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[Return to the [[Essex Probate Records|Essex Probate Records]] page.]
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Return to the [[Essex Probate Records|Essex Probate Records]] page.  
  
== Historical Background and Parishes ==
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== Step By Step ==
  
Probate records of the Archbishop of Canterbury in the Peculiar of the Deanery of Bocking were once held in the Chelmsford Cathedral Registry. After the setup of civil courts by act of Parliament in 1858, they were removed to Somerset House, London in 1858. In 1958, the wills of this court were transferred back to Chelmsford to the County Hall, where they reside today.
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1. First search each index (see below) to help you more quickly find the will, writing down each detail cited in the indexed entry.<br>2. Proceed to "Records" (below) to determine what probate records exist for this court.<br>3. Contact or visit the Essex County Record Office or,&nbsp;hire a professional record searcher to view these records on your behalf. Officials may send upon request a list of record searchers.<br>4. Or, you can visit The Family History Library or, one of its 4,500 satellite family history centers worldwide and search indexes to probate records;&nbsp;then with the information obtained from the index[es] you can search more quickly the&nbsp;original wills and admons also&nbsp;on microfilm via any&nbsp;[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers|centers]]&nbsp;near you.
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== Indexes  ==
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==== Online Indexes<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1238436633960_611" />  ====
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A general will index for Essex County is available [http://seax.essexcc.gov.uk/default.asp online].&nbsp;This single index consolidates Essex county wills of the various probate court jurisdictions, including the various smaller Peculiar Court jurisdictions into one database.
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==== Printed and Published Indexes  ====
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If the indexes on the Internet do not produce possible wills for your ancestors,&nbsp;look in the '''published indexes '''listed here.
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The Essex County Record Office compiled and published a complete surname index covering wills and administrations from&nbsp;eight Essex County probate courts including this court.&nbsp; The index is available in three volumes at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City:
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*Emmison, F. G., ed.&nbsp; ''[Index to] Wills at Chelmsford''.&nbsp; London: s.n., 1961,&nbsp;by the British Record Society.&nbsp; (FHL book {{FHL|247479|title-id|disp=942 B4b}} vols. 78, 79 &amp; 84; also on microfilms 0962739 and 0962740, and on microfiche 6073796, 6073797, and 6073802.)
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The following are original handwritten indexes:
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Indexes--including calendars, indexes and act books to probate records of this court&nbsp;exist as follows:
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*Calendar of Wills &amp; Admons:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 1608-1810
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*Index, Registered &amp; Unregistered Wills:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;1538-1711
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*Probate &amp; Admon Act Books:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 1660-1857
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*Indexes, Probate &amp; Admons Acts:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 1660-1762
  
These records date from 1627 to 1857.
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=== Parishes  ===
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Other handwritten&nbsp;indexes&nbsp;are&nbsp;listed below in the&nbsp;"Indexes" section.&nbsp; Click on the court name links on the'''"Essex County Probate Records"&nbsp;'''home[[Essex_Probate_Records|page]].
  
The parishes which comprise this probate jurisdiction include the following:
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One comprehensive index exists for all&nbsp;Essex&nbsp;County court jurisdictions; see "Online Indexes" above to use it.<br>
  
*Bocking
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Visit the Essex County&nbsp;{{FHL|247479|title-id|disp=Archives}}&nbsp;to determine availability their complete collection of records for this court jurisdiction.
*Borley
 
*Hamlet of Little Coggeshall
 
*Latchingdon
 
*Milton in Prittlewell
 
*Runsell in Danbury
 
*Southchurch
 
*Stisted
 
  
== Probate Indexes  ==
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The following are microfilmed indexes at the Family History Library:
  
Before&nbsp;looking for a will, you should search an index.  
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Original (Unregistered) Wills and Registered Wills as well as extant indexes for this court are available on microfilm at the Family History Library and may be circulated to each of its satellite Family History Centers (see Court of the Peculiar of the Deanry of Bocking), or go to Family History Library Catalog entry for this {{FHL|277892|title-id|disp=court}}.  
  
=== Online Indexes  ===
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*Emmison, F. G., ed.&amp;nbsp; ''[Index to] Wills at Chelmsford''.&amp;nbsp; London: s.n., 1961,&amp;nbsp;by the British Record Society.&amp;nbsp; (see FHL book {{FHL|247479|title-id|disp=942 B4b}} vols. 78, 79 &amp;amp; 84; also on {{FHL|247479|title-id|disp=microfilms 0962739 and 0962740}}, and on {{FHL|247479|title-id|disp=microfiche 6073796, 6073797, and 6073802}}.)
  
A general will index for Essex County is available [http://seax.essexcc.gov.uk/default.asp online].&nbsp; This single index consolidates just about all Essex county wills of the various probate court jurisdictions into one database.
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== Records  ==
  
=== Printed Indexes ===
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==== Archives Location ====
  
If the indexes on the Internet do not produce possible wills for your ancestors,&nbsp;look in the '''published indexes '''listed here.
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Essex Record Office <br>Archives &amp; Museums<br>Wharf Road <br>Chelmsford CM12 6YT<br>Telephone (01245) 244644<br>E-mail: [mailto:ero.enquiry@essexcc.gov.uk ero.enquiry@essexcc.gov.uk]&nbsp;  
  
The Essex County Record Office compiled and published a complete surname index covering wills and administrations from eight Essex County probate courts including this court.&nbsp; The index is available in three volumns at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City:
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[http://www.essexcc.gov.uk/vip8/ecc/ECCWebsite/dis/gui.jsp?channelOid=13813&guideOid=14783 Website]: Essex County Record Office  
  
*Emmison, F. G., ed.&nbsp; ''[Index to] Wills at Chelmsford''.&nbsp; London: s.n., 1961,&nbsp;by the British Record Society.&nbsp; (FHL book [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=247479&disp=Wills+at+Chelmsford+%28Essex+and+East+He%20%20&columns=*,0,0 942 B4b] vols. 78, 79 &amp; 84; also on microfilms 0962739 and 0962740, and on microfiche 6073796, 6073797, and 6073802.)&nbsp;
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==== Archive Records  ====
  
== Searching for probates in this [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=300004&disp=Probate+records%2C+1627%2D1857%20%20&columns=*,0,0 court]<br> ==
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Add information about the manuscript, printed and digital records in this location.  
  
CALENDARS<br>1627-1857  
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Calendars<br>1627-1857  
  
REGISTERED COPY WILLS <br>1771-1857  
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Registered Copy Wills <br>1771-1857  
  
ORIGINAL WILLS <br>
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Original Wills 1627-1857 <br>  
  
1627-1857 <br>REGISTERED WILLS
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Inventories 1730-1760
  
1771-1857
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Administration Bonds, Warrants 1665--1682; 1722-1738; 1756-1853<br>
  
INVENTORIES
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==== Family History Library Records  ====
  
1730-1760
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You can access these records by visiting this library or any of its 4,500 satelite Family History Centers worldwide.
  
ADMINISTRATION BONDS, WARRANTS
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{{FHL|300004|title-id|disp=Calendars}}<br>1627-1857
  
1665--1682; 1722-1738; 1756-1853<br>
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{{FHL|300004|title-id|disp=Registered Copy Wills}} <br>1771-1857
  
== Indexes<br> ==
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{{FHL|300004|title-id|disp=Original Wills}} 1627-1857 <br>  
  
Original Handwritten Indexes
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{{FHL|300004|title-id|disp=Administration Bonds, Warrants}} 1665--1682; 1722-1738; 1756-1853<br>
  
[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=300004&disp=Probate+records%2C+1627%2D1857%20%20&columns=*,0,0 Calendars] to the Probate Acts of Wills and Administrations (Admons) exist from 1627-1857. Calendars are a kind of index (first letter of the surname only) to the day to day probate court proceedings in which wills and admons (administrations) are processed. <br>
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== Jurisdiction  ==
  
While there is no apparent index for this&nbsp;probate court, it is a small jurisdiction and thus makes checking for wills quite simple.&nbsp; Visit the Essex County&nbsp;[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=247479&disp=Wills+at+Chelmsford+%28Essex+and+East+He%20%20&columns=*,0,0 Archives]&nbsp;at Chelmsford, Essex, England.&nbsp;
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==== Parishes Comprising This Court Jurisdiction  ====
  
==== Microfilmed Indexes at the Family History Library  ====
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*Bocking
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*Borley
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*Hamlet of Little Coggeshall
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*Latchingdon
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*Milton in Prittlewell
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*Runsell in Danbury
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*Southchurch
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*Stisted
  
The above records for this Peculiar probate court&nbsp;are available on microfilm at the Family History Library and may be circulated to each of its satellite Family History Centers (see Archbishop of Canterbury of the Peculiar Court of the Deanry of Bocking), at this&nbsp;Family History Library Catalog&nbsp;[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=300004&disp=Probate+records%2C+1627%2D1857%20%20&columns=*,0,0 page].<br>
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Probate records of the Archbishop of Canterbury in the Peculiar of the Deanery of Bocking were once held in the Chelmsford Cathedral Registry. After the setup of civil courts by act of Parliament in 1858, they were removed to Somerset House, London in 1858. In 1958, the wills of this court were transferred back to Chelmsford to the County Hall, where they reside today.  
  
== Strategies, Tips, Other?  ==
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These records date from 1627 to 1857.
  
Always search the other alternative probate courts when a search in this peculiar court proves unsuccessful (see in the alphabetical Parish list on the "Essex County Probate Records" page).
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[[Category:Court_records_of_England]]

Revision as of 02:43, 2 April 2012

Return to the Essex Probate Records page.

Step By Step

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 "Records" (below) to determine what probate records exist for this court.
3. Contact or visit the Essex County 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. Or, 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

Online Indexes

A general will index for Essex County is available online. This single index consolidates Essex county wills of the various probate court jurisdictions, including the various smaller Peculiar Court jurisdictions into one database.

Printed and Published Indexes

If the indexes on the Internet do not produce possible wills for your ancestors, look in the published indexes listed here.

The Essex County Record Office compiled and published a complete surname index covering wills and administrations from eight Essex County probate courts including this court.  The index is available in three volumes at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City:

  • Emmison, F. G., ed.  [Index to] Wills at Chelmsford.  London: s.n., 1961, by the British Record Society.  (FHL book 942 B4b vols. 78, 79 & 84; also on microfilms 0962739 and 0962740, and on microfiche 6073796, 6073797, and 6073802.)

The following are original handwritten indexes:

Indexes--including calendars, indexes and act books to probate records of this court exist as follows:

  • Calendar of Wills & Admons:                  1608-1810
  • Index, Registered & Unregistered Wills:   1538-1711
  • Probate & Admon Act Books:                 1660-1857
  • Indexes, Probate & Admons Acts:           1660-1762


Other handwritten indexes are listed below in the "Indexes" section.  Click on the court name links on the"Essex County Probate Records" homepage.

One comprehensive index exists for all Essex County court jurisdictions; see "Online Indexes" above to use it.

Visit the Essex County Archives to determine availability their complete collection of records for this court jurisdiction.

The following are microfilmed indexes at the Family History Library:

Original (Unregistered) Wills and Registered Wills as well as extant indexes for this court are available on microfilm at the Family History Library and may be circulated to each of its satellite Family History Centers (see Court of the Peculiar of the Deanry of Bocking), or go to Family History Library Catalog entry for this court.

Records

Archives Location

Essex Record Office
Archives & Museums
Wharf Road
Chelmsford CM12 6YT
Telephone (01245) 244644
E-mail: ero.enquiry@essexcc.gov.uk 

Website: Essex County Record Office

Archive Records

Add information about the manuscript, printed and digital records in this location.

Calendars
1627-1857

Registered Copy Wills
1771-1857

Original Wills 1627-1857

Inventories 1730-1760

Administration Bonds, Warrants 1665--1682; 1722-1738; 1756-1853

Family History Library Records

You can access these records by visiting this library or any of its 4,500 satelite Family History Centers worldwide.

Calendars
1627-1857

Registered Copy Wills
1771-1857

Original Wills 1627-1857

Administration Bonds, Warrants 1665--1682; 1722-1738; 1756-1853

Jurisdiction

Parishes Comprising This Court Jurisdiction

  • Bocking
  • Borley
  • Hamlet of Little Coggeshall
  • Latchingdon
  • Milton in Prittlewell
  • Runsell in Danbury
  • Southchurch
  • Stisted

Probate records of the Archbishop of Canterbury in the Peculiar of the Deanery of Bocking were once held in the Chelmsford Cathedral Registry. After the setup of civil courts by act of Parliament in 1858, they were removed to Somerset House, London in 1858. In 1958, the wills of this court were transferred back to Chelmsford to the County Hall, where they reside today.

These records date from 1627 to 1857.