Court of the Peculiar of the Prebend of Weighton
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
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.
- Order microfilm copies of the indexes and records listed in the Family History Library Records (see section below) by visiting the Family History Library or one of its family history centers and search indexes and records.
Indexes for 54 peculiar courts, 1383-1883, are available online on BritishOrigins. This is a subscription site.
Printed and Published Indexes
The Family History Library has a calendar, 1660-1856, on pages 83-101 of film number 98916 item 3.
Records are housed in the Borthwick Institute.
Family History Library Records
The Family History Library has original records as follows. Films can be view in the library or in a family history center.
- 1660-1690 film number 99933
- 1691-1730 film number 99934
- 1731-1856 film number 99935. Note: Two marriage licenses for 1695 will be found toward the end of the film 99403.
Market Weighton with Shipton (alias Shiptonthorpe).