Court of the Peculiar of the Prebendal of Hurstbourne and Burbage

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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 "Records" (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

The Records

Archive Location

Wiltshire and Swindon Archives

Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre

Cocklebury Road


Wiltshire SN15 3QN



Tel: 44 (0)1249 705500

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Archive Records

Add information about the manuscript, printed and digital records in this location.

Original Wills & Administrations & Inventories 1635-1856

Probate Records of This Court in The Family History Library

Original wills, 1577, 1635-1780

Probate Records 1635-1815


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.