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== Step By Step  ==
 
== 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.<br>2. Proceed to the "Probate Records Held in This Archive" (below) to determine what original probate records exist for this court. Also see "Probate Records of This Court in The Family History Library".<br>3. Contact or visit the Somersetshire 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. 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>
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1. First [https://www.familysearch.org/ 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 "Records" (below) to determine what probate records exist for this court. Also see "Probate Records of This Court in The Family History Library".<br>3. Contact or visit the Somersetshire 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. Visit The [[Family History Library|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;[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers|centers]]&nbsp;near you.
  
 
== Indexes  ==
 
== Indexes  ==
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Here is an [http://www1.somerset.gov.uk/archives/Catalogs.htm online index of Somersetshire wills 1796-1857] &nbsp;  
 
Here is an [http://www1.somerset.gov.uk/archives/Catalogs.htm online index of Somersetshire wills 1796-1857] &nbsp;  
  
==== Indexes at the Family History Library ====
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==== Printed and Published Indexes  ====
  
 
Here is a list of published indexes available&nbsp;at the Family History Library.  
 
Here is a list of published indexes available&nbsp;at the Family History Library.  
  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=236535&disp=Calendar+of+wills+and+administrations+in%20%20&columns=*,0,0 Calendar of wills and administrations in the court of the Archdeaconry of Taunton, parts I and II, wills only, 1537-1799];  
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*{{FHL|236535|title-id|disp=Calendar of wills and administrations in the court of the Archdeaconry of Taunton, parts I and II, wills only, 1537-1799}};  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=473422&disp=Calendar+of+wills+and+administrations+in%20%20&columns=*,0,0 Administrations at Taunton 1596-1799 - Part III&nbsp;; and the Royal Peculiar of Ilminster - Part IV]
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*{{FHL|473422|title-id|disp=Administrations at Taunton 1596-1799 - Part III&nbsp;; and the Royal Peculiar of Ilminster - Part IV}}
  
 
Also try the following indexes at the Family History Library:  
 
Also try the following indexes at the Family History Library:  
  
[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno=701562&disp=Index+of+Somerset+Estate+Duty+Office+wil++ Estate Duty Wills 1805-1811]
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{{FHL|701562|title-id|disp=Estate Duty Wills 1805-1811}}
  
[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno=346690&disp=Somerset+Estate+duty+wills++ Estate Duty Wills Index 1812-1857]
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{{FHL|346690|title-id|disp=Estate Duty Wills Index 1812-1857}}
  
[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno=534228&disp=Death+duty+register+for+abstracts+of+adm++ Death Duty Registers of Abstracts of Administrations and Probates of Wills 1796-1811]
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{{FHL|534228|title-id|disp=Death Duty Registers of Abstracts of Administrations and Probates of Wills 1796-1811}}
  
 
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== The Records  ==
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== Records  ==
  
=== ''Important Note:''  ===
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==== ''Important Note:''  ====
  
 
The records of the Consistory Court of the Archdeaconry of Taunton, which were deposited at the Probate Registry at Exeter,&nbsp;were destroyed by enemy action during World War II.&nbsp; The following is information on&nbsp;the few records&nbsp;that survive.  
 
The records of the Consistory Court of the Archdeaconry of Taunton, which were deposited at the Probate Registry at Exeter,&nbsp;were destroyed by enemy action during World War II.&nbsp; The following is information on&nbsp;the few records&nbsp;that survive.  
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*Administrators' accounts 1637-1737&nbsp;
 
*Administrators' accounts 1637-1737&nbsp;
  
==== Probate Records of This Court in The Family History Library  ====
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==== Family History Library Records ====
  
The [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/FHL/frameset_library.asp Family History Library] has very few original probate records for Somerset on microfilm.&nbsp;&nbsp;The few that exist include:  
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The [[Family History Library|Family History Library ]]has very few original probate records for Somerset on microfilm.&nbsp;&nbsp;The few that exist include:  
  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=1212414&disp=Probate+records+for+manors+in+the+Archde%20%20&columns=*,0,0 Probate records for manors in the Archdeaconry of Taunton, 1485-1868]
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*{{FHL|1212414|title-id|disp=Probate records for manors in the Archdeaconry of Taunton, 1485-1868}}
  
See also the information found in the article on the [[Court of the Bishop of Bath & Wells (Episcopal Consistory)]]. <br>
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See also the information found in the article on the [[Court of the Bishop of Bath & Wells (Episcopal Consistory)]]. <br>  
  
[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno=701562&disp=Index+of+Somerset+Estate+Duty+Office+wil++ Estate Duty Wills 1805-1811]
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{{FHL|701562|title-id|disp=Estate Duty Wills 1805-1811}}
  
[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno=346690&disp=Somerset+Estate+duty+wills++ Estate Duty Wills Index 1812-1857]
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{{FHL|346690|title-id|disp=Estate Duty Wills Index 1812-1857}}
 
 
==== 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."  
 
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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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.  
  
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England Gotoarrow.png Somerset Gotoarrow.png Somerset Probate Records

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 "Records" (below) to determine what probate records exist for this court. Also see "Probate Records of This Court in The Family History Library".
3. Contact or visit the Somersetshire 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. 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

Online Index

Here is an online index of Somersetshire wills 1796-1857  

Printed and Published Indexes

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

Also try the following indexes at the Family History Library:

Estate Duty Wills 1805-1811

Estate Duty Wills Index 1812-1857

Death Duty Registers of Abstracts of Administrations and Probates of Wills 1796-1811


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.

Archive Location

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

Add information about the manuscript, printed and digital records in this location.

  • 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.  The few that exist include:

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

Estate Duty Wills 1805-1811

Estate Duty Wills Index 1812-1857

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.