Court of the Peculiar of the Dean of Salisbury

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According to Wills and Their whereabouts by Anthony J. Camp, This court had jurisdiction in the following area: Boyden, Heytesbury, Hill  Deverill, Horningsham, Knook, Mere, Ramsbury, Salisbury Close and Swallowcliffe in Wiltshire. Also during triennail inhibition the parishes in the jurisdiction of the Dean and Canons of Windsor, the Lord Warden of Savernake Forest and the Prebendal Peculiars. It's jurisdiction was uninhibited.

This court had secondary jurisdiction over the parishes of Monkton Wyld and Sarum. Sarum is a court in the county of Wiltshire and is also known as Salisbury.


The Family History Library has copies of the following records on film. Films can be view in a family history center.

Wills, original and registered of the peculiar court of the Dean and parish of Sarum, Wiltshire, 1560-1857

Miscellaneous wills of Wiltshire, 1540-1809


Indexes for various years before 1858

Index to wills and administrations 1540-1809