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''[[England]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Somerset]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Somerset Probate Records]]''  
 
''[[England]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Somerset]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Somerset Probate Records]]''  
  
== Jurisdiction ==
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== Step By Step ==
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1. First [https://www.familysearch.org/ search] each index (see below) to help you more quickly find the will, writing down each detail cited in the indexed entry.
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2. Proceed to "Records" (below) to determine what probate records exist for this court. Also see "Probate Records of This Court in The Family History Library".
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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.
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4. 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 then with the information obtained from the index[es] you can search more quickly the original wills and admons also on microfilm via any [[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers|centers]] near you.
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== Indexes  ==
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==== Online Index  ====
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Here is an [http://www1.somerset.gov.uk/archives/Catalogs.htm online index of Somersetshire wills 1796-1857] 
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==== Printed and Published Indexes ====
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Also try the following indexes at the Family History Library:
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{{FHL|701562|title-id|disp=Estate Duty Wills 1805-1811}}
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{{FHL|346690|title-id|disp=Estate Duty Wills Index 1812-1857}}
  
This was a peculiar probate court for the manor of Banwell.  It had jurisdiction over the parish of Banwell only.
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{{FHL|534228|title-id|disp=Death Duty Registers of Abstracts of Administrations and Probates of Wills 1796-1811}}
  
 
== Records  ==
 
== Records  ==
  
=== ''Important Note:''  ===
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==== ''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.  
 
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.  
  
=== Surviving Records ===
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==== Archives Location ====
  
 
The surviving original records are deposited at:  
 
The surviving original records are deposited at:  
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[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]  
 
[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]  
  
These include:
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==== Archive Records  ====
  
*Index to wills and administrations, 1753-1774
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Add information about the manuscript, printed and digital records in this location.
*Probate and administration act books, 1662-1741 &nbsp;
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*Wills&nbsp;1675-1857
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*Administrations, 1674-1852
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==== Family History Library Records  ====
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The [[Family History Library|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)]].
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{{FHL|701562|title-id|disp=Estate Duty Wills 1805-1811}}
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{{FHL|346690|title-id|disp=Estate Duty Wills Index 1812-1857}}
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{{FHL|534228|title-id|disp=Death Duty Register for Abstracts of Administrations and Probates of Wills 1796-1811}}
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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)]].
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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  ==
  
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)]].  
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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.  
  
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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Revision as of 20:40, 15 December 2011

England Gotoarrow.png Somerset Gotoarrow.png Somerset Probate Records

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. 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 

Printed and Published Indexes

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

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

Archive Records

Add information about the manuscript, printed and digital records in this location.

  • Wills 1675-1857
  • Administrations, 1674-1852

Family History Library Records

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).

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.