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== Indexes  ==
 
== Indexes  ==
 
== Records  ==
 
 
=== ''Important Note:''  ===
 
 
The records of this court, which were deposited at the Probate Registry at Exeter, were destroyed by enemy action during World War II.  The following is information on the few records that survive.
 
 
==== Archives Location   ====
 
 
The surviving original records are deposited at:
 
 
[http://www.somerset.gov.uk/archives/ Somerset Record Office]'''<br>'''Obridge Road<br>Taunton TA2 7PU<br>England<br>Tel: (0)1823 278805<br>Email: [mailto:archives@somerset.gov.uk archives@somerset.gov.uk]
 
 
==== Probate Records of This Court Held In This Archive  ====
 
 
Index to wills and administrations, 1753-1774
 
 
==== Probate Records of This Court in The Family History Library  ====
 
 
The [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/FHL/frameset_library.asp Family History Library] has very few original probate records for Somerset on microfilm.&nbsp; Most of the what the library has is various&nbsp;volumes of published abstracts.&nbsp; See the information found in the article on the [[Court of the Bishop of Bath & Wells (Episcopal Consistory)]].
 
 
==== Others  ====
 
 
The [http://www.sog.org.uk/index.shtml Society of Genealogists] in London has copies of published abstracts of wills and other probate documents for Somerset.&nbsp; To see a list of titles, search their [http://62.32.98.6/S10312UKStaff/OPAC/index.asp library catalogue] for the Subject of "Somerset - General:Wills."<br>
 
  
 
==== Online Index  ====
 
==== Online Index  ====
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=== ''Important Note:''  ===
 
=== ''Important Note:''  ===
  
The records of the Consistory Court of the Dean of Wells, which were all deposited at the Probate Registry at Exeter,&nbsp;were destroyed by enemy action during World War II.&nbsp; The following is information on&nbsp;the few records&nbsp;that survive.  
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The records of this court,&nbsp;which were deposited at the Probate Registry at Exeter,&nbsp;were destroyed by enemy action during World War II.&nbsp; The following is information on&nbsp;the few records&nbsp;that survive.
  
 
==== Archives Location  ====
 
==== Archives Location  ====
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These include:  
 
These include:  
  
*Probate and administration&nbsp;act books, 1662-1771, 1812-1846&nbsp;
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*Wills&nbsp;1675-1857
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*Administrations, 1674-1852
  
 
==== Probate Records of This Court In The Family History Library  ====
 
==== Probate Records of This Court In The Family History Library  ====
  
The [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/FHL/frameset_library.asp Family History Library] has very few original probate records for Somerset on microfilm and none for this court. See also the information found in the article on the [[Court of the Bishop of Bath & Wells (Episcopal Consistory)]].&nbsp;
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The [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/FHL/frameset_library.asp Family History Library] has very few original probate records for Somerset on microfilm and none for this court. See also the information found in the article on the [[Court of the Bishop of Bath & Wells (Episcopal Consistory)]].  
  
 
[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno=701562&disp=Index+of+Somerset+Estate+Duty+Office+wil++ Estate Duty Wills 1805-1811]  
 
[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno=701562&disp=Index+of+Somerset+Estate+Duty+Office+wil++ Estate Duty Wills 1805-1811]  
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[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno=534228&disp=Death+duty+register+for+abstracts+of+adm++ Death Duty Register for Abstracts of Administrations and Probates of Wills 1796-1811]  
 
[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno=534228&disp=Death+duty+register+for+abstracts+of+adm++ Death Duty Register for Abstracts of Administrations and Probates of Wills 1796-1811]  
  
See&nbsp;the information found in the article on the [[Court of the Bishop of Bath & Wells (Episcopal Consistory)|Court of the Bishop of Bath&nbsp;&amp; Wells (Episcopal Consistory)]].  
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See the information found in the article on the [[Court of the Bishop of Bath & Wells (Episcopal Consistory)|Court of the Bishop of Bath &amp; Wells (Episcopal Consistory)]].  
  
 
==== Other  ====
 
==== Other  ====
  
The [http://www.sog.org.uk/index.shtml Society of Genealogists] in London has copies of published abstracts of wills and other probate documents for Somerset.&nbsp; To see a list of titles, search their [http://62.32.98.6/S10312UKStaff/OPAC/index.asp library catalogue] for the Subject of "Somerset - General:Wills."  
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The [http://www.sog.org.uk/index.shtml Society of Genealogists] in London has copies of published abstracts of wills and other probate documents for Somerset. To see a list of titles, search their [http://62.32.98.6/S10312UKStaff/OPAC/index.asp library catalogue] for the Subject of "Somerset - General:Wills."  
  
 
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== Jurisdiction  ==
 
== Jurisdiction  ==
  
This was a peculiar probate court for the manor of Banwell.&nbsp; It had jurisdiction over the parish of Banwell only. ''[[England]]&nbsp;[[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Somerset]]&nbsp;[[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Somerset Probate Records]]''  
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This was a peculiar probate court for the manor of Banwell.&nbsp; It had jurisdiction over the parish of Banwell only.
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&nbsp;''[[England]]&nbsp;[[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Somerset]]&nbsp;[[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Somerset Probate Records]]''  
  
 
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Revision as of 17:47, 14 December 2009

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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 the "Probate Records Held in This Archive" (below) to determine what original probate records exist for this court. Also see "Probate Records of This Court in The Family History Library".

3. Contact or visit the Somersetshire 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

Online Index

Here is an online index of Somersetshire wills 1796-1857 

Indexes at the Family History Library

Also try the following indexes at the Family History Library:

Estate Duty Wills 1805-1811

Estate Duty Wills Index 1812-1857

Death Duty Registers of Abstracts of Administrations and Probates of Wills 1796-1811

The Records

Important Note:

The records of this court, which were deposited at the Probate Registry at Exeter, were destroyed by enemy action during World War II.  The following is information on the few records that survive.

Archives Location

The surviving original records are deposited at:

Somerset Record Office
Obridge Road
Taunton TA2 7PU
England
Tel: (0)1823 278805
Email: archives@somerset.gov.uk

Probate Records of This Court Held in This Archive

These include:

  • Wills 1675-1857
  • Administrations, 1674-1852

Probate Records of This Court In The Family History Library

The Family History Library has very few original probate records for Somerset on microfilm and none for this court. See also the information found in the article on the Court of the Bishop of Bath & Wells (Episcopal Consistory).

Estate Duty Wills 1805-1811

Estate Duty Wills Index 1812-1857

Death Duty Register for Abstracts of Administrations and Probates of Wills 1796-1811

See the information found in the article on the Court of the Bishop of Bath & Wells (Episcopal Consistory).

Other

The Society of Genealogists in London has copies of published abstracts of wills and other probate documents for Somerset. To see a list of titles, search their library catalogue for the Subject of "Somerset - General:Wills."


Jurisdiction

This was a peculiar probate court for the manor of Banwell.  It had jurisdiction over the parish of Banwell only.

 England Gotoarrow.png Somerset Gotoarrow.png Somerset Probate Records