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''[[England]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Devon]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Devonshire Probate Records]]''  
 
''[[England]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Devon]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Devonshire Probate Records]]''  
  
For general information about probate records in England, click [[England Probate Records|here]]  
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A general explanation of probate records in England, is given in the article [[England Probate Records]].
  
== Step By Step   ==
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Virtually all records for this court were destroyed by enemy action in 1942 when the probate registry at Exeter was bombed. 
 
 
1. First search each index (see below) to help you more quickly find the will or administration (admon), writing down each detail cited in the indexed entry.<br>2. Proceed to "Records" (below) to determine what probate records exist for this court.<br>3. Contact or visit the Cornwall County 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 [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/FHC/frameset_fhc.asp centers]&nbsp;near you.
 
  
 
== Indexes  ==
 
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== Records  ==
 
== Records  ==
  
Virtually all records for this court were destroyed in 1942, but don't give up until you have searched&nbsp;the [[Devon Probate Records|manuscript&nbsp;collections]] and all other possible courts.&nbsp; These include:  
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Though virtually all records for this court were destroyed in 1942, don't give up until you have searched&nbsp;the [[Devon Probate Records|manuscript&nbsp;collections]] and all other possible courts.&nbsp; These include:  
  
 
*[[Court of the Bishop of Exeter|Court of the Bishop of Exeter (Episcopal Consistory)]]  
 
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Copies of some post-1796 probates may have been deposited in the [[Estate Duty Registers]]. <br>
 
Copies of some post-1796 probates may have been deposited in the [[Estate Duty Registers]]. <br>
  
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Add information about the manuscript, printed and digital records in this location.
 
 
 
==== Family History Library Records ====
 
  
 
== Jurisdiction  ==
 
== Jurisdiction  ==

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A general explanation of probate records in England, is given in the article England Probate Records.

Virtually all records for this court were destroyed by enemy action in 1942 when the probate registry at Exeter was bombed. 

Indexes

Though the published "Calendars of wills and administrations relating to the counties of Devon and Cornwall: proved in the Court of the principal registry of the Bishop of Exeter, 1559-1799...," edited by Edward Alexander Fry, purports to index records of this court, it does not actually appear to do so.  There are no known indexes for this court and the records themselves have been destroyed.

Records

Though virtually all records for this court were destroyed in 1942, don't give up until you have searched the manuscript collections and all other possible courts.  These include:

Copies of some post-1796 probates may have been deposited in the Estate Duty Registers.

Jurisdiction

This court covered many parishes in the south-west part of the county near Cornwall.