Court of the Archdeaconry of Buckingham
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 the "Records" (below) to determine what probate records exist for this court. Also see "Family History Library Records."
3. Contact or visit the Centre for Buckinghamshire Studies at Aylesbury or, hire a professional record searcher to view these records on your behalf. A list of record searches is available on the Centre's website.
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.
The Buckinghamshire Family History Society has created a will index which is searchable online.
Printed and Published Indexes
The original and microfilmed records listed below under the Family History Library Records also include indexes.
Other indexes available at the Family History Library include:
- Probate records of the Archdeaconry Court of Buckingham 1483-1660 and of the Buckinghamshire peculiars 1420-1660
The original records are deposited at:
The Centre for Buckinghamshire Studies at Aylesbury
Buckinghamshire HP20 1UU
Tel: 44 (0)1296 382587
Add information about the manuscript, printed and digital records in this location.
- Original wills, 1506-1858
- Original administrations, 1695-1857 (and a few earlier years)
- Registered wills, 1483-1650 (with gaps), 1686-1858
- Registered administrations, 1633-1645, 1660-1858
Family History Library Records
Records have been microfilmed and are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City and through family history centers. They include:
- Wills and administrations, 1483-1857 (filmed at the Buckinghamshire Record Office)
- (Original) wills and administrations, 1801-1857 (filmed at the Oxford District Probate Registry)
This court had jurisdiction over all of Buckinghamshire except the following: