Court of the Peculiar of Burton upon Trent
Getting Started: Step by Step
The collection on microfilm includes a Calendar of wills, administrations and inventories. A calendar is an index arranged first alphabetically by the beginning letter of a testator's surname and second by date.
The British Index Library has published an index to wills for 1529-1652 for the peculiars deposited at Lichfield including Burton upon Trent. However, it is doubtful that it actually includes Burton upon Trent wills since any surviving records for this period are appearently found in the records of the Court of the Bishop of Lichfield.
The original records are deposited at the Lichfield Record Office. They include:
- Original wills, 1678-1858
Other earlier Burton upon Trent wills are included in the records of the Court of the Bishop of Lichfield.
- Original wills, administrations, and inventories, in various Peculiar Courts (including Burton upon Trent)
This court also had jurisdiction over the Derbyshire parish of Stapenhill and the village of Winshill. Stapenhill is on the border of Derbyshire and Staffordshire and is separated from the borough of Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire, by the River Trent. Winshill, though a township within the parish and borough of Burton on Trent, lies on the Derbyshire side of the river, and north of Stapenhill.