Court of the Bishop of Worcester (Episcopal Consistory)

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Gloucestershire Probate Records, Worcestershire Probate Records

Jurisdiction

This court had jurisdiction over parts of Gloucestershire diocese which, prior to 1541, held authority over parts of Wiltshire as well.

Records

The Family History Library has copies of the following on film. Films can be view in the library or in a family history center.

Original wills of the consistory court of Worcester, 1493-1857

Registered wills, 1451-1671

Act books of the consistory court of Worcester, 1661-1857

Indexes

The Family History Library has the following calendars and indexes.

A calendar of wills and administrations preserved in the consistory court of the bishop of Worcester, 1451-(1652) edited by Edward Alexander Fry.

Episcopal Consistory Court of the Bishop of Worcester Calendar of wills administrations, 1661-1858

Calendar of wills and administrations, 1700-1858

The Birmingham & Midland Society for Genealogy & Heraldry has a CD-Rom for Worcestershire wills index, 1858-1928