Court of the Peculiar of the Prebendal of Hurstbourne and Burbage
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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.
Here are two websites providing online indexes to Wiltshire Wills:
- The Wiltshire County Record Office's online Will Index 1540-1858
- Genuki provides a gateway to these 1000 abstract Wills
Indexes in The Family History Library
Wiltshire and Swindon Archives
Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre
Wiltshire SN15 3QN
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Probate Records of This Court Held in This Archive
Original Wills & Administrations & Inventories 1635-1856
Probate Records of This Court in The Family History Library
While the Peculiar supposedly had jurisdiction in Hurstbourne and Burbage, it really covers only Burbage. According to Wills and their whereabouts by Anthony J. Camp, there are no wills for Hurstbourne kept in this court. Hurstbourne is in Hampshire.