Court of the Peculiar of the Dean and Chapter of Lichfield
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:
It also had some early jurisdiction in the Peak Forest in Derbyshire.
This court also held concurrent jurisdiction in the Staffordshire parishes of:
This court also had jurisdiction in the Warwickshire parishes of Arley and Edgbaston.
The original records are deposited at the Lichfield Record Office. They include:
- Original wills, 1510-1858
- Inventories, 1568-1680
- Original wills, administrations, and inventories, from various Peculiar Courts (including the Dean and Chapter of Lichfield)
- Probate inventories of Lichfield and district, 1568-1680
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.