Court of the Peculiar of the Bishop of Exeter (Episcopal Consistory)

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England Gotoarrow.png Devon Gotoarrow.png Devonshire Probate Records

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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.


Virtually all records were destroyed in 1942. Copies of some may have been deposited in the Estate Duty Registers.


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 .