Court of the Royal Peculiar of Bridgnorth

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Shropshire Probate Records

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 Shropshire 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

Manuscript Indexes

Index 1635-1858

Indexes at the Family History Library

The Records

Archives Location

The surviving original records are deposited at:

Shropshire Archives
Shropshire Council
Community Services, Castle Gates
Shrewsbury
Shropshire  SY1 2AQ

ENGLAND

Tel  44+ (0)1743 255350
E-mail:  archives@shropshire.gov.uk 

Website 

Archive Records

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

Probate Records of This Court Held in This Archive

These include:

  • Original Wills 1635-1858
  • Act Books

Probate Records of This Court in The Family History Library 

Jurisdiction

This peculiar (smaller) probate court held jurisdiction over the parishes of Alveley, Bobbington, Bridgenorth St Mary, Bridgenorth St Leonard, Claverley, and Quatford in Shropshire.