C+administrations+and+in++ 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.
  
[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=338212&disp=Original+wills%2C+administrations+and+in%20%20&columns=*,0,0 Original Wills &amp; Admons 1681-1858]
+
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).
  
== Probate Indexes  ==
+
== Records ==
  
Surviving wills and admons to the Peculiar Court of Eccleshall have to some extent been indexed with the following ones:
+
==== Archives Location  ====
  
=== Printed and Published Indexes  ===
+
Lichfield Record Office (formerly Lichfield Joint Record Office)
  
==== Online Indexes  ====
+
The Friary
  
[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.
+
Lichfield Staffs WS13 6QG
  
==== Original Handwritten Indexes  ====
+
Telephone: U.K. 01543 510720 Overseas (+44) 1543 510720
  
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.
+
==== Archive Records  ====
  
==== Microfilmed Indexes at the Family History Library&lt;br&gt;  ====
+
Add information.
  
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 [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/FHC/frameset_fhc.asp Centers]&nbsp;worldwide.
+
Original Wills &amp; Admons 1681-1858
  
In addition, the Family History Library has a more comprehensive microfilmed [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno=338212&disp=Original+wills%2C+administrations+and+in++ 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.
+
==== Family History Library Records  ====
  
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).
+
[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=338212&disp=Original+wills%2C+administrations+and+in%20%20&columns=*,0,0 Original Wills &amp; Admons 1681-1858]
  
 
== Jurisdiction  ==
 
== 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.  
+
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.
 
 
== 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 "Staffordshire Parishes and Their Probate Jurisdictions" on the [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Staffordshire_Probate_Records main page] for Staffordshire Probate Records.
 
  
 
[England: Staffordshire]  
 
[England: Staffordshire]  
  
 
[[Category:Probate_records_in_Staffordshire]] [[Category:Staffordshire]]
 
[[Category:Probate_records_in_Staffordshire]] [[Category:Staffordshire]]

Revision as of 10:40, 1 March 2010

Return to the Staffordshire Probate Records page. 

Step By Step[edit | edit source]

1. First search each index (see below) to help you more quickly find the will, writing down each detail cited in the indexed entry.
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".
3. Contact or visit the Lichfield Record Office (see address below), or, hire a professional record searcher to view these records on your behalf. Officials may send upon request a list of record searchers.
4. Visit The Family History Library, or, one of its 4,500 satellite family history centers worldwide and search indexes to probate records; then with the information obtained from the index[es] you can search more quickly the original wills and admons also on microfilm via any centers near you.

Indexes[edit | edit source]

Surviving wills and admons to the Peculiar Court of Eccleshall have to some extent been indexed with the following ones:

Online Indexes[edit | edit source]

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 might be helpful to those searching during this time.

Printed and Published Indexes[edit | edit source]

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

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 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 1492 to 1860.

Amazingly, the Lichfield Archives has alphabetically arranged many of the diocesan wills by each letter of each surname as well (see the next section below).

Records[edit | edit source]

Archives Location[edit | edit source]

Lichfield Record Office (formerly Lichfield Joint Record Office)

The Friary

Lichfield Staffs WS13 6QG

Telephone: U.K. 01543 510720 Overseas (+44) 1543 510720

Archive Records[edit | edit source]

Add information.

Original Wills & Admons 1681-1858

Family History Library Records[edit | edit source]

Original Wills & Admons 1681-1858

Jurisdiction[edit | edit source]

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.


[England: Staffordshire]