Staffordshire Probate Jurisdictions for Parishes Beginning with B through G
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Court Jurisdictions by Parish
Before 1858, every town and parish in Staffordshire came under the probate jurisdiction of a primary court and several secondary courts. When looking for the will of an ancestor, you should search the courts in the order given.
For an authoritative treatise on each Staffordshire probate court and the parishes comprising them in pre-1858, see Anthony J. Camp's Wills and Their Whereabouts, available at the Family History Library, FHL book #942 S2wa.
When and where available, be certain to search indexes first. For indexes, click on the court name links on the Staffordshire Probates Records page. Staffordshire has several available indexes. When looking for the will of an ancestor, you should search the courts in the order given.
Here is a list of Staffordshire parishes beginning with the letter A and the pre-1858 courts that had probate jurisdiction over them. For other parishes, click on a letter link: A, B-G, B,H-L, M-S, T-Z.