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The original records are deposited at:  
The original records are deposited at:  
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Revision as of 20:14, 4 December 2009

England Gotoarrow.png Oxfordshire Probate Records, Berkshire 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 Buckinghamshire Record Office (see below address and contact information), 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.


Online Index

Here is a partial index to Oxfordshire wills from 1550-1590 online.

Printed Indexes

The Oxfordshire Record Society has published a probate index covering the years 1547-1856 (Langford probates may not go as late as this time period), entitled Index to the probate records of the courts of the bishop and archdeacon of Oxford, 1733-1857, c1997 (see the heading below, "Indexes in The Family History Library")

Indexes at The Family History Library

The Records

Archive Location

The original records are deposited at:

The Centre for Buckinghamshire Studies at Aylesbury 

County Hall

Walton Street


Buckinghamshire HP20 1UU


Tel: 44 (0)1296 382587

E-mail: archives@buckscc.gov.uk

Their Website

Probate Records of This Court Held in This Archive

The records held there include:

  • Filed Wills 1553-1835
  • Register Wills & Administrations (Admons) 1698-1733 (also see Banbury)
  • Inventories (see Banbury)

Probate Records of This Court In The Family History Library

Some records have been microfilmed and made available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City and through its satellite  family history centers. They include:


This peculiar court held jurisdiction over the following parishes:

  • Dorchester (and Abbey)
  • Benson
  • Chiselhampton
  • Clifton Hampden
  • Drayton St Leonard
  • Marsh Baldon
  • Nettlebed
  • Pishill
  • Stadhampton
  • Toot Baldon
  • Warborough


This court is a Peculiar of the Archbishop of Canterbury.