Court of the Peculiar of the Manor of Newton-on-Ouse with Beningborough

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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.

Description[edit | edit source]

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.

Step By Step[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

Online Indexes[edit | edit source]

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

Printed and Published Indexes[edit | edit source]

Records[edit | edit source]

Archive Location[edit | edit source]

Archive Records[edit | edit source]

This manor was not inhibited, but its wills were proved before the Reformation at  York city,  and in the Peculiar Court of St. Leonard's Hospital.

Family History Library Records[edit | edit source]

The Family History Library has original records, 1682-1812, on film number 99930 items 3-5. Films can be view in the library or in afamily history center. They are filed by year of probate but in reverse chronological order in three groups: 1682-1700, 1701-1746, and 1752-1812.

Jurisdiction[edit | edit source]

Newton-on-Ouse and Beningborough