Court of the Peculiar of the Prebendal of Caistor

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England Gotoarrow.png  Lincolnshire Gotoarrow.png Lincolnshire Probate Records

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Indexes

The Family History Library has Index to records of Lincoln Peculiar Courts, 1610-1827, on film 199985.  The film covers the peculiars of Caistor, Louth, Heydour, Corringham, Bishop Norton, Kirton in Lindsey, Gretton, Empingham, Biggleswade and Sleaford or Lafford. The courts on the film include courts whose jurisdictions cover Northamptonshire, Rutlandshire and Bedfordshire in addition to Lincolnshire. The years for Caistor are 1636-1833, pages 1-12.

Records

Archive Location

The original records are in the collection of the Lincolnshire Archives Office.

Archive Records

Family History Library Records

The Family History Library has the following records. Films can be view in the library or in a family history center.

  • Wills and administrations, 1636-1833, on film 200098. "B" through "W" followed by "A" through "W". Some are written in old English. Indent slips have name, date and residence. Most wills have inventories.
  • Wills and administrations, 1633-1833, on film 200099. Continues wth "W". "B" through "W" and "A" through "W". Pages are in fairly good condition.

Jurisdiction

Caistor, including the hamlets of Audleby, Clixby, Fonaby, Hundon and Holton le Moor.