Court of the Peculiar of the Prebend of Barmby Moor

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

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.
  • Microfilm 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]

The Family History Library as a calendar, 1670-1736, on film number 98916 item 4. Another version of it for 1670-1708 is joined to the calendar for the Court of the Peculiar of the Dean of York, film number 100080 item 6.

Records[edit | edit source]

Archive Location[edit | edit source]

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

Archive Records[edit | edit source]

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Family History Library Records[edit | edit source]

The Family History Library has original records, 1668-1736 on film number 99927 item 2. Films can be view in the library or in a family history center.

Note: a marriage license for Barmby Moor dated 1727 appears at the end of film number 99403.

Jurisdiction[edit | edit source]

Over Barmby Moor, a prebendal court. After 1736, see the Court of the Peculiar of the Dean of York.