Cambridgeshire Probate Jurisdictions, Parishes C
For an explanation of probate records in England, click here.
Before 1858, probate of the estates of deceased persons was handled by eccelesiastical courts of the Church of England. Every parish was under the jurisdiction of a primary court and several secondary courts.
Below is a list of Cambridgeshire towns and parishes beginning with the letter C and the pre-1858 courts that had jurisdiction over them. Search the courts in the order listed. Search indexes first. For indexes, click on a court name.
1. In the first column, find the place where your ancestor lived.
2. In the second column, click on the court name to learn where to find the records and indexes.
3. If the record isn't found in the primary court, search the records for the secondary courts in the order listed.
4. The last court to search is the Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury.
If no will is found, your ancestor may not have left one.