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''[[England]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Herefordshire]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Herefordshire Probate Records]], [[Worcestershire Probate Records]]'' ,[[Gloucestershire Probate Records]]  
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''[[England]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Herefordshire]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Herefordshire Probate Records]]<br>[[England]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Worcestershire]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Worcestershire Probate Records]]<br>[[England]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Gloucestershire]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Gloucestershire Probate Records]]''
  
 
== Step By Step  ==
 
== Step By Step  ==
  
1.&nbsp;If you have not yet found an index reference for&nbsp;the&nbsp;probate record&nbsp;of your ancestor, start by&nbsp;searching each index&nbsp;listed below.&nbsp; If you find a reference, write down each detail cited in the index entry.<br>2. Proceed to "Records" (below) to determine what probate records exist for this court.<br>3. Contact or visit the Herefordshire Record Office, or&nbsp;hire a professional record searcher to view these records on your behalf. Officials may be able to send a list of record searchers upon request. OR...<br>4. Visit The Family History Library in Salt Lake City, or one of its 4,500 satellite [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/FHC/frameset_fhc.asp family history centers] worldwide, and search indexes to the probate records.&nbsp; With the information obtained from&nbsp;an index, you can&nbsp;more quickly find the&nbsp;original&nbsp;records&nbsp;on microfilm and view or order the film.
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1.&nbsp;If you have not yet found an index reference for&nbsp;the&nbsp;probate record&nbsp;of your ancestor, [https://www.familysearch.org/ search]&nbsp;the indexes&nbsp;listed below.&nbsp; If you find a reference, write down each detail cited in the index entry.<br>2. Proceed to "Records" (below) to determine what probate records exist for this court.<br>3. Contact or visit the Herefordshire Record Office, or&nbsp;hire a professional record searcher to view these records on your behalf. Officials may be able to send a list of record searchers upon request. OR...<br>4. Visit the[[Family History Library|Family History Library]] in Salt Lake City, or one of its 4,500 satellite [[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers|family history centers]] worldwide, and search indexes to the probate records.&nbsp; With the information obtained from&nbsp;an index, you can&nbsp;more quickly find the&nbsp;original&nbsp;records&nbsp;on microfilm and view or order the film.
  
 
== Indexes  ==
 
== Indexes  ==
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==== Online Indexes  ====
 
==== Online Indexes  ====
  
Here are some [http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng/HEF/ProbateRecords/about.html indexes to this courts' wills online.]  
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Here, with links on the GENUKI website, are some [http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng/HEF/ProbateRecords/about.html online indexes to this courts' wills.]  
  
==== Printed and Published Indexes  ====
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==== Printed and Microfilmed Indexes  ====
  
''Miscellanea Genealogica et Heraldica, ''Series 5,vol. 4 Index to&nbsp;Wills Proved in the Court of the Bishop of Hereford 1444-1578
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Printed indexes available at the Family History Library and elsewhere:
  
''Index to wills proved in the Bishop's Court of Hereford'' 1442-1579, by Stephen J. Kelsey
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*Index to wills proved in the Court of the Bishop of Hereford, 1444-1578, printed in ''Miscellanea Genealogica et Heraldica'', FHL book 942 B2m series 5 volume 4.
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*{{FHL|211004|title-id|disp=Index to wills proved in the Bishop's Court of Hereford 1442-1579}}; also on film.
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*{{FHL|1470489|title-id|disp=Index to wills proved in the Bishop's Court of Hereford Before the Commonwealth Period 1601-1656}}; also on film.
  
''Index to wills proved in the Bishop's Court of Hereford Before the Commonwealth Period''&nbsp;1601-1656 by Stephen&nbsp;J. Kelsey
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The Family History Library has film copies of the following indexes:
  
Indexes&nbsp;available at&nbsp;the Family History Library:
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*{{FHL|566629|title-id|disp=Probate indexes and abstracts, 1662-1858}}
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*{{FHL|343719|title-id|disp=Episcopal Consistory Court of the Bishop of Hereford - Calendar of wills, 1700-1802}}&nbsp;  
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*{{FHL|293346|title-id|disp=Index to wills and inventories 1517-1663}}
  
The original and microfilmed records include indexes. The Family History Library has film copies of the following indexes:
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The original and microfilmed records listed below also include indexes.  
  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno=566629&disp=Probate+indexes+and+abstracts%2C+1662-++ Probate indexes and abstracts, 1662-1858]
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Indexes available on film may be viewed at the [[Family History Library|Family History Library]] or may be ordered for viewing through a [[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers|family history center]].  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno=343719&disp=Episcopal+Consistory+Court+of+the+Bishop++ Episcopal Consistory Court of the Bishop of Hereford - Calendar of wills, 1700-1802]  
 
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=293346&disp=Original+wills%2C+administrations+and+in%20%20&columns=*,0,0 Indexes to Original Wills &amp; Administrations]
 
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno=293346&disp=Original+wills%2C+administrations+and+in++ Index to wills and inventories 1517-1663]  
 
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno=211004&disp=Index+to+wills+proved+in+the+Bishop%27s+++ Index to wills proved in the Bishop's Court of Hereford 1442-1579]; also in [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=211004&disp=Index+to+wills+proved+in+the+Bishop%27s+%20%20&columns=*,0,0 FHL&nbsp;book]  
 
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno=1470489&disp=Index+to+wills+proved+in+the+Bishop%27s+++ Index to wills proved in the Bishop's Court of Hereford Before the Commonwealth&nbsp;Period&nbsp;1601-1656]; also in [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=1470489&disp=Index+to+wills+proved+in+the+Bishop%27s+%20%20&columns=*,0,0 FHL&nbsp;book]
 
  
 
If you find an index reference to the probate records of your ancestor, proceed to the 'Records' section below and follow the instructions.
 
If you find an index reference to the probate records of your ancestor, proceed to the 'Records' section below and follow the instructions.
  
 
== Records  ==
 
== Records  ==
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To obtain a copy of the probate record of your ancestor, either visit or contact the archive which holds the original records or visit the[[Family History Library|Family History Library ]]or a [[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers|family history center]] and view the record on microfilm, as indicated below.
  
 
==== Archive Location  ====
 
==== Archive Location  ====
  
The original records are deposited at the
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The original records are deposited at:
  
Herefordshire Archive Service  
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Herefordshire Archive Service <br>Herefordshire Record Office <br>Harold Street <br>Hereford HR1 2QX <br>Office Tel No: 44 (0) 1432 260750 <br>Email: archives@herefordshire.gov.uk <br>[http://www.herefordshire.gov.uk/leisure/archives/3584.asp Herefordshire Archives] Website&nbsp;  
 
 
Herefordshire Record Office  
 
 
 
Harold Street  
 
 
 
Hereford HR1 2QX  
 
 
 
Office Tel No: 44 (0) 1432 260750  
 
 
 
Email: archives@herefordshire.gov.uk  
 
 
 
[http://www.herefordshire.gov.uk/leisure/archives/3584.asp Herefordshire Archives] Website&nbsp;  
 
  
 
==== Archive Records  ====
 
==== Archive Records  ====
 
Add information about the manuscript, printed and digital records in this location.
 
  
 
They include:  
 
They include:  
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==== Family History Library Records  ====
 
==== Family History Library Records  ====
  
Records have been microfilmed and are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake&nbsp;City and through the many family history centers world-wide. They include:&nbsp;  
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Records of this court have been microfilmed and are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake&nbsp;City and through the many family history centers world-wide.&nbsp;Click on a link below to find a film number:&nbsp;
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*{{FHL|293346|title-id|disp=Original Wills 1442-1836}}
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*{{FHL|293346|title-id|disp=Registered Wills 1633-1858}}
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*{{FHL|293346|title-id|disp=Administrations &amp; Inventories 1662-1735/6}}
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*{{FHL|301687|title-id|disp=Act Books 1587-1858}}
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*{{FHL|301753|title-id|disp=Acts of Office 1407-1831}}&nbsp;consist of all acts by the archdeacon. They are not all probate records.&nbsp;
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*{{FHL|566629|title-id|disp=Probate Indexes &amp;&nbsp;Abstracts 1662-1858}}
  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno=293346&disp=Original+wills%2C+administrations+and+in++ Original Wills 1442-1836]
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Use the reference found in the index, such as the probate date and a page or folio number,&nbsp;to find the probate record on film.
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno=293346&disp=Original+wills%2C+administrations+and+in++ Registered Wills 1633-1858]
 
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno=293346&disp=Original+wills%2C+administrations+and+in++ Administrations &amp; Inventories 1662-1735/6]
 
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno=301687&disp=Probate+act+books%2C+1587-1638++ Act Books 1587-1858]
 
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno=301753&disp=Acts+of+office%2C+1407-1831++ Acts of Office 1407-1831]&nbsp;consist of all acts by the archdeacon. They are not all probate records.&nbsp;
 
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno=566629&disp=Probate+indexes+and+abstracts%2C+1662-++ Probate Indexes &amp;&nbsp;Abstracts 1662-1858]
 
  
 
== Jurisdiction  ==
 
== Jurisdiction  ==
  
This court had jurisdiction over&nbsp;Herefordshire ''expect'' the following:  
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This court had jurisdiction over&nbsp;all of Herefordshire ''except'' the following:  
  
*Eight parishes in the [[Court of the Archdeaconry of Breconshire]]  
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*Eight southwest parishes in the area of Longtown that were in the [[Court of the Archdeaconry of Breconshire]]  
 
*The city of Hereford and twenty-five parishes in the jurisdiction of the [[Court of the Bishop (Consistory) of the Dean of Hereford]]  
 
*The city of Hereford and twenty-five parishes in the jurisdiction of the [[Court of the Bishop (Consistory) of the Dean of Hereford]]  
 
*And the peculiar prebends of Little Hereford, Upper Bullinghope or Upper Bullingham, and Moreton Magna or Moreton-upon-Lugg.
 
*And the peculiar prebends of Little Hereford, Upper Bullinghope or Upper Bullingham, and Moreton Magna or Moreton-upon-Lugg.
  
Before 1541, when the Diocese of Gloucester was formed, the western portion of Gloucestershire beyond the rivers Severn and Leaden was in the [[Court of the Bishop of Hereford (Episcopal Consistory)]] and there are consequently a few Gloucestershire wills in this court prior to 1541.  
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Before 1541, when the Diocese of Gloucester was formed, the western portion of Gloucestershire beyond the rivers Severn and Leaden was in the Court of the Bishop of Hereford (Episcopal Consistory) and there are consequently a few Gloucestershire wills in this court prior to 1541.  
  
 
This court also had jurisdiction over&nbsp;these parishes in Worcestershire:  
 
This court also had jurisdiction over&nbsp;these parishes in Worcestershire:  

Revision as of 17:08, 8 December 2011

England Gotoarrow.png Herefordshire Gotoarrow.png Herefordshire Probate Records
England Gotoarrow.png Worcestershire Gotoarrow.png Worcestershire Probate Records
England Gotoarrow.png Gloucestershire Gotoarrow.png Gloucestershire Probate Records

Step By Step

1. If you have not yet found an index reference for the probate record of your ancestor, search the indexes listed below.  If you find a reference, write down each detail cited in the index entry.
2. Proceed to "Records" (below) to determine what probate records exist for this court.
3. Contact or visit the Herefordshire Record Office, or hire a professional record searcher to view these records on your behalf. Officials may be able to send a list of record searchers upon request. OR...
4. Visit theFamily History Library in Salt Lake City, or one of its 4,500 satellite family history centers worldwide, and search indexes to the probate records.  With the information obtained from an index, you can more quickly find the original records on microfilm and view or order the film.

Indexes

Online Indexes

Here, with links on the GENUKI website, are some online indexes to this courts' wills.

Printed and Microfilmed Indexes

Printed indexes available at the Family History Library and elsewhere:

The Family History Library has film copies of the following indexes:

The original and microfilmed records listed below also include indexes.

Indexes available on film may be viewed at the Family History Library or may be ordered for viewing through a family history center.

If you find an index reference to the probate records of your ancestor, proceed to the 'Records' section below and follow the instructions.

Records

To obtain a copy of the probate record of your ancestor, either visit or contact the archive which holds the original records or visit theFamily History Library or a family history center and view the record on microfilm, as indicated below.

Archive Location

The original records are deposited at:

Herefordshire Archive Service
Herefordshire Record Office
Harold Street
Hereford HR1 2QX
Office Tel No: 44 (0) 1432 260750
Email: archives@herefordshire.gov.uk
Herefordshire Archives Website 

Archive Records

They include:

  • Original wills, administrations, and inventories, 1520-1539 (with a few earlier), 1540-1858
  • Register copy wills, 1663-1858
  • Various act books, 1445-1835, 1587-1686, 1662/3-1858
  • Tuition bonds, 1673-1792 

Family History Library Records

Records of this court have been microfilmed and are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City and through the many family history centers world-wide. Click on a link below to find a film number: 

Use the reference found in the index, such as the probate date and a page or folio number, to find the probate record on film.

Jurisdiction

This court had jurisdiction over all of Herefordshire except the following:

Before 1541, when the Diocese of Gloucester was formed, the western portion of Gloucestershire beyond the rivers Severn and Leaden was in the Court of the Bishop of Hereford (Episcopal Consistory) and there are consequently a few Gloucestershire wills in this court prior to 1541.

This court also had jurisdiction over these parishes in Worcestershire:

  • Abberley
  • Bayton
  • Bewdley
  • Bockleton
  • Burford
  • Clifton upon Teme
  • Dowles
  • Eastham
  • Edvin Loach
  • Great Kyre
  • Hanley Childe
  • Hanley William
  • Knighton on Teme
  • Lindridge
  • Lower Sapey
  • Mamble
  • Orelton
  • Pensax
  • Ribbesford
  • Rochford
  • Rock
  • Shelsey Walsh
  • Stanford on Teme
  • Stockton on Teme
  • Tenbury