Court of the Bishop of Durham (Episcopal Consistory)
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This court had jurisdiction over the entire county.
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.
The Family History Library has film copies of the 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 
Personal names in wills proved at Durham 1787-1803 
Title is Durham Wills 
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 Northumberlabd 1576-1735,