Court of the Peculiar of Isleham and Freckenham
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Printed and Published Indexes
- Calendar of wills proved in the Archdeaconry Court at Ipswich, 1602-1660 and the Peculiar Court of Isleham and Freckenham, 1649-1731 by FS Baines.
- Index of beneficiaries in wills proved in the Court of the Archdeacon of Sudbury and in the Peculiar of Freckenham (incl. Isleham): from 1847 to 12 Jan. 1858 complied by the Suffolk Family History Society.
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Family History Library
The Family History Library has the following records on film. Films can be view in the library or in a family history center.
Isleham was in the diocese of Ely, Freckenham was in the Diocese of Norwich. They were a Peculiar of the Bishop of Rochester. A few wills of Isleham and Freckenham inhabitants were evidently proved at Norwich, the latter Court claiming jurisdition during Visitations by the Bishop of Norwich. There are also a few within in the Consistory Court of Rochester, and there are register copy wills (1649-1852) and administrations (1662-1851) in the records of the Archdeaconry Court of Huntingdon. 
- Camp, Anthony J. Wills and Their Whereabouts. London: by author, 1974. Page 130.