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== Step By Step  ==
 
== 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.<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;[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/FHC/frameset_fhc.asp centers]&nbsp;near you.  
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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.  
  
 
== Indexes  ==
 
== Indexes  ==
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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:  
 
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:  
  
*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.)
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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.)
  
 
The following are original handwritten indexes:  
 
The following are original handwritten indexes:  
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*Indexes, Probate &amp; Admons Acts:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 1660-1762
 
*Indexes, Probate &amp; Admons Acts:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 1660-1762
  
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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[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Essex_Probate_Records page].  
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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]].  
  
One comprehensive index exists for all&nbsp;Essex&nbsp;County court jurisdictions; see "Online Indexes" above to use it.<br>
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One comprehensive index exists for all&nbsp;Essex&nbsp;County court jurisdictions; see "Online Indexes" above to use it.<br>  
  
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;to determine availability their complete collection of records for this court jurisdiction.  
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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.  
  
 
The following are microfilmed indexes at the Family History Library:  
 
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 [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=277892&disp=Probate+records+for+the+court+of+the+Arc%20%20&columns=*,0,0 court].  
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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}}.  
  
*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 [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;amp; 84; also on [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 microfilms 0962739 and 0962740], and on [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 microfiche 6073796, 6073797, and 6073802].)
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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}}.)
  
 
== Records  ==
 
== Records  ==
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[http://www.essexcc.gov.uk/vip8/ecc/ECCWebsite/dis/gui.jsp?channelOid=13813&guideOid=14783 Website]: Essex County Record Office  
 
[http://www.essexcc.gov.uk/vip8/ecc/ECCWebsite/dis/gui.jsp?channelOid=13813&guideOid=14783 Website]: Essex County Record Office  
  
==== Archive Records ====
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==== Archive Records ====
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Calendars<br>1627-1857  
 
Calendars<br>1627-1857  
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Registered Copy Wills <br>1771-1857  
 
Registered Copy Wills <br>1771-1857  
  
Original Wills 1627-1857 <br>
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Original Wills 1627-1857 <br>  
  
 
Inventories 1730-1760  
 
Inventories 1730-1760  
  
Administration Bonds, Warrants 1665--1682; 1722-1738; 1756-1853<br>
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Administration Bonds, Warrants 1665--1682; 1722-1738; 1756-1853<br>  
  
==== Family History Library Records ====
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==== Family History Library Records ====
  
 
You can access these records by visiting this library or any of its 4,500 satelite Family History Centers worldwide.  
 
You can access these records by visiting this library or any of its 4,500 satelite Family History Centers worldwide.  
  
[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno=300004&disp=Probate+records%2C+1627-1857++ Calendars]<br>1627-1857  
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{{FHL|300004|title-id|disp=Calendars}}<br>1627-1857  
  
[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno=300004&disp=Probate+records%2C+1627-1857++ Registered Copy Wills] <br>1771-1857  
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{{FHL|300004|title-id|disp=Registered Copy Wills}} <br>1771-1857  
  
[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno=300004&disp=Probate+records%2C+1627-1857++ Original Wills] 1627-1857 <br>
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{{FHL|300004|title-id|disp=Original Wills}} 1627-1857 <br>  
  
[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno=300004&disp=Probate+records%2C+1627-1857++ Administration Bonds, Warrants] 1665--1682; 1722-1738; 1756-1853<br>
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{{FHL|300004|title-id|disp=Administration Bonds, Warrants}} 1665--1682; 1722-1738; 1756-1853<br>  
  
== Jurisdiction ==
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== Jurisdiction ==
  
 
==== Parishes Comprising This Court Jurisdiction  ====
 
==== Parishes Comprising This Court Jurisdiction  ====
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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.  
 
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.
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These records date from 1627 to 1857.  
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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.