Court of the Peculiar of Monks Risborough
Jurisdiction[edit | edit source]
This court had jurisdiction over the parishes of Monks Risborough (and its hamlets) and Halton in Buckinghamshire. It also had jurisdiction over Newington with Britwell Prior in Oxfordshire. It was a peculiar of the Archbishop of Canterbury.
Records[edit | edit source]
The original records are deposited at the Centre for Buckinghamshire Studies in Aylesbury. They include:
- Filed wills and administration bonds, 1605-1856
- Wills, 1736-1856
- Registered wills and administrations, filed with those for the Court of the Peculiar of Banbury
- Administration act books, 1674-1856, filed with those for the Court of the Peculiar of Aylesbury.
Some records are on microfilm and are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City and through family history centers.
- Wills and administrations, 1605-1856 (includes indexes)
- Probate records, 1547-1858 (with the records for Banbury; includes indexes)
- Wills and administrations, 1624-1858 (with the records of Aylesbury; includes indexes)
Indexes[edit | edit source]
The above listed original and microfilmed records include indexes.
Jeremy S. W. Gibson has published an "Index to wills proved in the Peculiar Court of Banbury, 1542-1858," which is available from the Banbury Historical Society, at the Oxfordshire Record Office, at the Family History Library, and elsewhere.
In addition, these indexes to the records of the peculiar courts of Buckinghamshire are available at the Society of Genealogists in London, and the Family History Library:
- Index to the wills and administrations of the Peculiar Courts of Berkshire, Buckinghamshire & Oxfordshire, 1550-1858