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See also the information found in the article on the [[Court of the Bishop of Bath & Wells (Episcopal Consistory)]]. <br>
 
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The [http://www.sog.org.uk/index.shtml Society of Genealogists] in London has copies of published abstracts of wills and other probate documents for Somerset.&nbsp; To see a list of titles, search their [http://62.32.98.6/S10312UKStaff/OPAC/index.asp library catalogue] for the Subject of "Somerset - General:Wills."
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== Jurisdiction  ==
 
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The Archdeaconry was part of the Diocese of Bath and Wells.&nbsp; The Archdeaconry&nbsp;had probate jurisdiction over&nbsp;all of western Somerset, basically from the River Parrett west, with the exception of some parishes under the jurisdiction of peculiar courts.  
 
The Archdeaconry was part of the Diocese of Bath and Wells.&nbsp; The Archdeaconry&nbsp;had probate jurisdiction over&nbsp;all of western Somerset, basically from the River Parrett west, with the exception of some parishes under the jurisdiction of peculiar courts.  
 
==== Other  ====
 
 
The [http://www.sog.org.uk/index.shtml Society of Genealogists] in London has copies of published abstracts of wills and other probate documents for Somerset.&nbsp; To see a list of titles, search their [http://62.32.98.6/S10312UKStaff/OPAC/index.asp library catalogue] for the Subject of "Somerset - General:Wills."
 
  
 
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Getting Started

Indexes

Here is a list of published indexes available at the Family History Library.


Records

Important Note:

The records of the Consistory Court of the Archdeaconry of Taunton, which were deposited at the Probate Registry at Exeter, were destroyed by enemy action during World War II.  The following is information on the few records that survive. They survive because they were not deposited at the Exeter Registry.

Archive Locations

The surviving original records are deposited at:

Somerset Record Office
Obridge Road
Taunton TA2 7PU
England
Tel: (0)1823 278805
Email: archives@somerset.gov.uk

Archive Records

These include:

  • Wills 1610-1765
  • Inventories 1610-1754 (few before 1634) 
  • Administrators' accounts 1637-1737 

Family History Library Records

The Family History Library has very few original probate records for Somerset on microfilm.  These include:

See also the information found in the article on the Court of the Bishop of Bath & Wells (Episcopal Consistory).

Other

The Society of Genealogists in London has copies of published abstracts of wills and other probate documents for Somerset.  To see a list of titles, search their library catalogue for the Subject of "Somerset - General:Wills."


Jurisdiction

The Archdeaconry was part of the Diocese of Bath and Wells.  The Archdeaconry had probate jurisdiction over all of western Somerset, basically from the River Parrett west, with the exception of some parishes under the jurisdiction of peculiar courts.