Court of the Archdeaconry of Stow

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Lincolnshire Probate Records
Court of the Archdeaconry of Stow

A general explanation of probate records in England, is given in the article England Probate Records.

Step by Step

1. First search each index (see below) to help you more quickly find the will or administration (admon), writing down each detail cited in the indexed entry.
2. Proceed to "Records" (below) to determine what probate records exist for this court.
3. Contact or visit the Herefordshire Record Office 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.


Online Indexes

Printed and Published Indexes

Calendars of Lincoln wills, 1540-1659, volume 52. Edited by C. W. Foster. This volume is an index to 1582-1699.


Archive Location

The original records are in the collection of the Lincolnshire Archives Office.

Archive Records

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Family History Library

The Family History Library has film copies Wills and Administrations, 1530-1834. Films can be viewed in the library or in a family history center.