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== Historical Background  ==
 
 
The Court of the City of Norwich held some concurrent jurisdiction over the city of Noriwch parishes.
 

Revision as of 19:55, 30 November 2009

England Gotoarrow.png Norfolk Gotoarrow.png Norfolk Probate Records

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 the "Probate Records of This Court" (below) to determine what original probate records exist for this court.

3. Contact or visit the Norfolk County 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 (see the Family History Library's cataloged entries providing the microfilms so you can have them circulated to the center near you for searching the wills). The information obtained from the index[es] will help you more quickly search the wills and admons which can also be circulated on microfilm via any family history . 

Indexes

The the Court of the Peculiar of Castle Rising probate records have to some extent been indexed with the following ones:

Online indexes

A general will index for this probate court covering much of the county is available.

Printed and Published Indexes

The Norfolk  Record Office has indexed a considerable number of the wills from this court jurisdiction and this index is available in the following publication:

  • Index of wills proved in the Court of the Peculiar of Castle Rising, compiled by Patrick Palgrave-Moore in FHL book call #942.61 B4m vol. 16. These are probate indexes covering the years 1285-1550.


For those wills not available through the Family History Library, write to or visit the Norfolk County Record Office at the above address.

The Records

Archives Location

Norfolk Record Office

The Archive Centre
Martineau Lane
Norwich
NR1 2DQ

United Kingdom

Telephone: 01603 222599
Fax: 01603 761885
E-mail: norfrec@norfolk.gov.uk

Website: http://archives.norfolk.gov.uk/

Probate Records of This Court Held In This Archive

Enrolled Deeds With Copy Wills 1298-1340; 1377-1405; 1413-1854

Probate Records of This Court In The Family History Library

Enrolled Deeds With Copy Wills 1298-1340; 1377-1405; 1413-1854