Court of the Archdeaconry of Surrey

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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.

Finding the Records

Original Records

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

The London Metropolitan Archives
City of London,
PO Box 270,
London EC2P 2EJ
Tel: (0)20 7606 3030

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

Copies of Records