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[[England]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Cumberland Probate Records]] or [[Westmorland Probate Records]]  
  
For a general explanation about probate records in England, click [[England Probate Records|here]].<br>
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A general explanation of probate records in England, is given in the article [[England Probate Records]].
  
== Find the Records ==
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== Description ==
  
Cumberland has four&nbsp;record offices:&nbsp;Barrow,&nbsp;Kendall,&nbsp;Carlisle,&nbsp;and&nbsp;Whitehaven. Links to the offices are found on the [http://www.cumbria.gov.uk/archives/recordoffices/default.asp Cumbria Archive Service] site.<br>
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''Probate'' is the legal court process by which the estate of a deceased person is distributed to his or her heirs. The term ''probate'' refers to a collection of documents, including [[W genealogical glossary terms|wills]], [[A genealogical glossary terms|administrations]] (also called admons), [[I genealogical glossary terms|inventories]], and [[A genealogical glossary terms|act books]]. The Church of England ecclesiastical courts had authority for this process until&nbsp;1858.<br>
  
=== Search Indexes First ===
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== Step By Step ==
  
Indexes will help you easily find the probate record. An index could be a strict alphabetical list, a list of all last names starting with a letter of the alphabet, a group of names for a specific number of years. References to the probate indexes in the Family History Library collection can be found by clicking [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=topicdetails&subject=506247&subject_disp=England%2C+Cumberland+-+Probate+records+-+Indexes&columns=*,0,0 here].<br>
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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 Record Office or, hire a professional record searcher to view these records on your behalf.&nbsp;<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; then with the information obtained from the index[es] you can search more quickly the original wills and admons also on microfilm via any [[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers|centers near]] you.<br>
  
=== Tips ===
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== Indexes ==
  
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==== Online Indexes  ====
  
Records and indexes for this court are on microfilm, microfiche or in print are also available at some societies and libraries, including through the Family History Library. The library's catalog contains links to Links to the list of probate records catalog for probates records to a [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=topicdetails&subject=453504&subject_disp=England%2C+Cumberland+%2D+Probate+records&columns=*,0,0 list] probates is in the&nbsp;library's catalog. Reference to a list of the indexes are also in the catalog.
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*[http://www.origins.net/help/aboutNWI-procoll.aspx Index to the Wills Proved in the Consistory Court of Carlisle 1661-1750]. Part of the National Wills Index.
  
== History<br> ==
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==== Printed and Published Indexes  ====
  
To read about the history of this court, click here. '''**Contributor: this link should go to a separate page that gives a brief history of the Cumberland courts.**'''<br>
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Comprehensive indexes are available through the [http://www.cumbria.gov.uk/archives/ Cumbria Archive Services&nbsp;]which includes&nbsp;the Carlisle and the Kendal offices.&nbsp; The indexes cover from 1617 to 1941, listing the year of probate and the residence of the deceased. This is extraordinarily helpful in distinguishing between many individuals of the same name.<br>
  
== Searching for probates in this court  ==
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The Family History Library has indexes, 1563-1858, on {{FHL|328700|title-id|disp=film}}. Some indexes are on films containing wills, administrations and inventories. <br>
  
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== Records  ==
  
== Explanation of act books, wills, inventories, etc.<br> ==
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==== Archive Location  ====
  
== Indexes  ==
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The original records are deposited at the [http://www.cumbria.gov.uk/archives/recordoffices/carec.asp Carlisle Record Office] (part of the [http://www.cumbria.gov.uk/archives/default.asp Cumbria Archive Service]). The Cumbria Archives Service provides a [http://www.cumbria.gov.uk/archives/research/default.asp research service] for a fee.
  
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==== Archive Records  ====
  
=== Online indexes  ===
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Add information about the manuscript, printed and digital records in this location.
  
list and explanation with links
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*Original wills, administrations, and inventories,&nbsp;1558-1644, 1661-1858
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*Register copy wills, 1727-1858
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*Act books, 1661-1858
  
=== Microfilmed or Printed ===
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==== Family History Library Records ====
  
Identify which, link to FHLC?&nbsp;
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The [[Family History Library|Family History Library]] has {{FHL|328700|title-id|disp=film copies}} of these records. Films can be viewed in the library or in a [[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers|family history center]]. &nbsp; <br>
  
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== Jurisdiction<br> ==
  
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This court covered the northern part of Westmorland and all of Cumberland except the Deanery of Copeland in the southwest of the county (see the [[Court of the Archdeaconry of Richmond Western Deaneries - Copeland]]).<br>
  
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[[Category:Cumberland]] [[Category:Westmorland]]

Revision as of 16:13, 7 May 2013

England Gotoarrow.png Cumberland Probate Records or Westmorland Probate Records

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

Description

Probate is the legal court process by which the estate of a deceased person is distributed to his or her heirs. The term probate refers to a collection of documents, including wills, administrations (also called admons), inventories, and act books. The Church of England ecclesiastical courts had authority for this process until 1858.

Step By Step

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.
2. Proceed to "Records" (below) to determine what probate records exist for this court.
3. Contact or visit the Record Office or, hire a professional record searcher to view these records on your behalf. 
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 Indexes

Printed and Published Indexes

Comprehensive indexes are available through the Cumbria Archive Services which includes the Carlisle and the Kendal offices.  The indexes cover from 1617 to 1941, listing the year of probate and the residence of the deceased. This is extraordinarily helpful in distinguishing between many individuals of the same name.

The Family History Library has indexes, 1563-1858, on film. Some indexes are on films containing wills, administrations and inventories.

Records

Archive Location

The original records are deposited at the Carlisle Record Office (part of the Cumbria Archive Service). The Cumbria Archives Service provides a research service for a fee.

Archive Records

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

  • Original wills, administrations, and inventories, 1558-1644, 1661-1858
  • Register copy wills, 1727-1858
  • Act books, 1661-1858

Family History Library Records

The Family History Library has film copies of these records. Films can be viewed in the library or in a family history center.  

Jurisdiction

This court covered the northern part of Westmorland and all of Cumberland except the Deanery of Copeland in the southwest of the county (see the Court of the Archdeaconry of Richmond Western Deaneries - Copeland).