Court of the Archdeaconry of Suffolk

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Suffolk Probate Records
Court of the Archdeaconry of Suffolk

A general explanation of probate records in England, is given in the article England Probate Records.Click to read a definition of the word archdeaconry.

Step by Step

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.

3. Contact or visit the Ipswich or East Suffolk 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

The Family History Library has copies of the following indexes.


Archive Location

The records for this court are housed in the Ipswich and East Suffolk Record Office.

Archive Records

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

Family History Library Records

The Family History Library has the following records on film. Films can be view in the library or in a family history center.


East Suffolk. Before 1837, the parishes in the Deaneries of Stow and Hartismere were excluded. Inhibited as the Archdeaconry of Norwich.[1] 

  1. Camp, Anthony J. Wills and Their Whereabouts. London: published by author, 1974; page 128.