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''[[England]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Gloucestershire Probate Records]], [[Worcestershire Probate Records]]''  
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''[[England]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Gloucestershire Probate Records]],[[Warwickshire Probate Records]], [[Worcestershire Probate Records]]''  
  
 
== Jurisdiction  ==
 
== Jurisdiction  ==
  
This court had jurisdiction over most of the county of Worcestershire. It also had jurisdiction over the city of Warwick and the deaneries of Kineton and Warwick in southern Warwickshire (here's an alphabetical list of those [[List of those Warwickshire parishes that came under the Bishop of Worcester's pre-1837 court jurisdiction Warwickshire parishes which came under this court's jurisdiction|List of those Warwickshire parishes that came under the Bishop of Worcester's pre-1837 court jurisdiction Warwickshire parishes which came under this court's jurisdiction]]). It also had jurisdiction over parts of Gloucestershire diocese, prior to 1541 (though few Gloucestershire wills are found in its records).
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This court had jurisdiction over most of the county of Worcestershire. It also had jurisdiction over the city of Warwick and the deaneries of Kineton and Warwick in southern Warwickshire (here's an alphabetical list of those [[List of those Warwickshire parishes that came under the Bishop of Worcester's pre-1837 court jurisdiction Warwickshire parishes which came under this court's jurisdiction|List of those Warwickshire parishes that came under the Bishop of Worcester's pre-1837 court jurisdiction Warwickshire parishes which came under this court's jurisdiction]]). It also had jurisdiction over parts of Gloucestershire diocese, prior to 1541 (though few Gloucestershire wills are found in its records).  
  
 
== Records  ==
 
== Records  ==
  
The original records are deposited at the [http://worcestershire.whub.org.uk/home/wcc-records Worcestershire Records Office]. They include:
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The original records are deposited at the [http://worcestershire.whub.org.uk/home/wcc-records Worcestershire Records Office]. They include:  
  
*Original wills, administrations and inventories, 1493-1652, 1660-1858
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*Original wills, administrations and inventories, 1493-1652, 1660-1858  
*Register copy wills, 1451-1739 (with gaps), 1833-1836
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*Register copy wills, 1451-1739 (with gaps), 1833-1836  
 
*Probate and administration act books, 1661-1858
 
*Probate and administration act books, 1661-1858
  
Records have been microfilmed and are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City and through the many  [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/FHC/frameset_fhc.asp family history centers] world-wide. They include:
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Records have been microfilmed and are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City and through the many  [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/FHC/frameset_fhc.asp family history centers] world-wide. They include:  
  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=339811&disp=Wills+of+the+consistory+court+of+Worcest%20%20&columns=*,0,0 Original wills of the consistory court of Worcester, 1493-1857]
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*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=339811&disp=Wills+of+the+consistory+court+of+Worcest%20%20&columns=*,0,0 Original wills of the consistory court of Worcester, 1493-1857]  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=47554&disp=Wills%20%20&columns=*,0,0 Registered wills, 1451-1671]
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*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=47554&disp=Wills%20%20&columns=*,0,0 Registered wills, 1451-1671]  
 
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=263954&disp=Act+books+of+the+consistory+court+of+Wor%20%20&columns=*,0,0 Act books of the consistory court of Worcester, 1661-1857]
 
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=263954&disp=Act+books+of+the+consistory+court+of+Wor%20%20&columns=*,0,0 Act books of the consistory court of Worcester, 1661-1857]
  
 
== Indexes  ==
 
== Indexes  ==
  
The original and microfilmed records above include indexes.
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The original and microfilmed records above include indexes.  
  
 
The Family History Library has the following calendars and indexes.  
 
The Family History Library has the following calendars and indexes.  
  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=250567&disp=A+calendar+of+wills+and+administrations+%20%20&columns=*,0,0 A calendar of wills and administrations preserved in the consistory court of the bishop of Worcester, 1451-(1652)] edited by Edward Alexander Fry.
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*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=250567&disp=A+calendar+of+wills+and+administrations+%20%20&columns=*,0,0 A calendar of wills and administrations preserved in the consistory court of the bishop of Worcester, 1451-(1652)] edited by Edward Alexander Fry.  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=255647&disp=Episcopal+Consistory+Court+of+the+Bishop%20%20&columns=*,0,0 Episcopal Consistory Court of the Bishop of Worcester Calendar of wills administrations, 1661-1858]
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*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=255647&disp=Episcopal+Consistory+Court+of+the+Bishop%20%20&columns=*,0,0 Episcopal Consistory Court of the Bishop of Worcester Calendar of wills administrations, 1661-1858]  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=304100&disp=Calendar+of+wills+and+administrations%2C%20%20&columns=*,0,0 Calendar of wills and administrations, 1700-1858]
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*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=304100&disp=Calendar+of+wills+and+administrations%2C%20%20&columns=*,0,0 Calendar of wills and administrations, 1700-1858]  
 
*The [http://bmsgh.org/bookshop/worc/wo_cnty.html Birmingham &amp; Midland Society for Genealogy &amp; Heraldry ]has a CD-Rom for ''Worcestershire wills index, 1858-1928''<br>
 
*The [http://bmsgh.org/bookshop/worc/wo_cnty.html Birmingham &amp; Midland Society for Genealogy &amp; Heraldry ]has a CD-Rom for ''Worcestershire wills index, 1858-1928''<br>
  
 
[[Category:Gloucestershire]] [[Category:Worcestershire]]
 
[[Category:Gloucestershire]] [[Category:Worcestershire]]

Revision as of 20:03, 4 August 2009

England Gotoarrow.png Gloucestershire Probate Records,Warwickshire Probate Records, Worcestershire Probate Records

Jurisdiction

This court had jurisdiction over most of the county of Worcestershire. It also had jurisdiction over the city of Warwick and the deaneries of Kineton and Warwick in southern Warwickshire (here's an alphabetical list of those List of those Warwickshire parishes that came under the Bishop of Worcester's pre-1837 court jurisdiction Warwickshire parishes which came under this court's jurisdiction). It also had jurisdiction over parts of Gloucestershire diocese, prior to 1541 (though few Gloucestershire wills are found in its records).

Records

The original records are deposited at the Worcestershire Records Office. They include:

  • Original wills, administrations and inventories, 1493-1652, 1660-1858
  • Register copy wills, 1451-1739 (with gaps), 1833-1836
  • Probate and administration act books, 1661-1858

Records have been microfilmed and are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City and through the many  family history centers world-wide. They include:

Indexes

The original and microfilmed records above include indexes.

The Family History Library has the following calendars and indexes.