Court of the Peculiar of the Perpetual Vicar of Corsham

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Return to the Wiltshire Probate Records page.

Step By Step 

1. First search each index (see below) to help you more quickly find the will or administration (admon), writing down each detail cited in the indexed entry.
2. Proceed to the "Probate Records of This Court" (below) to determine what original probate records exist for this court.
3. Contact or visit the Wiltshire 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. 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.


Online Indexes

Here are two websites providing online indexes to Wiltshire Wills:

Indexes in The Family History Library

Index to Wills 1462-1857

The Records

Archive Location

Wiltshire and Swindon Archives

Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre

Cocklebury Road


Wiltshire SN15 3QN



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Probate Records of This Court Held in This Archive

Register Copy Wills 1462-1857

Wills 1713-1858

Probate Records of This Court in The Family History Library

Register Copy Wills 1462-1857

Wills 1713-1858


The Court of the Peculiar Parish of Corsham was inhibited concurrently one week every two or three years by the Court of the Bishop of Salisbury and the Court of the Archdeacon of Wiltshire.