Court of the Peculiar of the Prebend of Langtoft

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A general explanation of probate records in England, is given in the article England Probate Records. Click to read definitions of the words peculiar and prebend.

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 BritishOrigins. This is a subscription site.

Printed and Published Indexes[edit | edit source]

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 a film copy of the following years on film number 99439 item 2. Films can be view in the library or in a family history center.

Original records for 43 persons named in the calendar (see below) are on the same film as the records for Holme Archiepiscopi. There is no break between the two groups. Langtoft begins with documents for 1679, 1676 and 1678 followed by what appears to be the same calndar as outlined below. There is little order, but the rest of the documents for 1647-1699, except one for 1703, are grouped together. The last group for 1702-1738 starts with a will for 1724.

Jurisdiction[edit | edit source]

Cottam, North Grimston and Langtoft.