Court of the Peculiar of Milton Abbas

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Dorset Probate Records

The jurisdiction of this court covers the parishes of Milton Abbas & Wooland. According to Wills and their Whereabouts by Anthony J. Camp, some wills were proved in the Archdeaconry Court of Dorset.

Getting Started

1. First search each index (see below) to help you more quickly find the will, writing down each detail cited in the indexed entry.

2. Proceed to the "Probate Records Held in This Archive" (below) to determine what original probate records exist for this court. Also see "Probate Records of This Court in The Family History Library".

3. Contact or visit the The Record Office 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.

Indexes

A calendar of wills and administrations relating to the county of Dorset in the several peculiars, 1660-1799, all now preserved at the probate registry, Blandford 1660-1799

Records

Archive Locations

Archive Records

Family History Library Records

Church of England. Peculiar Court of Milton-Abbas (Dorsetshire) Probate records 1683-1811

Jurisdictions

Parishes of Milton Abbas & Woolland. Some wills were proved in the Archdeaconry Court of Dorset.