Court of the Peculiar of the Prebend of South Cave
Probate is the legal court process by which the estate of a deceased person is distributed to his or her heirs. The term probate refers to a collection of documents, including wills, administrations (also called admons), inventories, and act books. The Church of England ecclesiastical courts had authority for this process until to 1858.
Step By StepEdit
1. f to help you more quickly find the will, writing down each detail given in the index.
2. Go to "Records" (below) to determine what probate records exist for this court.
3. Obtain the records to search. Use one of these methods to find indexes and records.
- Contact or visit the Archive (see below) or hire a professional record searcher to view these records on your behalf.
- Microfilm can no longer be ordered.
Indexes for 54 peculiar courts, 1383-1883, are available online on BritishOrigins. This is a subscription site.
Printed and Published IndexesEdit
Records are housed in the Borthwick Institute.
Family History Library RecordsEdit