Court of the Bishop (Consistory) of the Dean of Wells
The court was part of the Diocese of Bath and Wells. The court had jurisdiction over the parishes of:
|Binegar||out-parish of St. Cuthbert in Wells||Nether Stowey|
The records of the Consistory Court of the Dean of Wells, which were all 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.
The surviving original records are deposited at:
- Probate and administration act books, 1662-1771, 1812-1846
The Family History Library has very few original probate records for Somerset on microfilm and none for this court.
See the information found in the article on the Court of the Bishop of Bath & Wells (Episcopal Consistory).
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."