Court of the Peculiar of Milton Abbas

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Dorset Probate Records

The jurisdiction of this court covers the parishes of Milton Abbas & Wooland. According to Wills and their Whereabouts by Anthony J. Camp, some wills were proved in the Archdeaconry Court of Dorset.

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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 The 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.


Online Indexes

Printed and Published Indexes

A calendar of wills and administrations relating to the county of Dorset in the several peculiars, 1660-1799, all now preserved at the probate registry, Blandford 1660-1799


Archive Locations

Archive Records

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Family History Library Records

Church of England. Peculiar Court of Milton-Abbas (Dorsetshire) Probate records 1683-1811


Parishes of Milton Abbas & Woolland. Some wills were proved in the Archdeaconry Court of Dorset.