Court of the Peculiar of Isleham and Freckenham
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1. First search each index (see "Indexes" below) to help you more quickly find the will, writing down each detail cited in the indexed entry.
2. Proceed to the "Records" section (below) to determine what probate records exist for this court.
3. Contact or visit the Cambridgeshire Archives and Local Studies 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 the indexes; then with the information obtained from the index[es] you can search more quickly the original wills and admons on microfilm.
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.
Suffolk Record Office--Bury St. Edmunds
77 Raingate Street
Bury St. Edmunds IP33 2AR
Wills 1556-1857 (363 Wills) 
Registered wills and administrations 1613-1636 and 1826-1854
Wills 1556-1841 (78 wills)
Registered wills and administrations 1613-1636 and 1856
- Camp, Anthony J. Wills and Their Whereabouts. London: by author, 1974. Page 130
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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.