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Court of the Peculiar of the Dean of Exeter

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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]

The Family History Library has film copies of indexes for this court. See Calendar of wills and administrations relating to the counties of Devon and Cornwall proved in the Consistory court of the Bishop of Exeter, 1532-1800.

Records[edit | edit source]

Archive Location[edit | edit source]

The original records of this court were destroyed in 1942.

Archive Records[edit | edit source]

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Family History Library Records[edit | edit source]

Jurisdiction[edit | edit source]