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== Historical Background  ==
 
== Historical Background  ==
  
The Peculiar Court of of High Offley and Flixton held jurisdiction over the parish proper (of High Offley)in the county of Stafford. 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.  
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The Peculiar Court of Longdon held jurisdiction over the parish proper (of Longdon) in the county of Stafford. 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.  
  
 
<br>You can also visit The Family History Library, or, one of its 4,500 satellite family history centers worldwide and search indexes (see the Family History Library's cataloged entries&nbsp;providing the microfilms so you can have them circulated to the [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/FHC/frameset_fhc.asp center]&nbsp;near you for searching the wills). The information obtained from the index[es] will help you&nbsp;more quickly search the wills and admons which can also be circulated on microfilm via any family history.  
 
<br>You can also visit The Family History Library, or, one of its 4,500 satellite family history centers worldwide and search indexes (see the Family History Library's cataloged entries&nbsp;providing the microfilms so you can have them circulated to the [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/FHC/frameset_fhc.asp center]&nbsp;near you for searching the wills). The information obtained from the index[es] will help you&nbsp;more quickly search the wills and admons which can also be circulated on microfilm via any family history.  
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== Probate Indexes  ==
 
== Probate Indexes  ==
  
Surviving wills and admons to the Peculiar Court of High Offley have to some extent been indexed with the following ones:  
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Surviving wills and admons to the Peculiar Court of Longdon have to some extent been indexed with the following ones:  
  
 
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== Searching for probates in this [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno=338212&disp=Original+wills%2C+administrations+and+in++ court].  ==
  
ORIGINAL WILLS 1706-1858 <br>
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ORIGINAL WILLS, ADMINISTRATIONS (ADMONS) &amp; INVENTORIES 1685-1836 <br>
  
 
== Strategies, Tips, Other?  ==
 
== Strategies, Tips, Other?  ==

Revision as of 14:50, 29 May 2009

Return to the Staffordshire Probate Records page. 

Location of These Probate Records[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

Historical Background[edit | edit source]

The Peculiar Court of Longdon held jurisdiction over the parish proper (of Longdon) in the county of Stafford. 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.


You can also visit The Family History Library, or, one of its 4,500 satellite family history centers worldwide and search indexes (see the Family History Library's cataloged entries providing the microfilms so you can have them circulated to the center near you for searching the wills). The information obtained from the index[es] will help you more quickly search the wills and admons which can also be circulated on microfilm via any family history.

Probate Indexes[edit | edit source]

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

Printed and Published Indexes[edit | edit source]

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.

Original Handwritten Indexes[edit | edit source]

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<br>[edit | edit source]

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).

Searching for probates in this court.[edit | edit source]

ORIGINAL WILLS, ADMINISTRATIONS (ADMONS) & INVENTORIES 1685-1836

Strategies, Tips, Other?[edit | edit source]

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 main page for Staffordshire Probate Records.

[England: Staffordshire]