Court of the Peculiar of the Prebendal of St. Margaret in Leicester

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This peculiar court had jurisdiction over the parish of St. Margaret's Leicester, and the chapelry of Knighton.

Getting Started: Step by Step

1. First search each index (see below) to help you more quickly find the will, writing down each detail cited in the indexed entry.

2. Proceed to the "Probate Records Held in This Archive" (below) to determine what original probate records exist for this court. Also see "Probate Records of This Court in The Family History Library".

3. Contact or visit The Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland 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.

Indexes

Calendar of Wills Proved and of Administrations Granted by the Court of Prebendary of the Prebendal Church of St Margaret, Leicester 1547-1800. [1]

The Prebendal Court of St Margaret's Leicester. Administrations Granted by the Court of the Prebendary of the Prebendal Church of St Margaret, Leicester, 1642-1720 [2]

Calendars of wills and administrations relating to the county of Leicester, proved in the Archdeaconry Court of Leicester, 1495-1649 : and in the peculiars of St. Margaret Leicester, Rothley, Groby, Evington, and the unproved will, etc., previous to 1801 [3]

Records

Leicester Record Office

Microreproduction of original records housed in the Leicester Record Office

The Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland Address: Long Street, Wigston Magna, Leicester, LE18 2AH Telephone: 0116 257 1080. Email: recordoffice@leics.gov.uk [4]

Family History Library

Church of England. Prebendal Court (St. Margaret's, Leicester) Probate records, ca. 1556-1857 [5] Church of England. Prebendal Court (St. Margaret's, Leicester) Will abstracts, ca. 1543-1800 [6]

Jurisdiction

The Parish of St Margaret's Leicester, and the chapelry Knighton