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To read a general explanation of probates in England, click [[England Probate Records|here]].  
 
To read a general explanation of probates in England, click [[England Probate Records|here]].  

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Huntingdonshire Probate Records Lincolnshire Probate Records

To read a general explanation of probates in England, click here.

Jurisdiction

Peterborough was founded in 1541. From 1541 to about 1598, where there appears to have been a re-organization of the Diocese of Peterborough, wills from all deaneries were proved either at Northampton in the archdeacon's court or the consistory of Peterborough. After 1598 the wills from the four Eastern deaneries of Oundle, Weldon, Peterborough and Rutland were proved at Peterborough.[1]

Records

The Family History Library has film copies of probate records, 1541-1858. Films can be viewed in the library or in a family history center.

Indexes

The Family History Library has an index to registered wills, 1541-1646.


  1. Camp, Anthony J. Wills and Their Whereabouts. Published 1974.