Court of the Peculiar of Hartington

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Jurisdiction

This court had primary jurisdiction in the parish of Hartington and chapelry of Earl Sterndale, and in the parishes of Buxton and Winster and the towns or villages of Biggin, Burbage, High Needham, Newham, and Newhaven.  The peculiar was under the superior authority of the Diocese of Lichfield.

Records

The original records are held at the Lichfield Record Office and they include:

  • Original wills, 1752-1858

The records have been microfilmed and are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City and through family history centers.  They include:

Indexes

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 Hartington.  The link is to the Family History Library Catalog.

The British Index Library has published an index to wills for 1529-1652 for the peculiars deposited at Lichfield including Hartington. However, it is doubtful that it actually includes Hartington wills since no records apparently survive for this period.