Court of the Peculiar of Witham Friary

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England Gotoarrow.png Somerset Gotoarrow.png Somerset Probate Records

Getting Started[edit | edit source]

Indexes[edit | edit source]

Index to wills and administrations, 1669-1740

Jurisdiction[edit | edit source]

Witham Friary was a peculiar probate court in the Diocese of Bath and Wells.  It had jurisdiction over the parish of Witham Friary only.

Records[edit | edit source]

Important Note:[edit | edit source]

The records of this court, which were deposited at the Probate Registry at Exeter, were destroyed by enemy action during World War II.  The following is information on the few records that survive.

Archive Locations [edit | edit source]

The surviving original records are deposited at:

Somerset Record Office
Obridge Road
Taunton TA2 7PU
Tel: (0)1823 278805

Archive Records[edit | edit source]

Index to wills and administrations, 1669-1740 

Family History Library Records[edit | edit source]

The Family History Library has very few original probate records for Somerset on microfilm. Most of the what the library has is various volumes of published abstracts. See the information found in the article on the Court of the Bishop of Bath & Wells (Episcopal Consistory).

Others[edit | edit source]

The Society of Genealogists in London has copies of published abstracts of wills and other probate documents for Somerset.  To see a list of titles, search their library catalogue for the Subject of "Somerset - General:Wills."