Court of the Bishop (Consistory) of the Archdeaconry of Barnstable

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England Gotoarrow.png Devon Gotoarrow.png Devonshire Probate Records

The following article is about probate records in the county of Devon. For an explanation of probate records in England, click here.


A few individuals compiled collections and indexes before the records were destroyed. References to them are in Devonshire Probate Records.


Virtually all records were destroyed in 1942. Copies of some may have been deposited in the Estate Duty Registers.

Archive Locations

Archive Records


This court has jurisdiction over most of the northern part of Devonshire. All of these records that were deposited in the Probate Registry at Exeter were destroyed in 1942.