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Court of the Prebendal Peculiar of Netherbury

Dorset Probate Records This court is a prebend of Salisbury Cathedral.

Step By StepEdit

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 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 IndexesEdit

Printed and Published IndexesEdit

Index 1540-1858 Wills at Salisbury 1464-1858

Church of England. Prebendal Court (Netherbury in Ecclesia) Index to Wills 1608-1799


Archive LocationsEdit

Address Wiltshire and Swindon Archives, Cocklebury Road, Chippenham, SN15 3QN
Telephone (01249) 705500

Archive RecordsEdit

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

Microfilm of original at Wiltshire County Record Office

Family History LibraryEdit

Index to wills, 1608-1799 Church of England. Prebendal Court (Netherbury in Ecclesia) Original Wills 1608-1857


This jurisdiction extended to the parishes of Netherbury and Beaminster, Dorset. The Court was inhibited for six months in every three years by the Dean of Salisbury