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Court of the Peculiar of the Dean of St. Buryan

Step By Step

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 the "Records" (below) to determine what probate records exist for this court.
3. Contact or visit the Cornwall County 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 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.


Online Indexes

Cornwall Wills online (see "Probate Records")

Printed and Published Indexes 

Index to Cornish estate duty and Deanery of St. Buryan wills


Archive Locations

Cornwall Record Office

Old County Hall



United Kingdom, TR1 3AY.

Tel: 01872 323127

Archive Records

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

Original Wills & Administrations & Inventories 1605-1857

Act Books 1744-1845

Index to Wills 1605-1799 British record Society, List & Index vols 56 & 59

Family History Library Records

Probate records, 1605-1857

Administrations, bonds, etc., 1641-1857


Court had jurisdiction over the parishes of St. Buryan, St. Levan and Sennen in the Diocese of Exeter.