Court of the Dean and Chapter of Worcester

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England Gotoarrow.png Worcestershire Gotoarrow.png 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 the "Probate Records of This Court" (below) to determine what original 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 - Chronological List 1668-1788 (includes parishes of Berrow, Norton near Kempsey, Kempsey, Stoulton, Wolverley, St Michael in Bedwardine, College Precincts, Tibberton.)

Indexes are included also with the original records and the microfilmed records.  Click on the links above.


Archive Locations

The original records are deposited at:

The Worcestershire Record Office
County Hall,
Spetchley Road,

Tel:  44 (0)1905 766351 / 766355
Fax: 44 (0)1905 766363
Minicom: 766399


Probate Records of This Court Held In This Archive

Wills and administrations, 1441-1642

Original wills and administrations, 1668-1788 (each peculiar filed separately)

Probate Records of This Court In The Family History Library

Wills and administrations, 1441-1788

Original Wills 1668-1788


This court had jurisdiction over the following peculiar parishes:

  • Barrow
  • Collge precincts in the city of Worcester
  • Kempsey
  • Norton near Kempsey
  • St. Michael in Bedwardine
  • Stoulton
  • Tibberton
  • Wolverley