Court of the Peculiar of the Bishop of Exeter
England Devonshire Probate Records
For an explanation of probate records in England, click here.
Step By Step
Follow these steps to look for a probate record before 1858:
1. Discover when and where your ancestor died. If you don’t know, use the approximate date and place where they lived.
2. Go to the Court Jurisdictions section below.
3. Click a letter or span of letters for your place. This opens an article showing a table of places and the courts that had jurisdiction over them.
4. Follow the steps at the top of the table to search for a will.
Published and Printed Indexes
Family History Library Records
The Family History Library has copies of the original and registered wills.