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== Records  ==
 
== Records  ==
  
The Family History Library has [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=344961&disp=Probate+records%20%20&columns=*,0,0 wills, 1466-1860]. They can be viewed in the library or in a [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/FHC/frameset_fhc.asp family history center].  
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These documents are held at: Lancashire Record Office
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[http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/a2a/results.aspx?tab=2&Page=1&ContainAllWords=archdeaconry+of+Richmond&Repository=Lancashire+Record+Office]
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The Family History Library has [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=344961&disp=Probate+records%20%20&columns=*,0,0 wills, 1466-1860]. They can be viewed in the library or in a [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/FHC/frameset_fhc.asp family history center].
  
 
== Jurisdiction  ==
 
== Jurisdiction  ==

Revision as of 17:55, 24 November 2009

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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 [1]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

These documents are held at: Lancashire Record Office

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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. Maps and gazetteers of each deanery, including Copeland, are on film in the Family History Library.