Court of the Archdeaconry of Breconshire

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Step By Step

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 the "Probate Records of This Court" (below) to determine what original probate records exist for this court.
3. Contact or visit the Breconshire 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.


Online Indexes

Here are some Breconshire Wills 1543-1858 online at The National Library of Wales  

Printed Indexes

  Indexes 1660-1858

Indexes in The Family History Library

The original and microfilmed records include indexes. The Family History Library has film copies of the following indexes:

The Records

Probate Records of This Court Held in This Archive

The original records are deposited at the

Archive Records

Powys County Archives Office
Powys County Hall
Spa Road East
Llandrindod Wells
Powys LD1 5LG



Tel: 44 (0)1597 826088

Probate Records of This Court Held in This Archive

The records include:

  • Original wills, administrations, and inventories, 1603; 1609-1858 (some missing years)
  • Register Copy Wills, 1543-1858

Family History Library Records

Records have been microfilmed and are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City and through the many family history centers world-wide. They include: 

Archive Records

Add information about the manuscript, printed and digital records in this location.


This court held Probate jurisdiction over the counties of Breconshire and Radnorshire. It also held concurrent jurisdiction over the following eight Herefordshire parishes:

  • Clodock
  • Dulas
  • Ewyas Harold
  • Llancillo
  • Michaelchurch Eskley
  • Rowlston
  • St. Margaret
  • Walterston

Return to the Herefordshire Probate Records and the Breconshire Probate Records page.