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[[England]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Cumberland]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Cumberland Probate Records]]  
  
The records of this court begin in <add date>. For an explanation of probate records in England, click [[England Probate Records|here]].  
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A general explanation of probate records in England, is given in the article [[England Probate Records]]. <br>
  
== Search Indexes First ==
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== Description ==
  
Indexes will help you easily find the probate record. An index could be a strict alphabetical list, a list of all last names starting with a letter of the alphabet, a group of names for a specific number of years. References to the probate indexes in the Family History Library collection can be found by clicking here.  
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''Probate'' is the legal court process by which the estate of a deceased person is distributed to his or her heirs. The term ''probate'' refers to a collection of documents, including [[W genealogical glossary terms|wills]], [[A genealogical glossary terms|administrations]] (also called admons), [[I genealogical glossary terms|inventories]], and [[C genealogical glossary terms|codicils]]. The Church of England ecclesiastical courts had authority for this process until to 1858.<br>
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== Indexes  ==
  
 
==== Online Indexes  ====
 
==== Online Indexes  ====
  
The [http://www.uclan.ac.uk/ahss/education_social_sciences/history/probate_index.php University of Central Lancashire] has "An index of all surviving probate documents for the Western Deaneries of the Archdeaconry of Richmond, 1748-1858 has been prepared. The deaneries included are Amounderness, Copeland, Furness, Kendal and Lonsdale". The indexes are based on 36,676 wills. Indexes for surnames and for places are free of charge.<br>
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==== Printed and Published Indexes  ====
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The [http://www.uclan.ac.uk/ahss/education_social_sciences/history/probate_index.php University of Central Lancashire] has "An index of all surviving probate documents for the Western Deaneries of the Archdeaconry of Richmond, 1748-1858 has been prepared. The deaneries included are Amounderness, Copeland, Furness, Kendal and Lonsdale". The indexes are based on 36,676 wills. Indexes for surnames and for places are free of charge.  
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A few abstracts of documents relating to Richmond probates are found in miscellaneous collections. Filmed {{FHL|344961|title-id|disp=probates}} and {{FHL|344961|title-id|disp=calendars}} stop in 1720. The {{FHL|344961|title-id|disp=act books}} are a substitute index, 1720-1857. The Family History Library has {{FHL|344961|title-id|disp=indexes and act books}}, 1541-1857 on film.
  
==== Printed and Manuscript Indexes ====
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== Records ==
  
The Family History Library has some printed indexes. These can be found in the catalog by using the Place Search for Cumberland and the topic Probate records - Indexes. Manuscript indexes for this court are cataloged with the probate records.
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==== Archive Location  ====
  
== Search Probate Documents  ==
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These documents are held at: Lancashire Record Office [http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/a2a/results.aspx?tab=2&Page=1&ContainAllWords=archdeaconry+of+Richmond&Repository= Lancashire Record Office]
  
The Family History Library has probates in its collection. Film can be found in the catalog by using the Place Search for Cumberland and the topic Probate records.
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==== Archive Records  ====
  
== Tips  ==
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Add information about the manuscript, printed and digital records in this location.
  
There is a difference between an index and a calendar. The ''index'' is in strict alphabetical order. A ''calendar'' may be a list of last names starting which start certain letter of the alphabet. For instance, all the names starting with the letter A are grouped together.
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==== Family History Library Records  ====
  
== Documents related to probates  ==
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The Family History Library has {{FHL|344961|title-id|disp=wills, 1466-1860}}. They can be viewed in the library or&nbsp;in a [[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers|family history center.]]
  
Several types of documents are part of probate. Only a few are mentioned here. Learn more about these records by clicking here.
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== Jurisdiction  ==
  
*Act Book
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This court is part of the western deaneries. Four other courts are included in the western deaneries: Amounderness, Furness, Kendal and Lonsdale. These courts cover parts of Lancashire. {{FHL|344961|title-id|disp=Probate records}}of each deanery, including Copeland, are on film in the Family History Library.<br>
*Administration (also known as Admon)
 
*Codicil <br>
 
  
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Revision as of 16:13, 7 May 2013

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A general explanation of probate records in England, is given in the article England Probate Records.

Description

Probate is the legal court process by which the estate of a deceased person is distributed to his or her heirs. The term probate refers to a collection of documents, including wills, administrations (also called admons), inventories, and codicils. The Church of England ecclesiastical courts had authority for this process until to 1858.

Indexes

Online Indexes

Printed and Published Indexes

The University of Central Lancashire has "An index of all surviving probate documents for the Western Deaneries of the Archdeaconry of Richmond, 1748-1858 has been prepared. The deaneries included are Amounderness, Copeland, Furness, Kendal and Lonsdale". The indexes are based on 36,676 wills. Indexes for surnames and for places are free of charge.

A few abstracts of documents relating to Richmond probates are found in miscellaneous collections. Filmed probates and calendars stop in 1720. The act books are a substitute index, 1720-1857. The Family History Library has indexes and act books, 1541-1857 on film.

Records

Archive Location

These documents are held at: Lancashire Record Office Lancashire Record Office

Archive Records

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

Family History Library Records

The Family History Library has wills, 1466-1860. They can be viewed in the library or in a family history center.

Jurisdiction

This court is part of the western deaneries. Four other courts are included in the western deaneries: Amounderness, Furness, Kendal and Lonsdale. These courts cover parts of Lancashire. Probate recordsof each deanery, including Copeland, are on film in the Family History Library.