Court of the Peculiar of the Manor of Marsden

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Yorkshire Probate Records
Court of the Peculiar of the Manor of Marsden

A general explanation of probate records in England, is given in the article England Probate Records.Click to read a definition of the word peculiar.


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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Online Indexes

Indexes for 54 peculiar courts, 1383-1883, are available online on British Origins. This is a subscription site.

Printed and Published Indexes

The Family History Library has a copy of the calendar, 1654-1855, on film number 98917. It is a bound manuscript volume at the end. On the end of film number 99914 is another version of the same calendar.  A printed index is on pages 102-107 and 168-171 of volume II of The Northern Genealogist.


Archive Location

The records for this court are held in the Borthwick Institute of Historical Research.

Archive Records

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Family History Library Records

The Family History Library has a copy of the original records, 1654-1855, on film numbers 99913 and 99914. Films can be view in the library or in a family history center.


Manor of Marsden in the parishes of Almondbury and Huddersfield. It was not inhibited.