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Court of the Peculiar of the Manor of Barnoldswick

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A general explanation of probate records in England, is given in the article England Probate Records.

Description[edit | edit source]

Probate is the legal court process by which the estate of a deceased person is distributed to his or her heirs. The term probate refers to a collection of documents, including wills, administrations (also called admons), inventories, and act books. The Church of England ecclesiastical courts had authority for this process until to 1858.

Step By Step[edit | edit source]

1. Search indexes to help you more quickly find the will, writing down each detail given in the index.

2. Go to "Records" (below) to determine what probate records exist for this court.

3. Obtain the records to search. Use one of these methods to find indexes and records.

  • Contact or visit the Archive (see below) or hire a professional record searcher to view these records on your behalf.
  • Microfilms can no longer be ordered.

Indexes[edit | edit source]

Online Indexes[edit | edit source]

Indexes for 54 peculiar courts, 1383-1883, are available online on British Origins. This is a subscription site.

Printed and Published Indexes[edit | edit source]

The Family History Library has a manuscript calendar for this manorial court on film number 98917. Films can be viewed in the library or in a family history center.

Records[edit | edit source]

Archive Location[edit | edit source]

Records are housed in the Borthwick Institute in York.

Archive Records[edit | edit source]

Add information.

Family History Library Records
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No original records have been filmed. Abstracts of all of the documents appear on pages 53-81 of volume 118of the Records Series of the Yorkshire Archaeological Society.

Jurisdiction[edit | edit source]

This court covers the parish of Barnoldswick. The court is not inhibited.