Court of the Prebendal Peculiar of Chardstock and Wambrook

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Dorset Probate Records

This peculiar court is a prebend of Salisbury Cathedral.

Getting Started: 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.

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.

Indexes

Wills at Salisbury 1464-1858 Index

Church of England. Prebendal Court (Chardstock) Index to wills, 1639-1799 Family History Library

Records

Archive Locations

Archive Records

Family History Library Records

Jurisdictions

Jurisdiction extended to the Dorset parishes of Chardstock (trnasferred to Devon, 1896) and Wambrook (trnasferred to Somerset, 1896).  The Court was inhibited by the Dean of Salisbury for six months in every three years.