Court of the Commissary of the Bishop of St Edmunds

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Suffolk Probate Records
Court of the Commissary of the Bishop of St Edmunds

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, 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 Cambridge University Acrhives 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 a film copy of:

Films can be viewed in the library or in a family history center.


Archive Location

The original records are held in Cambridge University Archives.

Archive Records

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"West Suffolk with the addition of Stow and Hartismere Deaneries in East Suffolk (to 1837 only), also those parishes in Cambridgeshire in the jurisdiction of the Consisotry Court of Norwich and after 1837, only, in the Deanery of Camps...."

1. Camp, Anthony J. Wills and Their Whereabouts. London: self published, 1974, page 129.