Court of the Manor of St John of Jerusalem or Shelford St Johns
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.
Printed and Published Indexes
The original records are deposited at the Nottinghamshire Archives.
- Original Wills, Bonds and Inventories, 1646-1791.
Family History Library Records
Tenants of the manor. In practice most probate records are of persons from Aslockton, Car Colston, Carlton-in-Gedling, Cotgrave, Flintham, Hickling, Radcliffe-on-Trent, Scarrington and Willoughby-on-the-Wolds. The Archdeaconry of Nottingham also had jurisdiction over these places. 
- Camp, Anthony J. Wills and Their Whereabouts. London: published by author, 1974; page 103.