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Probate records of this&nbsp;Peculiar Court pertain&nbsp;to not only Havering-atte-Bower, but also Hornchurch and Romford parishes. These parishes&nbsp;comprise the Peculiar Court but the latter two parishes&nbsp;lie&nbsp;within the Liberty of Havering&nbsp;atte Bower.&nbsp;This&nbsp;peculiar court&nbsp;was&nbsp;granted sanction to probate wills within this jurisdiction&nbsp;dating from 1767 to 1839. <br>
 
Probate records of this&nbsp;Peculiar Court pertain&nbsp;to not only Havering-atte-Bower, but also Hornchurch and Romford parishes. These parishes&nbsp;comprise the Peculiar Court but the latter two parishes&nbsp;lie&nbsp;within the Liberty of Havering&nbsp;atte Bower.&nbsp;This&nbsp;peculiar court&nbsp;was&nbsp;granted sanction to probate wills within this jurisdiction&nbsp;dating from 1767 to 1839. <br>
  
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== Location of the Records  ==
 
== Location of the Records  ==
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'''New College'''  
 
'''New College'''  
  
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'''Oxford, OX1'''
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== Starting Your Search in Indexes  ==
 
== Starting Your Search in Indexes  ==
  
A detailed calendar by Francis W. Steer is found at both the essex Record Office and at the Society&nbsp;of Genealogists.&nbsp;
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A detailed calendar by Francis W. Steer is found at both the essex Record Office and at the Society&nbsp;of Genealogists.&nbsp;  
  
 
== Probate Indexes  ==
 
== Probate Indexes  ==
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==== Online Indexes<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1238436633960_611" />  ====
 
==== Online Indexes<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1238436633960_611" />  ====
  
A general will index for Essex County is available [http://seax.essexcc.gov.uk/default.asp online].&nbsp; This single index consolidates Essex county wills of the various probate court jurisdictions, including the various smaller Peculiar Court jurisdictions into one database.  
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A general will index for Essex County is available [http://seax.essexcc.gov.uk/default.asp online].&nbsp; This single index consolidates Essex county wills of the various probate court jurisdictions, including the various smaller Peculiar Court jurisdictions into one database. If searches within this countywide index proves unsuccessful, then be certain to refer to the above (Steer) publication.
  
 
==== Printed Indexes  ====
 
==== Printed Indexes  ====
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The Court of the Peculiar of Good Easter probate records&nbsp;are also well-covered with the following indexes:&nbsp;&nbsp;  
 
The Court of the Peculiar of Good Easter probate records&nbsp;are also well-covered with the following indexes:&nbsp;&nbsp;  
 
==== Original Handwritten Indexes  ====
 
 
The Peculiar Court of Good Easter probate records are indexed, as well as the Prerogative Court of Canterbury during the Civil War period (1649-1660)&nbsp;for the following years:
 
 
1631-1847<br>
 
 
==== Microfilmed Indexes at the Family History Library  ====
 
 
Calendar or Registered and Un-registered Wills and Admons of Good Easter 1631-1847
 
 
Index of Wills and Admons of Havering-atte-Bower 1753-1839.
 
 
This was a Liberty and with the parishes of Hornchurch and Romford, comprised the Peculiar Court of Hornchurch with Havering-atte-Bower. The few records that exist, are held at the archives below. part of Hornchurch parish-- and Registered Wills as well as extant indexes for this court are available on microfilm at the Family History Library and may be circulated to any one&nbsp;of its satellite Family History Centers (see Court of the Peculiar of Good Easter), or go to Family History Library Catalog entry for this court. To view the catalog entry for this court in the Family History Library, please see the Family History Library [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=299985&disp=Probate+records%2C+1618%2D1847%20%20&columns=*,0,0 Catalog].
 
 
Visit the Essex County&nbsp;[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=247479&disp=Wills+at+Chelmsford+%28Essex+and+East+He%20%20&columns=*,0,0 Archives]&nbsp;to determine availability in their complete collection of records for this court jurisdiction.<br>
 
  
 
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ORIGINAL WILLS &amp; ADMINISTRATIONS  
 
ORIGINAL WILLS &amp; ADMINISTRATIONS  
  
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OTHER TESTAMENTARY DOCUMENTS
  
INVENTORIES
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1753-1839 <br>ADMINISTRATIONS
  
1631-1645, 1676-1719, 1746, 1795 <br>
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There are only three known extant admons in this probate court.
  
 
== Strategies, Tips, Other?  ==
 
== Strategies, Tips, Other?  ==

Revision as of 15:19, 7 April 2009

Return to the Essex Probate Records page.

Historical Background

Probate records of this Peculiar Court pertain to not only Havering-atte-Bower, but also Hornchurch and Romford parishes. These parishes comprise the Peculiar Court but the latter two parishes lie within the Liberty of Havering atte Bower. This peculiar court was granted sanction to probate wills within this jurisdiction dating from 1767 to 1839.

 

Location of the Records

These records are held at;

New College

Holywell Street

Oxford, OX1

UK

Starting Your Search in Indexes

A detailed calendar by Francis W. Steer is found at both the essex Record Office and at the Society of Genealogists. 

Probate Indexes

Online Indexes

A general will index for Essex County is available online.  This single index consolidates Essex county wills of the various probate court jurisdictions, including the various smaller Peculiar Court jurisdictions into one database. If searches within this countywide index proves unsuccessful, then be certain to refer to the above (Steer) publication.

Printed Indexes

If the indexes on the Internet do not produce possible wills for your ancestors, look in the published indexes listed here.

The Essex County Record Office compiled and published a complete surname index covering wills and administrations from eight Essex County probate courts including this court.  The index is available in three volumes at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City:

  • Emmison, F. G., ed.  [Index to] Wills at Chelmsford.  London: s.n., 1961, by the British Record Society.  (FHL book 942 B4b vols. 78, 79 & 84; also on microfilms 0962739 and 0962740, and on microfiche 6073796, 6073797, and 6073802.)

Other handwritten indexes are listed below in the "Indexes" section.  Click on the court name links on the "Essex County Probate Records" home page.

The Court of the Peculiar of Good Easter probate records are also well-covered with the following indexes:  

Searching for probates in this court

ORIGINAL WILLS & ADMINISTRATIONS

1767-1839

OTHER TESTAMENTARY DOCUMENTS

1753-1839
ADMINISTRATIONS

There are only three known extant admons in this probate court.

Strategies, Tips, Other?