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1. First search each index (see below) to help you more quickly find the will, writing down each detail cited in the indexed entry.  
 
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 then to the "Probate Records In This Archive" section (see below) to determine what original probate records exist for this court.  
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2. Proceed then to the "Records" section (see below) to determine what probate records exist for this court.  
  
 
3. Contact or visit the Lichfield Record Office (see address below), to hire a professional record searcher to view these records on your behalf, citing information obtained from the indexes (see next heading). Officials may send upon request a list of record searchers.  
 
3. Contact or visit the Lichfield Record Office (see address below), to hire a professional record searcher to view these records on your behalf, citing information obtained from the indexes (see next heading). Officials may send upon request a list of record searchers.  
  
4. You can also visit The Family History Library, or, one of its 4,500 satellite family history centers worldwide and search indexes and wills (see the Family History Library's [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=topicdetails&subject=426796&subject_disp=England%2C+Cheshire+%2D+Probate+records&columns=*,0,0 cataloged entries] providing the microfilm numbers so you can have them circulated to the [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/FHC/frameset_fhc.asp center] near you for searching). The information obtained from the index[es] will help you more quickly search the wills and admons which can also be circulated on microfilm via any family history.
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4. You can also visit The Family History Library, or, one of its 4,500 satellite family history centers worldwide and search indexes and wills (see the Family History Library's [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=topicdetails&subject=426796&subject_disp=England%2C+Cheshire+%2D+Probate+records&columns=*,0,0 cataloged entries] providing the microfilm numbers so you can have them circulated to the [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/FHC/frameset_fhc.asp center] near you for searching). The information obtained from the index[es] will help you more quickly search the wills and admons which can also be circulated on microfilm via any family history.  
  
 
== Indexes  ==
 
== Indexes  ==
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==== Online Indexes ====
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==== Printed and Published Indexes ====
  
 
The collection on microfilm includes a [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno=338212&disp=Original+wills%2C+administrations+and+in++ Calendar of wills, administrations and inventories].  A calendar is an index arranged first alphabetically by the beginning letter of a testator's surname and second by date.    
 
The collection on microfilm includes a [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno=338212&disp=Original+wills%2C+administrations+and+in++ Calendar of wills, administrations and inventories].  A calendar is an index arranged first alphabetically by the beginning letter of a testator's surname and second by date.    
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== The Records  ==
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== Records  ==
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==== Archive Location ====
  
 
The original records are deposited at the [http://www.staffordshire.gov.uk/leisure/archives/LichfieldRecordOffice/ Lichfield Record Office].&nbsp;  
 
The original records are deposited at the [http://www.staffordshire.gov.uk/leisure/archives/LichfieldRecordOffice/ Lichfield Record Office].&nbsp;  
  
=== Probate Records of This Court Held In This Archive  ===
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These records include:  
 
These records include:  
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*Inventories, 1568-1680
 
*Inventories, 1568-1680
  
=== Probate Records of This Court In The Family History Library ===
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==== Family History Library Records ====
  
 
These have been microfilmed and are available at the [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/FHL/frameset_library.asp Family History Library] in Salt Lake City and through [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/FHC/frameset_fhc.asp family history centers].&nbsp; They include:  
 
These have been microfilmed and are available at the [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/FHL/frameset_library.asp Family History Library] in Salt Lake City and through [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/FHC/frameset_fhc.asp family history centers].&nbsp; They include:  
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== Historical Background  ==
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== Jurisdiction ==
  
 
This court was also known as the Court of the Peculiar of the Dean and Chapter of Lichfield (Cathedral).<br>
 
This court was also known as the Court of the Peculiar of the Dean and Chapter of Lichfield (Cathedral).<br>

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Step By Step

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 then to the "Records" section (see below) to determine what probate records exist for this court.

3. Contact or visit the Lichfield Record Office (see address below), to hire a professional record searcher to view these records on your behalf, citing information obtained from the indexes (see next heading). Officials may send upon request a list of record searchers.

4. You can also visit The Family History Library, or, one of its 4,500 satellite family history centers worldwide and search indexes and wills (see the Family History Library's cataloged entries providing the microfilm numbers so you can have them circulated to the center near you for searching). The information obtained from the index[es] will help you more quickly search the wills and admons which can also be circulated on microfilm via any family history.

Indexes

Online Indexes

Printed and Published Indexes

The collection on microfilm includes a Calendar of wills, administrations and inventories.  A calendar is an index arranged first alphabetically by the beginning letter of a testator's surname and second by date.  

The British Index Library has published an index to wills for 1529-1652 for the peculiars deposited at Lichfield including the Dean and Chapter of Lichfield.  The link is to the Family History Library Catalog.


Records

Archive Location

The original records are deposited at the Lichfield Record Office

Archive Records

These records include:

  • Original wills, 1510-1858
  • Inventories, 1568-1680

Family History Library Records

These have been microfilmed and are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City and through family history centers.  They include:


Jurisdiction

This court was also known as the Court of the Peculiar of the Dean and Chapter of Lichfield (Cathedral).

This court had jurisdiction in the Derbyshire parishes of:

  • Ashford
  • Bakewell
  • Baslow
  • Beeley
  • Buxton
  • Chapel-en-le-Frith
  • Chelmorton
  • Fairfield
  • Hope
  • Kniveton
  • Longston
  • Monyash
  • Sheldon
  • Taddington
  • Tideswell
  • Wormhill

It also had some early jurisdiction in the Peak Forest in Derbyshire.

This court also held concurrent jurisdiction in the Staffordshire parishes of:

  • Cannock     
  • Farewell
  • Harborne
  • The Close, Lichfield
  • Rugeley
  • Smethwick

This court also had jurisdiction in the Warwickshire parishes of Arley and Edgbaston.