Court of the Peculiar of Little Hereford & Ashford Carbonell

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England Gotoarrow.pngHerefordshire Probate RecordsBreconshire Probate Records

Step By Step

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 The National Library of Wales (see contact information below), 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.


Online Indexes

Here are two links to wills online for Herefordshire:

Printed Indexes

Miscellanea Genealogica et Heraldica, Series 5,vol. 4 Index to Wills Proved in the Court of the Bishop of Hereford 1444-1578

Index to wills proved in the Bishop's Court of Hereford 1442-1579, by Stephen J. Kelsey

Index to wills proved in the Bishop's Court of Hereford Before the Commonwealth Period 1601-1656 by Stephen J. Kelsey

Indexes in The Family History Library

The original and microfilmed records include indexes. The Family History Library has film copies of the following indexes:

The Records

Archive Locations

The National Library of Wales


Cardiganshire SY23 3BU


Tel 44 (0)1970 632 800

Fax 44 (0)1970 615 709



Probate Records of This Court Held in This Archive

Original Wills 1662-1857

Registered Wills1662-1858  

Probate Records of This Court Held in The Family History Library

Registered Wills 1662-1858

Original Wills 1662-1857

Death Duty Register for Abstracts of Administrations and Probates of Wills 1796-1811

Probate Indexes & Abstracts 1670-1858

Archive Records

Add information about the manuscript, printed and digital records in this location.


This peculiar (special) court held jurisdiction over the Herefordshire parish of Little Hereford and the Shropshire parish of Ashford Carbonell. This court was independent of the Court of the Bishop of Hereford.