Court of the Bishop (Episcopal Consistory) of Norwich

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England Gotoarrow.png Norfolk Probate RecordsGotoarrow.png Suffolk Probate Records

Step by Step

Follow these steps to look for a probate record before 1858:
1. Discover when and where your ancestor died. If you don’t know, use the approximate date and place where they lived.
2. Go to the Court Jurisdictions section below.
3. Click a letter or span of letters for your place. This opens an article showing a table of places and the courts that had jurisdiction over them.
4. Follow the steps at the top of the table to search for a will.


Online Indexes

Printed and Published Indexes

The Family History Library has the following indexes and calendars. Other indexes are included on the films for the above mentioned records.


Archive Location

Norfolk Record Office

The Archive Centre

Martineau Lane

Norwich NR1 2DQ

Telephone: 01603 222599

Fax: 01603 761885


Archive Records

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

Family History Library Records

The Family History Library has the following records on film. Films can be view in the library or in a family history center.


This court covers parts of the counties of Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridge.