Court of the Archdeaconry of Buckingham
Getting Started: Step by Step
1. First search each index (see below) to help you more quickly find the will, writing down each detail cited in the indexed entry.
2. Proceed to the "Probate Records Held in This Archive" (below) to determine what original probate records exist for this court. Also see "Probate Records of This Court in The Family History Library".
3. Contact or visit Buckinghamshire Studies at Aylesbury 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.
The original and microfilmed records listed above also include indexes.
Other indexes available at the Family History Library include:
- Probate records of the Archdeaconry Court of Buckingham 1483-1660 and of the Buckinghamshire peculiars 1420-1660
The original records are deposited at the Centre for Buckinghamshire Studies at Aylesbury.
- Original wills, 1506-1858
- Original administrations, 1695-1857 (and a few earlier years)
- Registered wills, 1483-1650 (with gaps), 1686-1858
- Registered administrations, 1633-1645, 1660-1858
Family History Library Records
Records have been microfilmed and are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City and through family history centers. They include:
- Wills and administrations, 1483-1857 (filmed at the Buckinghamshire Record Office)
- (Original) wills and administrations, 1801-1857 (filmed at the Oxford District Probate Registry)
This court had jurisdiction over all of Buckinghamshire except the following: