Court of the Peculiar of the Prebend of East Harptree

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East Harptree was a peculiar probate court in the Diocese of Bath and Wells.  It had jurisdiction over the parish of East Harpstree only.


Important Note:

The records of this court, which were deposited at the Probate Registry at Exeter, were destroyed by enemy action during World War II.  The following is information on the few records that survive.

Surviving Records

The surviving original records are deposited at:

Somerset Record Office
Obridge Road
Taunton TA2 7PU
Tel: (0)1823 278805

These include:

  • Index to wills and administrations, 1657-1778 
  • Probate and administration act books, 1662-1741

The Family History Library has very few original probate records for Somerset on microfilm. Most of the what the library has is various volumes of published abstracts. See the information found in the article on the Court of the Bishop of Bath & Wells (Episcopal Consistory).

The Society of Genealogists in London has copies of published abstracts of wills and other probate documents for Somerset.  To see a list of titles, search their library catalogue for the Subject of "Somerset - General:Wills."