Court of the Peculiar of the Manor of Askham Bryan
A general explanation of probate records in England, is given in the article England Probate Records.
Probate is the legal court process by which the estate of a deceased person is distributed to his or her heirs. The term probate refers to a collection of documents, including wills, administrations (also called admons), inventories, and act books. The Church of England ecclesiastical courts had authority for this process until to 1858.
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1. Search indexes to help you more quickly find the will, writing down each detail given in the index.
2. Go to "Records" (below) to determine what probate records exist for this court.
3. Obtain the records to search. Use one of these methods to find indexes and records.
- Contact or visit the Archive (see below) or hire a professional record searcher to view these records on your behalf.
- Microfilms can no longer be ordered.
Indexes for 54 peculiar courts, 1383-1883, are available online on British Origins.
Printed and Published Indexes
This is a subscription site. The Family History Library has a Calendar, 1710-1759.
The records for this court are held in the [/www.york.ac.uk/borthwick/ Borthwick Institute of Historical Research].
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Family History Library Records
The Family History Library has a Original wills 1710-1799. They are arranged as follows.
- Act book for 1772-1799, a list of fourteen wills and inventories with one dated 1686.
- Act book for 1757-1799.
- Original wills for 1710-1757 in th same order as numbered in the calendar
- Admons and inventories for 1715-1759 as ordered in the calendar
Films can be viewed in the library or in a family history center.
Jurisdiction was manorial court of Askham Bryan. It was not inhibited.