Court of the City of Norwich

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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 the Norfolk Record Office and either make a personal visit 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 to view microfilm copies of wills and admons.


Online indexes

A general will index covering much of the county is available.

Printed and Published Indexes

Wills probed in this court can be found on the enrolled deed and are indexed in an appendix in the following publication:

"Wills Preserved among the Norwich Enrolled Deeds" The Index Library volume 69 FHL British book 942 B4b volume 69.


Archives Location

Norfolk Record Office

The Archive Centre
Martineau Lane

United Kingdom

Telephone: 01603 222599
Fax: 01603 761885


Archive Records

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

Family History Library Records

Enrolled Deeds With Copy Wills 1298-1340; 1377-1405; 1413-1854[dead link]


Search probate records in the following additional courts when a search in this jurisdiction does not provide the desired will:

  • Peculiar Court of the Dean & Chapter of Norwich
  • Court of the Archdeaconry of Norwich