England, Staffordshire, Dioceses Of Lichfield and Coventry Wills and Probate - FamilySearch Historical Records
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|Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Archive Service: Staffordshire County Record Office|
- 1 What is in This Collection?
- 2 What Can These Records Tell Me?
- 3 Collection Content
- 4 How Do I Search This Collection?
- 5 What Do I Do Next?
- 6 Citing This Collection
- 7 How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]
This collection contains wills, inventories, letters of administration and probate proceedings for the dioceses of Coventry and Litchfield. These diocese include locations in the counties of Derbyshire, the northern part of Shropshire, Staffordshire, and the north and east portions of Warwickshire.
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What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]
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How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]
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I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]
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Related Family History Library Holdings[edit | edit source]
- Registered wills and original wills, administrations and inventories, 1494-1860, and, act books, 1532-1638 for Diocese of Lichfield Episcopal Consistory Court
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