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For a general explanation about probate records in England, click [[England Probate Records|here]].  
 
For a general explanation about probate records in England, click [[England Probate Records|here]].  
  
== Step by Step ==
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== Description ==
  
1. First search each index (see below) to help you more quickly find the will, writing down each detail cited in the indexed entry.<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 [[C genealogical glossary terms|codicils]]. The Church of England ecclesiastical courts had authority for this process until to 1858. This article explains about probates for Cumberland and explains how to get started to search for a will.  
  
2. Proceed to the "Probate Records Held in This Archive" (below) to determine what original probate records exist for this court. Also see "Probate Records of This Court in The Family History Library".<br>
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== Getting Started  ==
  
3. Contact or visit the Carlisle 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.<br>
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Follow these steps to look for a probate record before 1858:
  
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] near you.<br>
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&nbsp; 1. Discover when and where your ancestor died. If you don’t know, use the approximate date and place where they lived.<br>&nbsp; 2. Go to the Court Jurisdictions section below.<br>&nbsp; 3. Click a letter or span of letters for your place. This opens a table showing places and the courts that had jurisdiction over them.<br>&nbsp; 4. Follow the steps at the top of the table of jurisdictions to search for a will.<br>
 
 
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== Indexes  ==
 
== Indexes  ==
  
Comprehensive indexes are available through the [http://www.cumbria.gov.uk/archives/ Cumbria Archive Services ]in 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>
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Comprehensive indexes are available through the [http://www.cumbria.gov.uk/archives/ Cumbria Archive Services ]in 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>  
  
The Family History Library has indexes, 1563-1858, on [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno=328700&disp=Probate+records++ film]. Some indexes are on films containing wills, administrations and inventories. <br>
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The Family History Library has indexes, 1563-1858, on [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno=328700&disp=Probate+records++ film]. Some indexes are on films containing wills, administrations and inventories. <br>  
  
 
== Records  ==
 
== Records  ==
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==== Family History Library Records  ====
 
==== Family History Library Records  ====
  
The Family History Library has [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno=328700&disp=Probate+records++ film copies] of these records. Films can be viewed in the library or in a [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/FHC/frameset_fhc.asp family history center]. &nbsp; <br>
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The Family History Library has [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno=328700&disp=Probate+records++ film copies] of these records. Films can be viewed in the library or in a [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/FHC/frameset_fhc.asp family history center]. &nbsp; <br>  
  
== Jurisdiction<br> ==
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== Jurisdiction<br> ==
  
This court covered the northern part of Westmorland and all of Cumberland expect 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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This court covered the northern part of Westmorland and all of Cumberland expect the Deanery of Copeland in the southwest of the county (see the [[Court of the Archdeaconry of Richmond Western Deaneries - Copeland]]).<br>  
  
 
[[Category:Cumberland]] [[Category:Westmorland]]
 
[[Category:Cumberland]] [[Category:Westmorland]]

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England Gotoarrow.png Cumberland Probate Records or Westmorland Probate Records

For a general explanation about probate records in England, click here.

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 codicils. The Church of England ecclesiastical courts had authority for this process until to 1858. This article explains about probates for Cumberland and explains how to get started to search for a will.

Getting Started

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 a table showing places and the courts that had jurisdiction over them.
  4. Follow the steps at the top of the table of jurisdictions to search for a will.

Indexes

Comprehensive indexes are available through the Cumbria Archive Services in 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

  • 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 expect the Deanery of Copeland in the southwest of the county (see the Court of the Archdeaconry of Richmond Western Deaneries - Copeland).