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== The Records  ==
=== Archives Location  ===
The East Sussex Record Office
The Maltings
Castle Precincts
East Sussex BN7 1YT
Tel 44-(0)1273 482349
E-Mail: [] &nbsp;
[ Website]
=== Probate Records of This Court Held In This Archive  ===
These records include:
Original Wills&nbsp;1588-1681; 1750-1773
Administrations (Admons) 1751-1857 (Admons are added in with Registered Wills after 1714)
Registered Copy Wills&nbsp;1682-1858
Indexes 1588-1660; 1682-1858
=== Probate Records of This Court In The Family History Library  ===
These have been microfilmed and are available at the [ Family History Library] in Salt Lake City and through [ family history centers].&nbsp; They include:
[*%2C0%2C0&titleno=173636&disp=Probate+records++ Original Wills &amp; Administrations (Admons) 1588-1858]
[*%2C0%2C0&titleno=173636&disp=Probate+records++ Registered Wills &amp; Admons 1588-1858]
[*%2C0%2C0&titleno=173636&disp=Probate+records++ Inventories and Bonds 1730-1836]
[*%2C0%2C0&titleno=173636&disp=Probate+records++ Caveat Book 1728-1858]
[*%2C0%2C0&titleno=173636&disp=Probate+records++ Compotus Rolls 1722-1723]
[*%2C0%2C0&titleno=173636&disp=Probate+records++ Index to Original Wills 1588-1858]
[*%2C0%2C0&titleno=1195608&disp=Original+wills+for+the+Peculiar+Court+of++ Original Wills 1706-1858]
[*%2C0%2C0&titleno=82267&disp=Wills+and+administrations++ Registered &amp; Original Wills 1520-1858]&nbsp;
[*%2C0%2C0&titleno=82267&disp=Wills+and+administrations++ Bonds Box 1579-1689]
[*%2C0%2C0&titleno=82267&disp=Wills+and+administrations++ Diaries of Wills &amp; Admons 1568-1907]
[*%2C0%2C0&titleno=554366&disp=Probate+records++ Probate Accounts 1610-1686]
[*%2C0%2C0&titleno=554366&disp=Probate+records++ Probate Acts 1537-1553]
[*%2C0%2C0&titleno=554366&disp=Probate+records++ Admon Acts 1576-1578]
[*%2C0%2C0&titleno=554366&disp=Probate+records++ Calendar from Original Bonds 1670-1689] [ E-mail] 
[*%2C0%2C0&titleno=604256&disp=Probate+records++ Original Testaments and Wills 1580-1706]
== The Records  ==
== The Records  ==

Revision as of 14:33, 3 December 2009

Return to the Sussex Probate Records page.

Step By Step[edit | edit source]

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 to the "Probate Records Held in This Archive" (below) to determine what original probate records exist for this court.
3. Contact or visit the Hampshire 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. You can 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[edit | edit source]

The probate collection includes a Calendars and indexes to 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.

Online Indexes[edit | edit source]

This is a website for which you may request a search to be made.

Printed & Manuscript Indexes[edit | edit source]

There is an index from 1670 to 1805 in manuscript form at the archives (see below for address).

The Index Library vol. 64 is an index to these probates from 1516-1670

Microfilmed Indexes at the Family History Library[edit | edit source]

The indexes as listed in the above are also available in the collection of The Family History Library and they are on microfilm and may be circulated to each of its satellite Family History Centers worldwide.

In addition, the Family History Library has a more comprehensive microfilmed Index to Probate Accounts 1572-1711

Calendars of Wills & Admons 1509-1660

Index to Original Wills 1588-1858

Index to Admons 1781-1857

The Records[edit | edit source]

Archives Location[edit | edit source]

The original records are deposited at:

West Sussex County Council

County Hall

West Street


West Sussex PO19 1RQ 


Tel 44-[0]1243 777100 

Jurisdiction[edit | edit source]

This peculiar court held concurrent jurisdiction over the following East Sussex parishes:

  • Chichester All Saints
  • Horsham (part)
  • East Lavant
  • Pagham
  • Patching
  • Slindon
  • Tangmere
  • West Tarring inluding Durrington & Heen