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''[[England]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[London Probate Records|London Probate Records]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Middlesex Probate Records]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Court_of_the_Deanery_of_the_Arches_of_London,_Croydon,_Shoreham_(Peculiar_of_the_Archbishop_of_Canterbury)|Court of the Deanery of the Arches of London, Croydon, Shoreham]]''
  
== Starting Your Search in Indexes ==
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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.<br>2. Proceed to the "Probate Records of This Court" (below) to determine what original probate records exist for this court.<br>3. Contact or visit the Guildhall Library&nbsp;or,&nbsp;hire a professional record searcher to view these records on your behalf. Officials may send upon request a list of record searchers.<br>4. Visit The Family History Library, or, one of its 4,500 satellite family history centers worldwide and search indexes to probate records;&nbsp;then with the information obtained from the index[es] you can search more quickly the&nbsp;original wills and admons also&nbsp;on microfilm via any&nbsp;family history [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/FHC/frameset_fhc.asp centers]&nbsp;near you.  
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1. [https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog First search ]each index (see below) to help you more quickly find the will, writing down each detail cited in the indexed entry.<br>2. Proceed to "Records " (below) to determine what probate records exist for this court.<br>3. Contact or visit the Guildhall Library&nbsp;or,&nbsp;hire a professional record searcher to view these records on your behalf. Officials may send upon request a list of record searchers.<br>4. Or, you can visit The[[Family History Library|Family History Library]], or, one of its 4,500 satellite family history centers worldwide and search indexes to probate records;&nbsp;then with the information obtained from the index[es] you can search more quickly the&nbsp;original wills and admons also&nbsp;on microfilm via any&nbsp;family history [[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers|centers]]&nbsp;near you.  
  
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== Indexes<br> ==
 
 
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== Probate Indexes<br> ==
 
  
 
The Court of the Deanery of the Arches of London, Croydon, Shoreham (Peculiar of the Archbishop of Canterbury probate records is well-covered with the following indexes:  
 
The Court of the Deanery of the Arches of London, Croydon, Shoreham (Peculiar of the Archbishop of Canterbury probate records is well-covered with the following indexes:  
  
==== Printed Indexes<br> ====
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==== Online Indexes ====
  
*A&nbsp;comprehensive will&nbsp;and admon&nbsp;index to London (including Greater L.)&nbsp;for the years covering&nbsp;1750-1858, is&nbsp;Dr David Wright's London Probate Index on CDs and are on [http://www.davideastkent.canterhill.co.uk/lp-index.htm sale]&nbsp;or he will perform&nbsp;"lookups" in his indexes for you. <br>
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Here is an [http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/A2A/records.aspx?cat=109-aa_2-1&cid=-1&Gsm=2008-06-18#-1 online index] to the Deanery of Croydon and Shoreham at The National Archives at no cost.  
  
==== Online Indexes  ====
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==== Printed and Published Indexes  ====
  
Here is an [http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/A2A/records.aspx?cat=109-aa_2-1&cid=-1&Gsm=2008-06-18#-1 online index] to the Deanery of Croydon and Shoreham at The National Archives at no cost.  
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*A comprehensive will and admon index to London (including Greater L.) for the years covering 1750-1858, and for surnames beginning with "A-F", is Dr David Wright's London Probate Index on CDs and are available for purchase. He will provide a search service in his index of surnames, "G-Z" at a set fee.
  
==== Original Handwritten Indexes ====
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'''Original Handwritten Indexes:'''
  
 
There are "typed script" indexes at the Society of Genealogists and at The National Archives at Kew, in Richmond Surrey for all years, 1620-1780  
 
There are "typed script" indexes at the Society of Genealogists and at The National Archives at Kew, in Richmond Surrey for all years, 1620-1780  
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Manuscript indexes exist at&nbsp;the Lambeth Palace Library.  
 
Manuscript indexes exist at&nbsp;the Lambeth Palace Library.  
  
==== Microfilmed Indexes at the Family History Library ====
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'''Microfilmed Indexes at the Family History Library:'''
 
 
*The&nbsp;manuscript indexes&nbsp;of the original (unregistered) wills and the registered wills are&nbsp;on [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno=299577&disp=Probate+records%2C+1602-1841++ microfilm] at The Family History Library covering all years from 1620 to 1780; 1832.&nbsp;
 
*&nbsp;These may be viewed&nbsp;at the Family History Library and may be circulated to any one&nbsp;of its satellite Family History [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/FHC/frameset_fhc.asp Centers].
 
 
 
== Archives Holding Probate Records For This Court  ==
 
 
 
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===== Lambeth Palace Library  =====
 
  
'''Lambeth Palace Road'''
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*The&nbsp;manuscript indexes&nbsp;of the original (unregistered) wills and the registered wills are&nbsp;on {{FHL|299577|title-id|disp=microfilm}} at The Family History Library covering all years from 1620 to 1780; 1832.&nbsp;
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*&nbsp;These may be viewed&nbsp;at the Family History Library and may be circulated to any one&nbsp;of its satellite Family History [[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers|Centers]].
  
'''London&nbsp;SE1 7JU'''
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== Records  ==
  
'''Tel: + 44 (0)20 7898 1400<br>Fax: + 44 (0)20 7928 7932<br>E-mail: lpl.staff@c-of-e.org.uk<br>Post: The Librarian, Lambeth Palace Library, London, SE1 7JU, UK'''
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=== Archive Locations  ===
  
[http://www.lambethpalacelibrary.org/ Website]<br>
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[http://www.lambethpalacelibrary.org/ '''Lambeth Palace Library''']<br>Lambeth Palace Road<br>London SE1 7JU<br>Tel: + 44 (0)20 7898 1400<br>Fax: + 44 (0)20 7928 7932<br>E-mail: [mailto:lpl.staff@c-of-e.org.uk lpl.staff@c-of-e.org.uk]<br>Post: The Librarian, Lambeth Palace Library, London, SE1 7JU, UK
  
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'''Centre for Kentish Studies'''<br>Sessions House<br>County Hall<br>Maidstone<br>Kent<br>ME14 1XQ
  
'''Centre for Kentish Studies'''
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==== Archive Records  ====
  
'''Sessions House'''
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To access these records, either write to or visit the above address.
  
'''County Hall<br>Maidstone<br>Kent<br>ME14 1XQ''' <br>
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'''Deanery of The Arches of London'''
 
 
== Probates Records Held in This Archive  ==
 
 
 
To acces these records, either write to or visit the above address. Officials there may provide a&nbsp;list of record searchers&nbsp;upon request.
 
 
 
==== DEANERY OF THE ARCHES OF LONDON  ====
 
  
 
Original Wills 1624-1777  
 
Original Wills 1624-1777  
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Original Wills, Inventories &amp; Bonds 1620-1780; 1832  
 
Original Wills, Inventories &amp; Bonds 1620-1780; 1832  
  
Probate &amp; Administration Act Books 1664-1841  
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Probate &amp; Administration Act Books 1664-1841<br>
  
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==== DEANERIES OF CROYDON and SHOREHAM  ====
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'''Deaneries of Croydon and Shoreham'''
  
 
Registered Wills 1664-1685; Arches, Croydon &amp; Shoreham 1685-1841  
 
Registered Wills 1664-1685; Arches, Croydon &amp; Shoreham 1685-1841  
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Probate &amp; Administration Act Books 1629-1841  
 
Probate &amp; Administration Act Books 1629-1841  
  
Caveat Books 1664-1831
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Caveat Books 1664-1831  
  
== Records Held in The Family History Library  ==
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==== Family History Library Records ====
  
Here is a breakdown of those probate records for this counrt which are held at&nbsp;The Family History Library. These are on microfilm and they may be accessed at the Library or they can be circulated to any of its satelite Family History Centers worldwide.  
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Here is a breakdown of those probate records for this court which are held at&nbsp;The Family History Library. These are on microfilm and they may be accessed at the Library or they may be circulated to any of its satelite Family History Centers worldwide.  
  
==== DEANERY OF THE ARCHES OF LONDON  ====
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'''Deanery of The Arches of London'''
  
[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno=299577&disp=Probate+records%2C+1602-1841++ Original Wills] 1624-1777  
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{{FHL|299577|title-id|disp=Original Wills}} 1624-1777  
  
[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno=299577&disp=Probate+records%2C+1602-1841++ Index to Testamentary &amp; other records for London]&nbsp;1620-1780; 1832&nbsp;  
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{{FHL|299577|title-id|disp=Index to Testamentary &amp; other records for London}}&nbsp;1620-1780; 1832&nbsp;  
  
[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&titleno=299577&disp=Probate+records%2C+1602%2D1841++&first=101&last=200&columns=*,0,0 Act Book] 1664-1832&nbsp;  
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{{FHL|299577|title-id|disp=Act Book}} 1664-1832&nbsp;  
  
[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&titleno=299577&disp=Probate+records%2C+1602%2D1841++&first=101&last=200&columns=*,0,0 Caveat Books] 1664-1825  
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{{FHL|299577|title-id|disp=Caveat Books}} 1664-1825  
  
[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno=299577&disp=Probate+records%2C+1602-1841++ Bonds &amp; Warrants] 1663-1781 Bonds&nbsp;are alpha arranged  
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{{FHL|299577|title-id|disp=Bonds &amp; Warrants}} 1663-1781 Bonds&nbsp;are alpha arranged  
  
[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno=299577&disp=Probate+records%2C+1602-1841++ Inventories &amp; Bonds] 1620-1780; 1832  
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{{FHL|299577|title-id|disp=Inventories &amp; Bonds}} 1620-1780; 1832  
  
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==== DEANERIES OF CROYDON and SHOREHAM  ====
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'''Deaneries of Croydon and Shoreham'''
  
[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&titleno=299577&disp=Probate+records%2C+1602%2D1841++&first=101&last=200&columns=*,0,0 Calendar to Inventories] (no years given)  
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{{FHL|299577|title-id|disp=Calendar to Inventories}} (no years given)  
  
[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno=299577&disp=Probate+records%2C+1602-1841++ Registered Wills] 1664-1821; 1841&nbsp;  
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{{FHL|299577|title-id|disp=Registered Wills}} 1664-1821; 1841&nbsp;  
  
[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno=299577&disp=Probate+records%2C+1602-1841++ Original Wills], 1602, 1614-1841  
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{{FHL|299577|title-id|disp=Original Wills}}, 1602, 1614-1841  
  
[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&titleno=299577&disp=Probate+records%2C+1602%2D1841++&first=101&last=200&columns=*,0,0 Inventories &amp; Bonds] 1664-1734  
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{{FHL|299577|title-id|disp=Inventories &amp; Bonds}} 1664-1734  
  
[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno=299577&disp=Probate+records%2C+1602-1841++ Bonds &amp; Warrants] 1665-1816  
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{{FHL|299577|title-id|disp=Bonds &amp; Warrants}} 1665-1816  
  
[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&titleno=299577&disp=Probate+records%2C+1602%2D1841++&first=101&last=200&columns=*,0,0 Caveat Books] 1664-1825  
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{{FHL|299577|title-id|disp=Caveat Books}} 1664-1825  
  
[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&titleno=299577&disp=Probate+records%2C+1602%2D1841++&first=101&last=200&columns=*,0,0 Act Book] 1664-1832
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{{FHL|299577|title-id|disp=Act Book}} 1664-1832  
  
== Historical&nbsp;Background<br> ==
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== Jurisdiction<br> ==
  
Probate records of the Court of the Deanery of the Arches of London, Croydon, Shoreham (Peculiar of the Archbishop of Canterbury) held jurisdiction over 13&nbsp;parishes within the City of London. Records of this probate court date from&nbsp;1620-1780, 1832. The thirteen (city) parishes include:  
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Probate records of the Court of the Deanery of the Arches of London, Croydon, Shoreham (Peculiar of the Archbishop of Canterbury) held jurisdiction over an extensive region of [[Middlesex|Middlesex]], [[London|London]], [[Surrey|Surrey]], and [[Kent|Kent]] (some in and outside of what is considered Greater London). Most testators in this jurisdiction filed their wills with the Prerogative Court of Canterbury between 1750 to 1858.<ref>Cliff Webb, ''My Ancestors were Londoners: A Guide to London Sources for Family Historians'' (London: Society of Genealogists, 2009), 35.</ref> The following&nbsp;13&nbsp;parishes lay within the City of London.&nbsp;These thirteen (city) parishes include:<br>
  
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*[[All Hallows Bread Street with St John the Evangelist|All Hallows Bread Street]]
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*[[All Hallows, Lombard Street|All Hallows Lombard Street]]
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*[[St Dionis Backchurch|St Dionis Backchurch]]
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*[[St Dunstan in the East|St Dunstan in the East]]
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*[[All Hallows Bread Street with St John the Evangelist|St John the Evangelist Watling St]]
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*[[St Benet Gracechurch with St Leonard Eastcheap|St Leonard Eastcheap]]
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*[[St Mary Aldermary with St Thomas the Apostle|St Mary Aldermary]]
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*[[St Swithun London Stone with St Mary Bothaw|St Mary Bothaw]]
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*[[St Mary le Bow and St Pancras Soper Lane with All Hallows Honey Lane|St Mary le Bow]]
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*[[St Magnus the Martyr with St Margaret New Fish Street and St Michael Crooked Lane|St Michael Crooked Lane]]
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*[[St Michael Royal with St Martin Vintry|St Michael Royal]]
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*[[St Mary le Bow and St Pancras Soper Lane with All Hallows Honey Lane|St Pancras Soper Lane]]
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*[[St Vedast Foster Lane with St Michael le Querne|St Vedast Foster Lane]]
  
All Hallows Bread Street&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; St Mary Bothaw
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All Hallows Lombard Street&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;St Mary le Bow
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This court also held concurrent jurisdiction over the following [[Middlesex]] parishes:<br>
  
St Dionis Backchurch&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; St Michael Crooked Lane
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*Harrow-on-the-Hill with Pinner
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*Hayes with Norwood&nbsp;
  
St Dunstan-in-the-East&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; St Michael Royal
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St John the Evangelist Watling St&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; St Pancras Soper Lane <br>St Leonard Eastcheap&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; St Vedast Foster Lane
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And the Court held concurrent jurisdiction over the following Surrey (London) parishes as well:<br>  
  
St Mary Aldermary
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*Croydon
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*Newington St Mary  
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*Newington Trinity Church
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*Putney
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*Walworth St Peter
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*Wimbledon
  
== Strategies, Tips, Other? ==
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== References ==
  
There are some&nbsp;indexes&nbsp;for this court. See the above general countywide indexes. To view a list of parishes and their respective probate court jurisdiction, see the "London&nbsp;Probate Jurisdictions by Parish"&nbsp;on the main page for&nbsp;London Probate Records.
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England Gotoarrow.png London Probate Records Gotoarrow.png Middlesex Probate Records Gotoarrow.png Court of the Deanery of the Arches of London, Croydon, Shoreham

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 or visit the Guildhall Library or, hire a professional record searcher to view these records on your behalf. Officials may send upon request a list of record searchers.
4. Or, you can visit TheFamily 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 family history centers near you.

Indexes

The Court of the Deanery of the Arches of London, Croydon, Shoreham (Peculiar of the Archbishop of Canterbury probate records is well-covered with the following indexes:

Online Indexes

Here is an online index to the Deanery of Croydon and Shoreham at The National Archives at no cost.

Printed and Published Indexes

  • A comprehensive will and admon index to London (including Greater L.) for the years covering 1750-1858, and for surnames beginning with "A-F", is Dr David Wright's London Probate Index on CDs and are available for purchase. He will provide a search service in his index of surnames, "G-Z" at a set fee.

Original Handwritten Indexes:

There are "typed script" indexes at the Society of Genealogists and at The National Archives at Kew, in Richmond Surrey for all years, 1620-1780

Manuscript indexes exist at the Lambeth Palace Library.

Microfilmed Indexes at the Family History Library:

  • The manuscript indexes of the original (unregistered) wills and the registered wills are on microfilm at The Family History Library covering all years from 1620 to 1780; 1832. 
  •  These may be viewed at the Family History Library and may be circulated to any one of its satellite Family History Centers.

Records

Archive Locations

Lambeth Palace Library
Lambeth Palace Road
London SE1 7JU
Tel: + 44 (0)20 7898 1400
Fax: + 44 (0)20 7928 7932
E-mail: lpl.staff@c-of-e.org.uk
Post: The Librarian, Lambeth Palace Library, London, SE1 7JU, UK

Centre for Kentish Studies
Sessions House
County Hall
Maidstone
Kent
ME14 1XQ

Archive Records

To access these records, either write to or visit the above address.


Deanery of The Arches of London

Original Wills 1624-1777

Registered Wills 1664-1821, 1841

Calendars (first-letter-of-surname index) 1672-1837

Caveat Books 1664-1831

Bonds & Warrants 1663-1781 (Bonds Alpha Arranged)

Original Wills, Inventories & Bonds 1620-1780; 1832

Probate & Administration Act Books 1664-1841


Deaneries of Croydon and Shoreham

Registered Wills 1664-1685; Arches, Croydon & Shoreham 1685-1841

Original Wills, Inventories & Bonds 1602, 1614-1841

Probate & Administration Act Books 1629-1841

Caveat Books 1664-1831

Family History Library Records

Here is a breakdown of those probate records for this court which are held at The Family History Library. These are on microfilm and they may be accessed at the Library or they may be circulated to any of its satelite Family History Centers worldwide.

Deanery of The Arches of London

Original Wills 1624-1777

Index to Testamentary & other records for London 1620-1780; 1832 

Act Book 1664-1832 

Caveat Books 1664-1825

Bonds & Warrants 1663-1781 Bonds are alpha arranged

Inventories & Bonds 1620-1780; 1832


Deaneries of Croydon and Shoreham

Calendar to Inventories (no years given)

Registered Wills 1664-1821; 1841 

Original Wills, 1602, 1614-1841

Inventories & Bonds 1664-1734

Bonds & Warrants 1665-1816

Caveat Books 1664-1825

Act Book 1664-1832

Jurisdiction

Probate records of the Court of the Deanery of the Arches of London, Croydon, Shoreham (Peculiar of the Archbishop of Canterbury) held jurisdiction over an extensive region of Middlesex, London, Surrey, and Kent (some in and outside of what is considered Greater London). Most testators in this jurisdiction filed their wills with the Prerogative Court of Canterbury between 1750 to 1858.[1] The following 13 parishes lay within the City of London. These thirteen (city) parishes include:


This court also held concurrent jurisdiction over the following Middlesex parishes:

  • Harrow-on-the-Hill with Pinner
  • Hayes with Norwood 


And the Court held concurrent jurisdiction over the following Surrey (London) parishes as well:

  • Croydon
  • Newington St Mary
  • Newington Trinity Church
  • Putney
  • Walworth St Peter
  • Wimbledon

References

  1. Cliff Webb, My Ancestors were Londoners: A Guide to London Sources for Family Historians (London: Society of Genealogists, 2009), 35.