Chancery Court of the Archbishop of York

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There is some confusion between the Chancery Court and the Consistory Court. Since the Consistory Court of York left no known probate records, it is presumed that any references to it under the subject of probates refer to instead to the Chancery Court. Apparently there are no registered copy wills or survising act books for the Chancery Court of York.

The Chancery Court of York was the appeals court in the province of York.[1]


The Family History Library has copies of the wills, admons and inventories, 1427-1858.


The Family History Library has indexes and calendars, 1427-1857, on film. The indexes are not complete for every year. They can be viewed in the library or in one of the family history centers worldwide.

  1. Herber, Mark D. "Ancestral Trails: the complete guide to British genealogy and family history." Society of Genealogists, London: Sutton Publishing, 1997, page 454. (FHL book 942 D27hm)