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== Background ==
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Return to the [[Surrey Probate Records]] page.
  
This court (which was part of the diocese of Winchester) had pre-1858 jurisdiction over the vast majority of the county of Surrey with just a few exceptions.  The exceptions are listed in the [[Surrey_Probate_Jurisdictions,_Parishes_A|Surrey probate jurisdiction tables]].
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== Step By Step  ==
  
The Archdeaconry court could not grant probate administrations and these had to be taken to the Commissary Court of the Bishop of Surrey or the Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury.
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1. First search each index (see below) to help you more quickly find the will, writing down each detail cited in the indexed entry.<br>2. Proceed to the "Probate Records Held in&nbsp;This Archive" (below) to determine what original probate records exist for this court.<br>3. Contact or visit the Hampshire&nbsp;Record Office or,&nbsp;hire a professional record searcher to view these records on your behalf. Officials may send upon request a list of record searchers.<br>4. You can visit The Family History Library, or, one of its 4,500 satellite family history centers worldwide and search indexes to probate records;&nbsp;then with the information obtained from the index[es] you can search more quickly the&nbsp;original wills and admons also&nbsp;on microfilm via any&nbsp;[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/FHC/frameset_fhc.asp centers]&nbsp;near you.<br>
  
== Finding the Records ==
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== Indexes  ==
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==== On the Internet ====
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Online indexes are available at the following two websites:<br>
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*Wills have been created for&nbsp;the "names of all people appearing in the wills of testators residing in the County of Surrey, England (and nine other Counties)."&nbsp; It is known as [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~engsurry/ The Surrey Plus Wills Index].
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*British Origins has an [http://www.britishorigins.com/ index] of over 500,000 entries&nbsp;for the Surrey and London region from 1470 to 1856&nbsp;(a subscription&nbsp;website).
  
==== Original Records ====
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==== Printed Indexes ====
  
The original records of the Court of the Archdeaconry of Surrey for 1480-1858 are found at:
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Click [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=topicdetails&subject=507268&subject_disp=England%2C+Surrey+-+Probate+records+-+Indexes&columns=*,0,0 here] for a list of printed&nbsp;indexes&nbsp;found in&nbsp;the Family History Library Catalog.
  
[http://www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/Corporation/LGNL_Services/Leisure_and_culture/Records_and_archives/ The London Metropolitan Archives]<br>City of London, <br>Guildhall, <br>PO Box 270, <br>London EC2P 2EJ <br>UK <br>Tel: (0)20 7606 3030 <br>Email: pro@cityoflondon.gov.uk<br>
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The records include probate and administration act books, original wills and registered wills, as well as indexes.
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== The Records  ==
  
==== Copies of Records ====
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=== Archives Location ===
  
Probate records and indexes on microfilm, microfiche and in print are also available at some societies and libraries.&nbsp; Those available at&nbsp;the Family History Library in Salt Lake City include copies and abstracts of the [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=topicdetails&subject=330406&subject_disp=England%2C+Surrey+-+Probate+records&columns=*,0,0 records] for 1480-1821.&nbsp;
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The original records of the Court of the Archdeaconry of Surrey for 1480-1858 are found at:
  
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[http://www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/Corporation/LGNL_Services/Leisure_and_culture/Records_and_archives/ The London Metropolitan Archives]
  
== Indexes  ==
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40 Northampton Road
  
==== On the Internet  ====
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London EC1R 0HB
  
Online indexes are available at the following two websites:
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United Kingdom
  
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=== Probates Records of This Court Held in This Archive  ===
  
*Wills have been created for&nbsp;the "names of all people appearing in the wills of testators residing in the County of Surrey, England (and nine other Counties)."&nbsp; It is known as [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~engsurry/ The Surrey Plus Wills Index].
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The records include probate and administration act books, original wills and registered wills, as well as indexes.  
*British Origins has an [http://www.britishorigins.com/ index] of over 500,000 entries&nbsp;for the Surrey and London region from 1470 to 1856&nbsp;(a pay-per-view site).
 
  
==== Printed Indexes ====
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=== Probate Records of This Court in The Family History Library ===
  
Click [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=topicdetails&subject=507268&subject_disp=England%2C+Surrey+-+Probate+records+-+Indexes&columns=*,0,0 here] for a list of printed&nbsp;indexes&nbsp;found in&nbsp;the Family History Library Catalog.
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Probate records and indexes on microfilm, microfiche and in print are also available at some societies and libraries.&nbsp; Those available at&nbsp;the Family History Library in Salt Lake City include copies and abstracts of the [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=topicdetails&subject=330406&subject_disp=England%2C+Surrey+-+Probate+records&columns=*,0,0 records] for 1480-1821.&nbsp;  
  
 
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== Background  ==
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This court (which was part of the diocese of Winchester)&nbsp;had pre-1858 jurisdiction&nbsp;over the vast majority of the county of Surrey with just a few exceptions.&nbsp; The exceptions are listed in the [[Surrey Probate Jurisdictions, Parishes A|Surrey probate jurisdiction tables]].
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The Archdeaconry court could not grant probate administrations and these had to be taken to the Commissary Court of the Bishop of Surrey or the Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury.
  
[[Category:Probate records in Surrey]] [[Category:Surrey]]
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[[Category:Probate_records_in_Surrey]] [[Category:Surrey]]

Revision as of 14:54, 1 December 2009

Return to the Surrey Probate Records page.

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.
3. Contact or visit the Hampshire 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. You can 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.

Indexes

On the Internet

Online indexes are available at the following two websites:

  • Wills have been created for the "names of all people appearing in the wills of testators residing in the County of Surrey, England (and nine other Counties)."  It is known as The Surrey Plus Wills Index.
  • British Origins has an index of over 500,000 entries for the Surrey and London region from 1470 to 1856 (a subscription website).

Printed Indexes

Click here for a list of printed indexes found in the Family History Library Catalog.


The Records

Archives Location

The original records of the Court of the Archdeaconry of Surrey for 1480-1858 are found at:

The London Metropolitan Archives

40 Northampton Road

London EC1R 0HB

United Kingdom

Probates Records of This Court Held in This Archive

The records include probate and administration act books, original wills and registered wills, as well as indexes.

Probate Records of This Court in The Family History Library

Probate records and indexes on microfilm, microfiche and in print are also available at some societies and libraries.  Those available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City include copies and abstracts of the records for 1480-1821. 


Background

This court (which was part of the diocese of Winchester) had pre-1858 jurisdiction over the vast majority of the county of Surrey with just a few exceptions.  The exceptions are listed in the Surrey probate jurisdiction tables.

The Archdeaconry court could not grant probate administrations and these had to be taken to the Commissary Court of the Bishop of Surrey or the Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury.