Court of the Peculiar of the Custos and College of Vicars Choral in Exeter

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

Step By Step[edit | edit source]

Follow these steps to look for a probate record before 1858:
1. Discover when and where your ancestor died. If you don’t know, use the approximate date and place where they lived.
2. Go to the Court Jurisdictions section below.
3. Click a letter or span of letters for your place. This opens an article showing a table of places and the courts that had jurisdiction over them.
4. Follow the steps at the top of the table to search for a will.

Indexes[edit | edit source]

Online Indexes[edit | edit source]

Printed and Published Indexes[edit | edit source]

Search the indexes listed under the Manuscript Records subheading in Devonshire Probate Records.

Records[edit | edit source]

Archive Location[edit | edit source]

Virtually all records for this court were destroyed in 1942, but don't give up until you have searched the manuscript collections and all other possible courts. These include:

Copies of some post-1796 probates may have been deposited in the Estate Duty Registers.

Archive Records[edit | edit source]

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

Family History Library Records[edit | edit source]

Jurisdiction[edit | edit source]