Court of the Peculiar of East Meon with Combe, Steep, Ramsdean, Froxfield and Oxenbourne
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Step By Step[edit | edit source]
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 Hampshire 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. You can 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 various centers near you.
Indexes[edit | edit source]
Surviving wills and admons to the Court of the Peculiar of East Meon with Combe, Steep, Ramsdean, Froxfield and Oxenbourne have been mostly indexed as follows:
Online Indexes[edit | edit source]
Here is an online index from 1500's-1857. This is a mostly complete listing of wills for this time period, and can be very helpful to those searching Hampshire probate records.
Printed and Published Indexes[edit | edit source]
Original handwritten indexes:
There is an index (manuscript) from 1580 to 1723 for East Meon with Combe, Steep, Ramsdean, Froxfield and Oxenbourne held at the Hampshire Record Office covering most if not all wills in this peculiar court's jurisdiction.
Microfilmed indexes at the Family History Library:
The indexes as listed in the above are also available in the collection of The Family History Library and they are on microfilm and may be located at various Family History Centers worldwide.
The Family History Library has a microfilmed index (index Cards] to the probate records which pertains to each of Hampshire's peculiar probate courts--including East Meon with Combe, Steep, Ramsdean, Froxfield and Oxenbourne for the years of this peculiar court's jurisdiction from 1580 to 1723.
The Hampshire Record Office also has a type manuscript index covering the early East Meon with Combe, Steep, Ramsdean, Froxfield and Oxenbourne wills; see the next section below.
Records[edit | edit source]
Archive Location[edit | edit source]
Hampshire Record Office
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Hampshire SO23 8TH
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Archive Records[edit | edit source]
Family History Library Records[edit | edit source]
Jurisdiction[edit | edit source]
The Court of the Peculiar of East Meon with Combe, Steep, Ramsdean, Froxfield and Oxenbourne held jurisdiction over the parishes of Combe, East Meon, Steep and Froxfield and the East Meon tythings (parish-owned lands) of Oxenbourne and Ramsdean. All of these records are held at the Hampshire Record Office (see above). When a search of this courts’ probate records fails to provide the desired probate record, be sure to search both the Consistory (administrations and wills) Archdeaconry (wills only) Courts of Winchester as well as the Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury.
Search the following court records in the order indicated below:
East Meon with Combe
ORIGINAL WILLS 1580-1705
ORIGINAL WILLS 1625-1637