Court of the Archdeaconry of Huntingdon (Herts div.)

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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 the Hertfordshire 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 center near you.


Wills at Hertford 1415-1858 [1]

Index to wills of the Archdeaconries of St. Albans and Huntingdon (Hitchin), 1415-1857 [2]

Index to inventories 1607-1857 on Family History Library Film 187855 and Index to Admon Bonds on Family History Library Film 187904 which is in this catalog source listing. [3]

The Society of Genealogists in London, England has Indexes


The original records are deposited at Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies in Hertford, England. 

The Family History Library has a collection of the probate records on Microfilm as follows:

Probate records of the Hitchin Division of the Court of the Archdeaconry of Huntingdon, 1529-1857 [4]

Probate records of the Archdeaconry of Huntingdon, 1585-1858 [5]

Admon Act Books and Bonds cover this jurisdiction with this catalog source listing [6]


Includes the early records 1479-1609 at Huntingdon mingled with those of the Huntingdonshire division. This court was in the diocese of Lincoln. It had jurisdiction over all of Huntingdonshire except for the Prebends. From 1479-1609 the Hitchin Division of the Archdeaconry of Huntingdon also had jurisdiction over these parishes:

Aldbury, Aldenham, Ardley, Ashwell, Aspenden, Aston, Ayot St. Lawrence, Ayot St. Peter, Baldock, Bengeo, Benington, Berkhamsted St. Mary alias Northchurch, Berkhamsted St. Peter, Little Berkhamsted, Bayford, Bovingdon, Bramfield, Broadfield, Bygrave, Caldecote, Clothall, Cottered, Datchworth, Digswell, Essendon, Flamstead, Flaunded, Great & Little Gaddesden, Graveley & Chesfield, Harpenden, Hatfield, Hemel Hempstead, Hertford St. Andrew and All Saints with Little Amwell and St. John and Brickendon, Hertingfordbury, Hinxworth, Hitchin, Ickleford, Ippollitts, Kelshall, Kensworth, Kimpton, Knebworth, King's Langley, Letchworth, Lilley, North Mimms, Minsden, Great & Little Munden, Offley, Pirton, Puttenham, Radwell, Rushden, Sacombe, Sandon, Shenley, Stapleford, Stevenage, Tewin, Therfield, Throcking, Totteridge, Tring, King's Walden, Walkern, Wallington, Watton-at-Stone, Welwyn, Westmill, Weston, Wheathampstead, Wiggington, Willian, Great & Little Wymondley.