Court of the Peculiar of Bishop's Cleeve

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Gloucestershire Probate Records
Court of the Peculiar of Bishop's Cleeve

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. Also see "Family History Library Records." 

3. Contact or visit the Gloucestershire Record Office (see below address) 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

The Gloucestershire Archives has an online index to wills for 1541-1858 in their Genealogical Database.

Printed and Published Indexes

Indexes available at the Family History Library include:


Archive Locations

Wills for this court are held at the Gloucestershire Archives.

Archive Records

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

  • Original wills, 1622, 1683-1796
  • Administration and inventories, 1683-1817
  • Registered wills, 1635-1796

Family History Library Records

Records have been microfilmed and are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City and through family history centers. They include:


This court had primary jurisdiction over the parish Bishop's Cleeve and the chapelry of Stoke Orchard.

Between 1640 and 1660, probate records may also be found in the Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury.