Court of the Peculiar of Alne and Tollerton

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Yorkshire Probate Records
Court of the Peculiar of Alne and Tollerton

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


Probate is the legal court process by which the estate of a deceased person is distributed to his or her heirs. The term probate refers to a collection of documents, including wills, administrations (also called admons), inventories, and act books. The Church of England ecclesiastical courts had authority for this process until to 1858.

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Online Indexes

Indexes for 54 peculiar courts, 1383-1883, are available online on British Origins. This is a subscription site.

Printed and Published Indexes


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The records for this court are held in the Borthwick Institute of Historical Research.

Family History Library Records

The Family History Library has film copies of original wills, bonds, inventories, 1458-1856. Films can be view in the library and in a family history center.


This court had jurisdiction over the parishes of Alne, Skelton and Wigginton and the township of Tollerton.