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

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England Gotoarrow.png  Cornwall Probate Records or Devonshire Probate Records

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This court was inhibited by the Court of the Bishop's Registrar of Exeter. The original records of the Court of the Archdeacon of Cornwall are in the County Record Office.

The court had jurisdiction over the Devonshire parishes of North Petherwin, St. Giles on the Heath, and Werrington.


The Family History Library has copies of the following records on film. Films can be viewed in a family history center.

Wills and probate records, 1578-1700

Cornish probate records at Cornwall Record Office, 1800-1857

Miscellaneous probate records, 1570-1799

Transcript of Cornish wills, from the probate registry of Truro  compiled by Olive Moger


Calendar of wills, administrations and accounts relating to the counties of Cornwall and Devon in the Connotorial Archdeaconal Court of Cornwall edited by R. M. Glencross

Index to Cornish probate records, 1600-1649.

Calendars of wills and administrations relating to the counties of Devon and Cornwall : 1532-1800

Calendar of wills and administrations relating to the counties of Devon and Cornwall proved in the consistory court ..., 1532-1800, edited by Edward Alexander Fry

Probate will indexes, 1569-1664