Court of the Peculiar of the Rector of Cliffe

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Step by Step[edit | edit source]

1. First search each index (see below) to help you more quickly find the will, writing down each detail cited in the indexed entry.

2. Proceed to "Records" (below) to determine what probate records exist for this court. Also see "Family History Library Records."

3. Contact or visit Centre for Kentish Studies 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.

Indexes[edit | edit source]

Online Indexes[edit | edit source]

This court is indexed on findmypast, available online for a fee, or free at a Family History Center.

Printed and Published Indexes[edit | edit source]

Church of England. Peculiar of the rector of Cliffe Probate record indexes, 1671-1845 [1]

Records[edit | edit source]

Archive Location[edit | edit source]

The Centre for Kentish Studies is the Headquarters for the Kent Archives service. It holds manuscript and printed records for the County of Kent The Centre for Kentish Studies Sessions House County Hall Maidstone ME14 1XQ 01622 694363 fax: 01622 694379 [2]

Archive Records[edit | edit source]

Add information.

Family History Library Records[edit | edit source]

Church of England. Parish Church of Cliffe (Kent). Peculiar Court Wills and inventories, 1671-1795 [3] Records of Images 1450-1857[edit | edit source]

These images are original records of probate, but also include:

Account papers
Administration bonds
Guardian registers
Miscellaneous court papers
Miscellaneous court papers index
Renunciation papers

Jurisdictions[edit | edit source]

The Parish Of Cliffe was exempt from the jurisdiction of the diocese of Rochester until 1846, at which time it was attached to that diocese.