Court of the Peculiar of the Prebendal of Bishop Norton

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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.

Step by Step[edit | edit source]

1. First search each index (see below) to help you more quickly find the will or administration (admon), writing down each detail cited in the indexed entry.
2. Proceed to "Records" (below) to determine what probate records exist for this court.
3. Contact or visit the Herefordshire Record Office or, hire a professional record searcher to view these records on your behalf. Officials may send upon request a list of record searchers.
4. Visit The Family History Library or, one of its 4,500 satellite family history centers worldwide and search indexes to probate records; then with the information obtained from the index[es] you can search more quickly the original wills and admons also on microfilm via any centers near you.

Indexes[edit | edit source]

Online Indexes[edit | edit source]

Printed and Published Indexes[edit | edit source]

The Family History Library has Index to records of Lincoln Peculiar Courts on film 199985. Films can be viewed in the library or in a family history center. The courts on the film include courts whose jurisdictions cover Northamptonshire, Rutlandshire and Bedfordshire in addition to Lincolnshire.

Records[edit | edit source]

Archive Location[edit | edit source]

The original records are in the collection of the Lincolnshire Archives Office.

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 wills and administrations, 1613-1814, on film 200097. "A" through "W" names. The indent slips at the beginning of each will shows the name, date, residence and occupation or status. The pages are in fairly good condition. Some are written in old English. Some inventories are included. The will for John Clark is at the end of the film after "W". Films can be view in the library or in a family history center.

Jurisdiction[edit | edit source]

Bishop North including Atterby and Spital in the Street.