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The&nbsp;Family History Library&nbsp;has the following calendars and indexes:  
 
The&nbsp;Family History Library&nbsp;has the following calendars and indexes:  
  
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*{{FHL|234430|title-id|disp=A calendar of wills and administrations preserved in the consistory court of the bishop of Worcester, 1601-1652}}&nbsp;vol. 39 edited by Edward Alexander Fry.&nbsp;&nbsp;Also available on {{FHL|234290|title-id|disp=microfilm, for circulating to family history centers}}
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*{{FHL|255647|title-id|disp=Episcopal Consistory Court of the Bishop of Worcester Calendar of wills administrations, 1661-1858}}. Includes indexes.  
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*[[Court of the Bishop of Worcester, Index to Original Wills, 1660|Index of Probate from January-March 1660 for the Bishop of Worcester Original Wills]].  
 
*[[Court of the Bishop of Worcester, Index to Original Wills, 1660|Index of Probate from January-March 1660 for the Bishop of Worcester Original Wills]].  
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== Records  ==
 
== Records  ==
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Many of Worcestershire's Probate records have been microfilmed and are available at the Family History Library&nbsp;in Salt Lake City and through the many &nbsp;[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/FHC/frameset_fhc.asp family history centers]&nbsp;world-wide. These include:  
 
Many of Worcestershire's Probate records have been microfilmed and are available at the Family History Library&nbsp;in Salt Lake City and through the many &nbsp;[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/FHC/frameset_fhc.asp family history centers]&nbsp;world-wide. These include:  
  
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Revision as of 07:31, 7 January 2011

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

Step By Step 

1. First search each index (see below) to help you more quickly find the will or administration (admon), 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 Worcestershire 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. 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

Here's an early index to this courts' wills from 1451-1652, available online.

Printed and Published Indexes

The original and microfilmed records above include the following published indexes:

  • Calendar of Wills and Admons he Worcester Consistory Court of Worcester, 1451-1600 vol 31 Nendeln, Liechtenstein : Kraus Reprint, 1968
  • Calendar of Wills and Admons he Worcester Consistory Court of Worcester, 1601-1652 vol 39 Nendeln, Liechtenstein : Kraus Reprint, 1968
  • Wills and Admons

Indexes available at the Family History Library:

The Family History Library has the following calendars and indexes:

Records

Archive Location

The original records are deposited at:

The Worcestershire Records Office

County Hall

Spetchley Road

Worcester WR5 2NP

ENGLAND

Tel: 44 (001905 766351 / 766355

Fax: 44 (0)1905 766363

Minicom: 766399

Email: RecordOffice@worcestershire.gov.uk  

Archive Records

Add information about the manuscript, printed and digital records in this location.

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

Family History Library Records

Many of Worcestershire's Probate 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. These include:


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 southwest Warwickshire (here's an alphabetical List of Warwickshire Parishes that came under the Bishop of Worcester's pre-1837 court jurisdiction). This court (Bishop of Worcester) also held concurrent jurisdiction over parts of Gloucestershire diocese, prior to 1541 (though few Gloucestershire wills are found in its records).