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Return to the [[Staffordshire Probate Records|Staffordshire Probate Records]] or the [[Warwickshire Probate Records]] page.   
  
== Location of These Probate Records  ==
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==Step By Step==
  
'''Lichfield Record Office (formerly Lichfield Joint Record Office)'''
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1. First search each index (see below) to help you more quickly find the will, writing down each detail cited in the indexed entry.<br>2. Proceed to "Records" (below) to determine what probate records exist for this court. Also see "Probate Records of This Court in The [https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog Family History Library]".<br>3. Contact or visit the Lichfield&nbsp;Record Office (see below address),&nbsp;or,&nbsp;hire a professional record searcher to view these records on your behalf. Officials may send upon request a list of record searchers.<br>4. Visit The Family History Library, or, one of its 4,500 satellite family history centers worldwide and search indexes to probate records;&nbsp;then with the information obtained from the index[es] you can search more quickly the&nbsp;original wills and admons also&nbsp;on microfilm via any&nbsp;[[Introduction to Family History Centers|centers]]&nbsp;near you.<br>
  
'''''The Friary'''''
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==Indexes==
  
'''Lichfield''' '''Staffs WS13 6QG'''
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Surviving wills and admons to the Court of the Peculiar of Burton on Trent have to some extent been indexed with the following ones:
  
Telephone: U.K. 01543 510720 Overseas (+44) 1543 510720
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====Online Indexes====
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'''1521-1850''' - [https://search.findmypast.co.uk/search-world-Records/staffordshire-dioceses-of-lichfield-and-coventry-wills-and-probate-1521-1860 Dioceses of Lichfield and Coventry Wills and Probate] at findmypast (£). Includes index by name and residence that links to images of the actual records.
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[http://books.google.com/books?id=dfkcAAAAYAAJ&printsec=frontcover&source=gbs_book_other_versions_r&cad=2_1#PPA498,M1 Here] is an online printed (scanned images) from 1516-1652. This is not a complete listing of all wills for this time period, but, it&nbsp;might be helpful to those searching during this time.
  
== Historical Background  ==
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====Printed and Published Indexes====
  
The Court of the&nbsp;Peculiar&nbsp;of Burton on Trent held jurisdiction over the parish. When a search of this court’s probate records fails to provide the desired probate record, be sure to search the Consistory Court of Lichfield as well as the Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury.
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'''Original Handwritten Indexes'''
  
<br>You can also visit The Family History Library, or, one of its 4,500 satellite family history centers worldwide and search indexes (see the Family History Library's cataloged entries providing the microfilms so you can have them circulated to the [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/FHC/frameset_fhc.asp center]&nbsp;near you for searching the wills). The information obtained from the index[es] will help you&nbsp;more quickly search the wills and admons which can also be circulated on microfilm via any family history.
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There is an index (manuscript) from 1516 to 1857 covering most if not all wills in Staffordshire including both the Consistory Court of Lichfield and also the smaller or peculiar courts.  
  
== Probate Indexes ==
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'''Microfilmed Indexes at the Family History Library'''
  
Surviving wills and admons to the Court of the Peculiar of Burton on Trent have to some extent been indexed with the following ones:
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The indexes as listed in the above are also available in the collection of&nbsp;The Family History Library and they are on microfilm and may be circulated to each of its satellite Family History [[Introduction to Family History Centers|Centers]]&nbsp;worldwide.
  
=== Printed and Published Indexes  ===
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In addition, the Family History Library has a more comprehensive microfilmed {{FHL|338212|title-id|disp=set of Calendars}} of probate records which partially indexes the surnames (by first letter of surname only) available for the years from 1492 to 1860.
  
==== Online Indexes  ====
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==Records==
  
[http://books.google.com/books?id=dfkcAAAAYAAJ&printsec=frontcover&source=gbs_book_other_versions_r&cad=2_1#PPA498,M1 Here] is an online printed (scanned images) from 1516-1652. This is not a complete listing of all wills for this time period, but, it&nbsp;might be helpful to those searching during this time.
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====Archives Location====
  
==== Original Handwritten Indexes  ====
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Lichfield Record Office (formerly Lichfield Joint Record Office)
  
There is an index (manuscript) from 1516 to 1857 covering most if not all wills in Staffordshire including both the Consistory Court of Lichfield and also the smaller or peculiar courts.
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''The Friary''
  
==== Microfilmed Indexes at the Family History Library&lt;br&gt;  ====
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Lichfield Staffs WS13 6QG
  
The indexes as listed in the above are also available in the collection of&nbsp;The Family History Library and they are on microfilm and may be circulated to each of its satellite Family History [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/FHC/frameset_fhc.asp Centers]&nbsp;worldwide.  
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Telephone: U.K. 01543 510720 Overseas (+44) 1543 510720
  
In addition, the Family History Library has a more comprehensive microfilmed [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno=338212&disp=Original+wills%2C+administrations+and+in++ set of Calendars] of probate records which partially indexes the surnames (by first letter of surname only) available for the years from 1492 to 1860.
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====Archive Records====
  
Amazingly,&nbsp;the Lichfield Archives&nbsp;has alphabetically arranged many of the diocesan wills by each letter of each surname as well (see the next&nbsp;section below).
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Add information about the manuscript, printed and digital records in this location.  
  
== Searching for probates in this [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno=338212&disp=Original+wills%2C+administrations+and+in++ court].  ==
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Original Wills &amp; Admons 1678-1858
  
ORIGINAL WILLS &amp; ADMONS 1678-1858
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====Family History Library Records====
  
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{{FHL|338212|title-id|disp=Original Wills &amp; Admons 1678-1858}}
  
== Strategies, Tips, Other?  ==
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==Jurisdiction==
  
See the above Indexes or those available through the Family History Library or its many family history centers worldwide for an index to this court.  
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The Court of the&nbsp;Peculiar&nbsp;of Burton on Trent held jurisdiction over this Staffordshire&nbsp;parish. When a search of this court’s probate records fails to provide the desired probate record, be sure to search the Consistory Court of Lichfield as well as the Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury.  
  
To view a list of parishes and their respective probate court jurisdiction, see the "Staffordshire Parishes and Their Probate Jurisdictions" on the [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Staffordshire_Probate_Records main page] for Staffordshire Probate Records.  
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Amazingly,&nbsp;the Lichfield Archives&nbsp;has alphabetically arranged many of the diocesan wills by each letter of each surname as well (see the next&nbsp;section below).  
  
[England: Staffordshire]
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[[Category:Staffordshire Probate Records]]
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[[Category:Warwickshire Probate Records]]

Latest revision as of 12:10, 7 February 2021

Return to the Staffordshire Probate Records or the Warwickshire Probate Records page. 

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 "Probate Records of This Court in The Family History Library".
3. Contact or visit the Lichfield Record Office (see below address), 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]

Surviving wills and admons to the Court of the Peculiar of Burton on Trent have to some extent been indexed with the following ones:

Online Indexes[edit | edit source]

1521-1850 - Dioceses of Lichfield and Coventry Wills and Probate at findmypast (£). Includes index by name and residence that links to images of the actual records.

Here is an online printed (scanned images) from 1516-1652. This is not a complete listing of all wills for this time period, but, it might be helpful to those searching during this time.

Printed and Published Indexes[edit | edit source]

Original Handwritten Indexes

There is an index (manuscript) from 1516 to 1857 covering most if not all wills in Staffordshire including both the Consistory Court of Lichfield and also the smaller or peculiar courts.

Microfilmed Indexes at the Family History Library

The indexes as listed in the above are also available in the collection of The Family History Library and they are on microfilm and may be circulated to each of its satellite Family History Centers worldwide.

In addition, the Family History Library has a more comprehensive microfilmed set of Calendars of probate records which partially indexes the surnames (by first letter of surname only) available for the years from 1492 to 1860.

Records[edit | edit source]

Archives Location[edit | edit source]

Lichfield Record Office (formerly Lichfield Joint Record Office)

The Friary

Lichfield Staffs WS13 6QG

Telephone: U.K. 01543 510720 Overseas (+44) 1543 510720

Archive Records[edit | edit source]

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

Original Wills & Admons 1678-1858

Family History Library Records[edit | edit source]

Original Wills & Admons 1678-1858

Jurisdiction[edit | edit source]

The Court of the Peculiar of Burton on Trent held jurisdiction over this Staffordshire parish. When a search of this court’s probate records fails to provide the desired probate record, be sure to search the Consistory Court of Lichfield as well as the Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury.

Amazingly, the Lichfield Archives has alphabetically arranged many of the diocesan wills by each letter of each surname as well (see the next section below).