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Court of the Peculiar of the Prebend of Husthwaite

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A general explanation of probate records in England, is given in the article England Probate Records.Click to read definitions of the words peculiar and prebend.

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.
  • Order microfilm copies of the indexes and records listed in the Family History Library Records (see section below) by visiting theFamily History Library or one of its family history centers and search indexes and records.

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]

A filmed calendar, 1661-1842, for this prebendal court appears on page 55-59. The Family History Library has a copy of this calendar on film number 95916 item 3.

Records[edit | edit source]

Archive Location[edit | edit source]

The records for this court are held in the Borthwick Institute of Historical Research.

Archive Records[edit | edit source]

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Family History Library Records[edit | edit source]

The Family History Library has original records, 1661-1842, on film number 99925. Films can be view in the library or in a family history center.

Jurisdiction[edit | edit source]

Husthwaite and Carlton Husthwaite.