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[[England]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Durham]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Durham Probate Records]] or [[Cumberland Probate Records]]  
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[[England]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Durham]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Durham Probate Records]],[[Cumberland Probate Records|Cumberland Probate Records]]  
  
== Jurisdiction ==
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For a general explanation about probate records in England, click [[England Probate Records|here]].
  
This court had jurisdiction over the entire county.  
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== Description  ==
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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 to 1858.<br>
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== Indexes  ==
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==== Online Indexes  ====
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==== Printed and Published Indexes  ====
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Researching British Probates, 1354-1858: A Guide to the Microfilm Collection of The Family History Library {{FHL|601861|title-id|disp=}}
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The Family History Library has film copies of the following.<br>
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*{{FHL|299120|title-id|disp=Indexes, 1540-1858}}.
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*Index of wills, etc., in the Probate registery, Durham, and from other sources, {{FHL|250983|title-id|disp=1540-1599}}
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*Index to Durham wills in the probate registry  {{FHL|197798|title-id|disp=1540-1812}}
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*Index and complete transcriptions of wills and Inventories  {{FHL|246496|title-id|disp=pre-1649}}
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*Personal names in wills proved at Durham {{FHL|1177982|title-id|disp=1787-1803}}
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*Durham Wills {{FHL|213379|title-id|disp=}}
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*Index to Durham wills {{FHL|270602|title-id|disp=from 1540 to about 1800}}
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*Index or extracts from the act books of th Consistory Court of wills and administrations of Durham and Northumberland {{FHL|197809|title-id|disp=1576-1735}}
  
 
== Records  ==
 
== Records  ==
  
The Family History Library has film copies of [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno=299120&disp=Wills+and+administrations%2C+1526-1858++ original wills, inventories and administrations, 1540-1858]. They can be viewed in the library or in one of the [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/FHC/frameset_fhc.asp family history centers] worldwide.
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==== Archive Location<br> ====
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Durham County Record Office<br>County Hall<br>Durham<br>County Durham DH1 5UL<br>England<br>
  
== Indexes ==
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E-mail: record.​office@​durham.​gov.​uk<br>Telephone: 0191 ​383 ​3253
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==== Archive Records  ====
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Add information about the manuscript, printed and digital records in this location.
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==== Family History Library Records<br>  ====
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The Family History Library has film copies of {{FHL|299120|title-id|disp=original wills, inventories and administrations, 1540-1858}}. They can be viewed in the library or in one of the [[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers|family history centers]] worldwide.
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== Jurisdiction ==
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This court had jurisdiction over the entire county.
  
The Family History Library has film copies of the [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno=299120&disp=Wills+and+administrations%2C+1526-1858++ indexes, 1540-1858].<br><br> Category: [[England]]
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[[Category:Durham]] [[Category:Cumberland]]

Revision as of 19:08, 8 December 2011

England Gotoarrow.png  Durham Gotoarrow.png  Durham Probate Records,Cumberland 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 act books. The Church of England ecclesiastical courts had authority for this process until to 1858.

Indexes

Online Indexes

Printed and Published Indexes

Researching British Probates, 1354-1858: A Guide to the Microfilm Collection of The Family History Library [1]

The Family History Library has film copies of the following.

  • Indexes, 1540-1858.
  • Index of wills, etc., in the Probate registery, Durham, and from other sources, 1540-1599
  • Index to Durham wills in the probate registry 1540-1812
  • Index and complete transcriptions of wills and Inventories pre-1649
  • Personal names in wills proved at Durham 1787-1803
  • Durham Wills [2]
  • Index to Durham wills from 1540 to about 1800
  • Index or extracts from the act books of th Consistory Court of wills and administrations of Durham and Northumberland 1576-1735

Records

Archive Location

Durham County Record Office
County Hall
Durham
County Durham DH1 5UL
England

E-mail: record.​office@​durham.​gov.​uk
Telephone: 0191 ​383 ​3253

Archive Records

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

Family History Library Records

The Family History Library has film copies of original wills, inventories and administrations, 1540-1858. They can be viewed in the library or in one of the family history centers worldwide.

Jurisdiction

This court had jurisdiction over the entire county.