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== Step By Step  ==
 
== Step By Step  ==
  
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>2. Proceed to the "Probate Records Held in&nbsp;This Archive" (below) to determine what original probate records exist for this court.<br>3. Contact or visit the Hampshire&nbsp;Record Office or,&nbsp;hire a professional record searcher to view these records on your behalf. Officials may send upon request a list of record searchers.<br>4. You can visit The Family History Library, or, one of its 4,500 satellite family history centers worldwide and search indexes to probate records;&nbsp;then with the information obtained from the index[es] you can search more quickly the&nbsp;original wills and admons also&nbsp;on microfilm via any&nbsp;[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/FHC/frameset_fhc.asp centers]&nbsp;near you.<br>
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1. First [https://www.familysearch.org/ search] each index (see below) to help you more quickly find the will, writing down each detail cited in the indexed entry.<br>2. Proceed to "Records" (below) to determine what probate records exist for this court.<br>3. Contact or visit the Hampshire&nbsp;Record Office or,&nbsp;hire a professional record searcher to view these records on your behalf. Officials may send upon request a list of record searchers.<br>4. You can visit The [[Family History Library|Family History Library,]] or, one of its 4,500 satellite family history centers worldwide and search indexes to probate records;&nbsp;then with the information obtained from the index[es] you can search more quickly the&nbsp;original wills and admons also&nbsp;on microfilm via any&nbsp;[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers|centers]]&nbsp;near you.<br>
  
 
== Indexes  ==
 
== Indexes  ==
  
==== On the Internet ====
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==== Online&nbsp;Indexes ====
  
 
Online indexes are available at the following two websites:<br>
 
Online indexes are available at the following two websites:<br>
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*British Origins has an [http://www.britishorigins.com/ index] of over 500,000 entries&nbsp;for the Surrey and London region from 1470 to 1856&nbsp;(a subscription&nbsp;website).
 
*British Origins has an [http://www.britishorigins.com/ index] of over 500,000 entries&nbsp;for the Surrey and London region from 1470 to 1856&nbsp;(a subscription&nbsp;website).
  
==== Printed Indexes  ====
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==== Printed and Published Indexes  ====
  
The West Surrey Family History Society (Cliff Webb) has produced a significant number of County Surrey wills and other probates. See their website for further [http://www.wsfhs.org/RecordSeries.htm details on their excellent publications].  
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The West Surrey Family History Society (Cliff Webb) has produced a significant number of County Surrey wills and other probates. See their website for further [http://www.wsfhs.org/RecordSeries.htm details on their excellent publications].
  
==== Indexes Available in The Family History Library  ====
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Click {{FHL|507268|subject-id|disp=here}} for a list of printed&nbsp;indexes&nbsp;found in&nbsp;the Family History Library.  
 
 
Click [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=topicdetails&subject=507268&subject_disp=England%2C+Surrey+-+Probate+records+-+Indexes&columns=*,0,0 here] for a list of printed&nbsp;indexes&nbsp;found in&nbsp;the Family History Library.  
 
  
 
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== The Records  ==
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== Records  ==
  
=== Archives Location  ===
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==== Archives Location  ====
  
 
The original records of the Court of the Archdeaconry of Surrey for 1480-1858 are found at:  
 
The original records of the Court of the Archdeaconry of Surrey for 1480-1858 are found at:  
  
[http://www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/Corporation/LGNL_Services/Leisure_and_culture/Records_and_archives/ The London Metropolitan Archives]
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Hampshire Record Office
 
 
40 Northampton Road
 
  
London EC1R 0HB
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Sussex Street
  
United Kingdom
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Winchester SO23 8TH
  
=== Probates Records of This Court Held in This Archive  ===
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ENGLAND
  
The records include probate and administration act books, original wills and registered wills, as well as indexes.
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tel 01962 846154
  
Calendars to Registered and Unregistered Wills&nbsp; early-1857
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fax 01962 878681<br>[http://www.hants.gov.uk/rh/hro/mailto.html Contact Archives and Local Studies]
  
Act Books 1674-1857
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[http://www3.hants.gov.uk/archives Website]
  
Original Wills 1534-1649; 1660-1857
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==== Archive Records ====
  
Register Copy Wills 1480-11821 (missing years)
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The records include probate and administration original wills and registered wills, as well as indexes.
  
Administrations (Admons) 1484-1821
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Will Index 1502-1857
  
=== Probate Records of This Court in The Family History Library  ===
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Original Wills &amp; Inventories 1534-1649; 1660-1857
  
The Family History Library has probate records (with&nbsp;indexes) on microfilm, microfiche and in print.&nbsp; Those available at&nbsp;the Family History Library in Salt Lake City include copies and abstracts of the [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=topicdetails&subject=330406&subject_disp=England%2C+Surrey+-+Probate+records&columns=*,0,0 records] for 1484-1821.
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Register Copy Wills 1491-1857
  
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Registered Wills 1541; 1576-1781 (many missing years)
  
[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno=6242&disp=Wills+and+act+books%2C+1480-1821++ Calendars to Registered and Unregistered Wills, 1484-1857]&nbsp;
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==== Family History Library Records ====
  
[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno=6242&disp=Wills+and+act+books%2C+1480-1821++ Act Books 1674-1750]
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The Family History Library has probate records (with&nbsp;indexes) on microfilm, microfiche and in print.&nbsp; Those available at&nbsp;the Family History Library in Salt Lake City include copies and abstracts of the {{FHL|330406|subject-id|disp=records}} for 1484-1821.
  
[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno=6242&disp=Wills+and+act+books%2C+1480-1821++ Original Wills 1538-1671]
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{{FHL|175815|title-id|disp=Will Index 1502-1857}}
  
[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno=6242&disp=Wills+and+act+books%2C+1480-1821++ Register Copy Wills 1484-1821] (missing years)
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{{FHL|175815|title-id|disp=Original Wills &amp;&nbsp;Inventories 1534-1649; 1660-1857}}
  
[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno=6242&disp=Wills+and+act+books%2C+1480-1821++ Administrations (Admons) 1484-1821]
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{{FHL|175815|title-id|disp=Register Copy Wills 1491-1857}}
  
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{{FHL|175815|title-id|disp=Registered Wills 1541; 1576-1781}} (many missing years)
  
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== Jurisdiction<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1259704618977_576" /><span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1259704618977_824" /><span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1259704620867_503" /><span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1259704620867_16" />&nbsp;  ==
  
== Background  ==
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This court (which was part of the diocese of Winchester)&nbsp;had pre-1858 jurisdiction&nbsp;over the vast majority of the county of Hampshire, but did, in part, probate wills for many some residing in County Surrey from early to the early 17th Century.&nbsp; The exceptions are listed in the [[Surrey Probate Jurisdictions, Parishes A|Surrey probate jurisdiction tables]].
  
This court (which was part of the diocese of Winchester)&nbsp;had pre-1858 jurisdiction&nbsp;over the vast majority of the county of Hampshire, but did, in part, probate wills for some residing in County Surrey.&nbsp; The exceptions are listed in the [[Surrey Probate Jurisdictions, Parishes A|Surrey probate jurisdiction tables]].  
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Since the Archdeaconry court could not grant probate administrations, this court--the Commissary Court of Winchester processed&nbsp;the administrations (admons).  
  
The Archdeaconry court could not grant probate administrations and these had to be taken to the Commissary Court of the Bishop of Surrey or the Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury.  
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Also search&nbsp;the Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury.  
  
 
[[Category:Probate_records_in_Surrey]] [[Category:Surrey]]
 
[[Category:Probate_records_in_Surrey]] [[Category:Surrey]]

Revision as of 17:30, 19 December 2011

Return to the Surrey Probate Records page.

Step By Step

1. First search each index (see below) to help you more quickly find the will, writing down each detail cited in the indexed entry.
2. Proceed to "Records" (below) to determine what probate records exist for this court.
3. Contact or visit the Hampshire Record Office or, hire a professional record searcher to view these records on your behalf. Officials may send upon request a list of record searchers.
4. You can visit The Family History Library, or, one of its 4,500 satellite family history centers worldwide and search indexes to probate records; then with the information obtained from the index[es] you can search more quickly the original wills and admons also on microfilm via any centers near you.

Indexes

Online Indexes

Online indexes are available at the following two websites:

  • Wills have been created for the "names of all people appearing in the wills of testators residing in the County of Surrey, England (and nine other Counties)."  It is known as The Surrey Plus Wills Index.
  • British Origins has an index of over 500,000 entries for the Surrey and London region from 1470 to 1856 (a subscription website).

Printed and Published Indexes

The West Surrey Family History Society (Cliff Webb) has produced a significant number of County Surrey wills and other probates. See their website for further details on their excellent publications.

Click here for a list of printed indexes found in the Family History Library.


Records

Archives Location

The original records of the Court of the Archdeaconry of Surrey for 1480-1858 are found at:

Hampshire Record Office

Sussex Street

Winchester SO23 8TH

ENGLAND

tel 01962 846154

fax 01962 878681
Contact Archives and Local Studies

Website

Archive Records

The records include probate and administration original wills and registered wills, as well as indexes.

Will Index 1502-1857

Original Wills & Inventories 1534-1649; 1660-1857

Register Copy Wills 1491-1857

Registered Wills 1541; 1576-1781 (many missing years)

Family History Library Records

The Family History Library has probate records (with indexes) on microfilm, microfiche and in print.  Those available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City include copies and abstracts of the records for 1484-1821.

Will Index 1502-1857

Original Wills & Inventories 1534-1649; 1660-1857

Register Copy Wills 1491-1857

Registered Wills 1541; 1576-1781 (many missing years)

Jurisdiction 

This court (which was part of the diocese of Winchester) had pre-1858 jurisdiction over the vast majority of the county of Hampshire, but did, in part, probate wills for many some residing in County Surrey from early to the early 17th Century.  The exceptions are listed in the Surrey probate jurisdiction tables.

Since the Archdeaconry court could not grant probate administrations, this court--the Commissary Court of Winchester processed the administrations (admons).

Also search the Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury.