Court of the Peculiar of the Dean of Salisbury
This court was also known as the Court of the Peculiar of the Dean of Sarum.
Indexes are included with the original and mircofilmed records as listed above.
The following index is also available at the Wiltshire Record Office, and the Family History Library:
- Index to the probate records for the parishes of Mere and Swallowcliffe in Wiltshire, England, 1692-1858 (from the records of the Peculiar Court of the Dean of Sarum)
The original records are deposited at the Wiltshire Record Office in Trowbridge, England. They include:
- Register copy wills, etc., 1538-1649, 1706-1730, 1770-1806
- Original wills, administrations, and inventories, 1558-1857
Family History Library Records
Records have been microfilmed and are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City and through family history centers. They include:
- Wills, original and registered of the peculiar court of the Dean and parish of Sarum, Wiltshire, 1560-1857
- Probate records, 1607-1694
- Wills, 1583-1806
- Miscellaneous wills of Wiltshire, 1540-1809
This court had jurisdiction in the following places in Wiltshire:
It also had secondary jurisdiction over the parishes of Monkton Wyld and Sarum.
This court also had jurisdiction over the following places in Berkshire:
This court also had jurisdiction over the following places in Dorset:
In addition, during triennail inhibition, it had jurisdiction over the parishes otherwise in the jurisdiction of the Dean and Canons of Windsor, the Lord Warden of Savernake Forest and the Prebendal Peculiars in Wiltshire, and Faringdon in Berkshire. It's jurisdiction was uninhibited.