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Court of the Peculiar of Southwell

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1. First search each index (see below) to help you more quickly find the will or administration (admon), writing down each detail cited in the indexed entry.
2. Proceed to "Records" (below) to determine what probate records exist for this court.
3. Contact or visit the Herefordshire Record Office 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 TheFamily 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.


Online Indexes

Printed and Published Indexes


Archive Location

The original records are deposited at the Nottinghamshire Archives in the city of Nottingham.

Archive Records

Add information about the manuscript, printed and digital records in this location.

  • Original wills, bonds and inventories, 1506-1857
  • Registered wills, 1530-1857
  • Enrolled wills, 1470-1542

Family History Library Records

Films can be viewed in the library or in a family history center.


This court was also known as the Peculiar Court of the Chapter of the Collegiate Church of Southwell. The court had jurisdiction over the following parishes.

  • Beckingham
  • Bleasby
  • Blidworth
  • Calverton
  • Carolton-on-Trent
  • Caunton
  • Cropwell Bishop
  • Darlton
  • Dunham
  • Eaton
  • Edingley
  • Farnsfield
  • Halam
  • Halloughton
  • Holme
  • Kirklington
  • North Leverton
  • Morton
  • North Muskham
  • Norwell
  • Oxton
  • Ragnall
  • Rampton
  • South Muskham
  • Southwell
  • South Wheatley
  • Upton
  • Woodborough