Court of the Peculiar of the Dean of Windsor

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Jurisdiction

Windsor is a 'royal peculiar' subject only to the crown. This court had jurisdiction "in the freehold of the College within the Lower Ward of Windsor Castle."[1]  Wills proven through this court would have been for the Deans, Canons and other staff of the College of St. George at Windsor Castle.

Records

The original records are held at the Aerary, St. George's Chapel, Windsor Castle. They include:

  • Original and copy wills, etc., 1396-1638
  • Register copy wills, etc., 1662-1735

The records have not yet been microfilmed and are not available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City.

Indexes

The original and copy wills (only 18 in number) have been abstracted in "The Manuscripts of St. George's Chapel" by Canon J. N. Dalton (1957). FHL book 942.29/W2 H25b no. 11.


  1. Camp, Anthony J. "Wills and Their Whereabouts." London: the author, 1974. FHL book 942 S2wa, page 5.