Court of the Peculiar of Gillingham
This court is a royal peculiar.
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 Wiltshire 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.
Address Wiltshire and Swindon Archives, Cocklebury Road, Chippenham, SN15 3QN
Telephone (01249) 705500
Microfilm of original at Wiltshire County Record Office.
Family History Library Records
Church of England. Royal Peculiar Court (Gillingham) Miscellaneous testamentary documents, 1609-1794 Probate 1609-1794
This jurisdiction extended to the parishes of Gillingham (including the chapelries of Milton on Stour and Bourton) and Mortcombe, Dorset