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''[[England]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Somerset]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Somerset Probate Records]]''  
 
''[[England]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Somerset]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Somerset Probate Records]]''  
  
== Getting Started ==
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== Getting Started ==
  
== Indexes ==
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== Indexes  ==
 
 
== Jurisdiction ==
 
 
 
The Diocese of Bath and Wells included the two archdeaconries of Bath and of Wells and several peculiars.  The episcopal consistory court had probate jurisdiction over the eastern half of the county of Somerset, basically everything east of the River Parrot.
 
  
 
== Records  ==
 
== Records  ==
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The records of the Court of the Bishop of Bath and Wells, all of 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.  
 
The records of the Court of the Bishop of Bath and Wells, all of 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 Locations  ====
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==== Archive Locations  ====
  
 
The surviving original records are deposited at:  
 
The surviving original records are deposited at:  
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[http://www.somerset.gov.uk/archives/ Somerset Record Office]'''<br>'''Obridge Road<br>Taunton TA2 7PU<br>England<br>Tel: (0)1823 278805<br>Email: [mailto:archives@somerset.gov.uk archives@somerset.gov.uk]  
 
[http://www.somerset.gov.uk/archives/ Somerset Record Office]'''<br>'''Obridge Road<br>Taunton TA2 7PU<br>England<br>Tel: (0)1823 278805<br>Email: [mailto:archives@somerset.gov.uk archives@somerset.gov.uk]  
  
==== Archive Records ====
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==== Archive Records ====
  
 
*Register copy wills, loose leaves from between the years&nbsp;1558-1626&nbsp;(about 105 wills total)  
 
*Register copy wills, loose leaves from between the years&nbsp;1558-1626&nbsp;(about 105 wills total)  
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*Other miscellaneous records
 
*Other miscellaneous records
  
==== Family History Library Records ====
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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; Most of the what the library has is various&nbsp;volumes of published abstracts.&nbsp; These include:  
 
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; Most of the what the library has is various&nbsp;volumes of published abstracts.&nbsp; These include:  
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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."  
 
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 Diocese of Bath and Wells included the two archdeaconries of Bath and of Wells and several peculiars.&nbsp; The episcopal consistory&nbsp;court had probate jurisdiction&nbsp;over the eastern half of the county of Somerset,&nbsp;basically everything east of&nbsp;the River Parrot.

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Getting Started

Indexes

Records

Important Note:

The records of the Court of the Bishop of Bath and Wells, all of 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 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

  • Register copy wills, loose leaves from between the years 1558-1626 (about 105 wills total)
  • Original wills, 1575-1640  
  • Inventories, 1575-1640 (and a few to 1682)
  • Administration bonds, 1570-1680 
  • Act books 1817-1823, 1827-1835, 1837, 1842-1850
  • Other miscellaneous records

Family History Library Records

The Family History Library has very few original probate records for Somerset on microfilm.  Most of the what the library has is various volumes of published abstracts.  These include:


Others

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 Diocese of Bath and Wells included the two archdeaconries of Bath and of Wells and several peculiars.  The episcopal consistory court had probate jurisdiction over the eastern half of the county of Somerset, basically everything east of the River Parrot.