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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]].  
  
== Getting Started: 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 [[A genealogical glossary terms|act books]]. The Church of England ecclesiastical courts had authority for this process until to 1858.<br>
  
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".&lt;br&gt;
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== Indexes  ==
 
 
3. Contact or visit the&amp;nbsp;Durham County Record Office or,&amp;nbsp;hire a professional record searcher to view these records on your behalf. Officials may send upon request a list of record searchers.&lt;br&gt;
 
  
4. Visit The Family History Library, or, one of its 4,500 satellite family history centers worldwide and search indexes to probate records;&amp;nbsp;then with the information obtained from the index[es] you can search more quickly the&amp;nbsp;original wills and admons also&amp;nbsp;on microfilm via any&amp;nbsp;[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/FHC/frameset_fhc.asp centers]&amp;nbsp;near you.&lt;br&gt;
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==== Online Indexes  ====
  
== Indexes  ==
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==== Printed and Published Indexes  ====
  
Researching British Probates, 1354-1858: A Guide to the Microfilm Collection of The Family History Library [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=601861&disp=Researching+British+probates%2C+1354%2D1%20%20&columns=*,0,0]
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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=}}
  
 
The Family History Library has film copies of the following.<br>
 
The Family History Library has film copies of the following.<br>
  
*[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].  
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*{{FHL|299120|title-id|disp=Indexes, 1540-1858}}.  
*Index of wills, etc., in the Probate registery, Durham, and from other sources, 1540-1599 [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno=250983&disp=Index+of+wills%2C+etc.%2C+in+the+Proba++]
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*Index of wills, etc., in the Probate registery, Durham, and from other sources, {{FHL|250983|title-id|disp=1540-1599}}
*Index to Durham wills in the probate registry 1540-1812 [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=197798&disp=Index+to+Durham+wills+in+the+probate+reg%20%20&columns=*,0,0]
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*Index to Durham wills in the probate registry {{FHL|197798|title-id|disp=1540-1812}}
*Index and complete transcriptions of wills and Inventories pre-1649 [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=246496&disp=Wills+and+inventories+illustrative+of+th%20%20&columns=*,0,0]
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*Index and complete transcriptions of wills and Inventories {{FHL|246496|title-id|disp=pre-1649}}
*Personal names in wills proved at Durham 1787-1803 [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=1177982&disp=Personal+names+in+wills+proved+at+Durham%20%20&columns=*,0,0]
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*Personal names in wills proved at Durham {{FHL|1177982|title-id|disp=1787-1803}}
*Durham Wills [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=213379&disp=Durham+wills%20%20&columns=*,0,0]
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*Durham Wills {{FHL|213379|title-id|disp=}}
*Index to Durham wills from 1540 to about 1800 [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=270602&disp=Index+to+Durham+wills%2C+from+1540+to+ab%20%20&columns=*,0,0]
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*Index to Durham wills {{FHL|270602|title-id|disp=from 1540 to about 1800}}
*Index or extracts from the act books of th Consistory Court of wills and administrations of Durham and Northumberlabd 1576-1735, [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=197809&disp=Index+or+extracts+from+the+act+books+in+%20%20&columns=*,0,0]
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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  ==
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E-mail: record.​office@​durham.​gov.​uk<br>Telephone: 0191 ​383 ​3253  
 
E-mail: record.​office@​durham.​gov.​uk<br>Telephone: 0191 ​383 ​3253  
  
==== Archive Records<br> ====
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==== Archive Records ====
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Add information about the manuscript, printed and digital records in this location.
  
==== Family History Library Records<br> ====
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==== Family History Library Records<br> ====
  
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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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.
  
 
== Jurisdiction  ==
 
== Jurisdiction  ==

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.