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For an explanation of probate records in England, click [[England Probate Records|here]]  
 
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The following article is about probate records in the county of Devon. For an explanation of probate records in England, click [[England Probate Records|here]]. <br>
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== Step By Step&nbsp;  ==
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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.
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2. Proceed to the "Probate Records in This Archive" (below) to determine what original probate records exist for this court.
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3. Contact or visit the Westcountry&nbsp;Local Studies Library or,&nbsp;the Devonshire 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.
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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 [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/FHC/frameset_fhc.asp centers]&nbsp;near you.
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This court had jurisdiction over the following parishes.  
 
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Revision as of 17:11, 4 January 2010

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For an explanation of probate records in England, click here

The following article is about probate records in the county of Devon. For an explanation of probate records in England, click here.

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 in This Archive" (below) to determine what original probate records exist for this court.

3. Contact or visit the Westcountry Local Studies Library or, the Devonshire 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

Calendars of wills and administrations relating to the counties of Devon and Cornwall : proved in the Court of the principal registry of the Bishop of Exeter, 1559-1799. And of Devon only, proved in the Court of the Archdeaconry of Exeter, 1540-1799.

Records

Virtually all records for this court were destroyed in 1942, but don't give up until you have searched the manuscript collections and all other possible courts. These include:

Copies of some post-1796 probates may have been deposited in the Estate Duty Registers.

Jurisdiction

This court had jurisdiction over the following parishes.

Bishopsnympton Bishopsteignton Chudleigh Crediton
Kennerleigh Landkey Marldon Morchard Bishop
Newport Paignton Sandford Stoke Gabriel
Swimbridge Bishop's Tawton West Teignmouth .