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Return to the [[Hampshire Probate Records|Hampshire Probate Records]] page.   
 
Return to the [[Hampshire Probate Records|Hampshire Probate Records]] page.   
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== Step By Step  ==
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1. First [https://www.familysearch.org/ search] each index (see below) to help you more quickly find the will, writing down each detail cited in the indexed entry.<br>2. Proceed to "Records" (below) to determine what probate records exist for this court.<br>3. Contact or visit the Hampshire&nbsp;Record Office or,&nbsp;hire a professional record searcher to view these records on your behalf. Officials may send upon request a list of record searchers.<br>4. You can visit The [[Family History Library|Family History Library,]] or, one of its 4,500 satellite family history centers worldwide and search indexes to probate records;&nbsp;then with the information obtained from the index[es] you can search more quickly the&nbsp;original wills and admons also&nbsp;on microfilm via any&nbsp;[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers|centers]]&nbsp;near you.
  
 
== Indexes  ==
 
== Indexes  ==
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[http://calm.hants.gov.uk/DServe/Search%20all.htm Here] is an online index from 1500's-1857. This is mostly complete listing of all wills for this time period, and can be very helpful in&nbsp;searching Hampshire probate records during this time period.  
 
[http://calm.hants.gov.uk/DServe/Search%20all.htm Here] is an online index from 1500's-1857. This is mostly complete listing of all wills for this time period, and can be very helpful in&nbsp;searching Hampshire probate records during this time period.  
  
==== Original Handwritten Indexes ====
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==== Printed and Published Indexes ====
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Original handwritten indexes:
  
 
There is an index (manuscript) from 1500's to 1857 covering most wills in Hampshire.  
 
There is an index (manuscript) from 1500's to 1857 covering most wills in Hampshire.  
  
==== Microfilmed Indexes at the Family History Library ====
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Microfilmed indexes at the Family History Library:
  
 
The indexes as listed&nbsp;above are also available in the collection of&nbsp;The Family History Library and they are on microfilm and may be circulated to each of its satellite Family History [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/FHC/frameset_fhc.asp Centers]&nbsp;worldwide. These indexes pertain to the following probate records:  
 
The indexes as listed&nbsp;above are also available in the collection of&nbsp;The Family History Library and they are on microfilm and may be circulated to each of its satellite Family History [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/FHC/frameset_fhc.asp Centers]&nbsp;worldwide. These indexes pertain to the following probate records:  
  
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- Administrations 1540-1559  
 
- Administrations 1540-1559  
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- Wills 1501-1859  
 
- Wills 1501-1859  
  
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*'''{{FHL|326005|author-id|disp=Consistory Court}}''' entry in the Family History Library Catalog or FHLC):&nbsp;
  
 
-&nbsp;wills 1501-1857  
 
-&nbsp;wills 1501-1857  
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- admons&nbsp;1560-1858&nbsp;  
 
- admons&nbsp;1560-1858&nbsp;  
  
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*'''{{FHL|175819|title-id|disp=Archdeaconry Court:}}'''
  
 
- wills&nbsp;are alpha-arranged&nbsp;by range&nbsp;of years 1541-1792.  
 
- wills&nbsp;are alpha-arranged&nbsp;by range&nbsp;of years 1541-1792.  
  
In addition, the Family History Library has a more comprehensive microfilmed [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno=34164&disp=Hampshire+probate+record+card+indexes%2C++ index] of the Hampshire probate records which indexes the surnames (by first letter of surname only) available for the years from 1540 to 1857.  
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In addition, the Family History Library has a more comprehensive microfilmed {{FHL|34164|title-id|disp=index}} of the Hampshire probate records which indexes the surnames (by first letter of surname only) available for the years from 1540 to 1857.  
  
The Hampshire Record Office&nbsp;has a type manuscript index for the years 1506-1645 (see next&nbsp;section below).
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The Hampshire Record Office&nbsp;has a type manuscript index for the years 1506-1645 (see next&nbsp;section below).  
  
== The Records  ==
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== Records  ==
  
=== Archives Location  ===
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==== Archives Location  ====
  
'''Hampshire Record Office'''<br>'''Archives and Local Studies'''<br>'''Sussex Street''' <br>'''Winchester''' <br>'''Hampshire SO23 8TH''' <br>'''tel 01962 846154, fax 01962 878681'''<br>'''[http://www.hants.gov.uk/rh/hro/mailto.html Contact the Archives and Local Studies]'''
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Hampshire Record Office<br>Archives and Local Studies<br>Sussex Street <br>Winchester <br>Hampshire SO23 8TH <br>tel 01962 846154, fax 01962 878681<br>[http://www.hants.gov.uk/rh/hro/mailto.html Contact the Archives and Local Studies]  
  
 
[http://www3.hants.gov.uk/archives.htm Website]  
 
[http://www3.hants.gov.uk/archives.htm Website]  
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Opening times:<br>Monday to Friday, 9am-7pm<br>Saturday, 9am-4pm<br>
 
Opening times:<br>Monday to Friday, 9am-7pm<br>Saturday, 9am-4pm<br>
  
=== Probate Records of This Court Held In This Archive ===
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==== Archive Records  ====
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Add information about the manuscript, printed and digital records in this location.
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Pobate Records of This Court Held in This Archive
  
 
Original Wills 1501-1857  
 
Original Wills 1501-1857  
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Inventories &amp; Miscellaneous Probate Records 1552-1810  
 
Inventories &amp; Miscellaneous Probate Records 1552-1810  
  
Registered Wills 1501-1758  
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Registered Wills 1501-1758
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==== &nbsp;&nbsp;Family History Library Records  ====
  
=== Probate Records of This Court Held In The Family History Library  ===
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[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/656757 Hampshire will index for Consistory Court of Winchester] Hampshire will index by surname, locality and complete abstracts 1840-1858
  
[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=175815&disp=Wills+and+inventories%2C+1491%2D1857%20%20&columns=*,0,0 Original Wills 1501-1857]
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Microfiche numbers 6035490, 6035491 and 6035492
  
[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=175815&disp=Wills+and+inventories%2C+1491%2D1857%20%20&columns=*,0,0 Registered Wills 1541-1781]
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{{FHL|175815|title-id|disp=Original Wills 1501-1857}}
  
[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=314459&disp=Unclassified+wills%2C+1398%2C+1469%2C+15%20%20&columns=*,0,0 Unclassified Wills 1398-1560] (if a search in these wills fails, then search both the Archdeaconry and the Consistory courts for the will)
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{{FHL|175815|title-id|disp=Registered Wills 1541-1781}}
  
[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=173613&disp=Administrations%2C+1558%2D1858%20%20&columns=*,0,0 Administrations (Admons) 1547-1857]
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{{FHL|314459|title-id|disp=Unclassified Wills 1398-1560}} (if a search in these wills fails, then search both the Archdeaconry and the Consistory courts for the will)  
  
[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno=469680&disp=Probate+records+of+the+Diocese+of+Winche++ Act Books 1587-1693]
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{{FHL|173613|title-id|disp=Administrations (Admons) 1547-1857}}{{FHL|469680|title-id|disp=Act Books 1587-1693}}
  
 
Inventories &amp; Miscellaneous Probate Records 1552-1810  
 
Inventories &amp; Miscellaneous Probate Records 1552-1810  
  
=== Archdeaconry Court]  ===
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Archdeaconry Court:  
 
 
[[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=175819&disp=Probate+records+for+the+Archdeaconry+Cou%20%20&columns=*,0,0 Original Wills 1558-1857]
 
 
 
[[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=175819&disp=Probate+records+for+the+Archdeaconry+Cou%20%20&columns=*,0,0  Registered Wills 1501-1758]
 
  
=== [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=600687&disp=Collection+of+wills+from+the+Peculiar+Co%20%20&columns=*,0,0 Peculiar Courts]  ===
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{{FHL|175819|title-id|disp=Original Wills 1558-1857}}
  
Original Wills 1561-1857 <br>
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{{FHL|175819|title-id|disp=Registered Wills 1501-1758}}
  
== Historical Background  ==
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Peculiar Courts:
  
The Courts of the Bishop (Episcopal Consistory) and Archdeaconry of Winchester held jurisdiction over most but not necessarily all the parishes in Hampshire for wills. However, administrations (admons) were granted only through the Consistory Court (not the Archdeaconry Court). When a search of probate records in this jurisdiction fails to provide the desired probate record, be sure to search the Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury.
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{{FHL|600687|title-id|disp=Original Wills 1561-1857}}
  
<br>You can also visit The Family History Library, or, one of its 4,500 satellite family history centers worldwide and search indexes (see the Family History Library's cataloged entries&nbsp;providing the microfilms so you can have them circulated to the [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/FHC/frameset_fhc.asp center]&nbsp;near you for searching the wills). The information obtained from the index[es] will help you&nbsp;more quickly search the wills and admons which can also be circulated on microfilm via any family history.
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== Jurisdictions  ==
  
== Strategies, Tips, Other?  ==
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The Courts of the Bishop (Episcopal Consistory) and Archdeaconry of Winchester held jurisdiction over most but not necessarily all the parishes in Hampshire for wills. However, administrations (admons) were granted only through the Consistory Court (not the Archdeaconry Court). When a search of probate records in this jurisdiction fails to provide the desired probate record, be sure to search the&nbsp;[[Hampshire Probate Records|Peculiar Courts]] if one is found under&nbsp;the name of&nbsp;the parish in which you want to search.&nbsp;&nbsp;Also search the Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury.
  
See the above Indexes or those available through the Family History Library or its many family history centers worldwide for an index to this court.
 
  
To view a list of parishes and their respective probate court jurisdiction, see the "Hampshire Parishes and Their Probate Jurisdictions" on the [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Hampshire_Probate_Records main page] for Hampshire Probate Records.
 
  
 
[[England]] &gt; [[Hampshire|Hampshire]]  
 
[[England]] &gt; [[Hampshire|Hampshire]]  

Revision as of 16:51, 24 May 2013

Return to the Hampshire Probate Records page. 

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 "Records" (below) to determine what probate records exist for this court.
3. Contact or visit the Hampshire 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. You can 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

Surviving wills and admons to The Courts of the Bishop (Episcopal Consistory) and Archdeaconry of Winchester have to a great extent been indexed with the following ones:

Online Indexes

Here is an online index from 1500's-1857. This is mostly complete listing of all wills for this time period, and can be very helpful in searching Hampshire probate records during this time period.

Printed and Published Indexes

Original handwritten indexes:

There is an index (manuscript) from 1500's to 1857 covering most wills in Hampshire.

Microfilmed indexes at the Family History Library:

The indexes as listed above are also available in the collection of The Family History Library and they are on microfilm and may be circulated to each of its satellite Family History Centers worldwide. These indexes pertain to the following probate records:

- Administrations 1540-1559

- Wills 1501-1859

- wills 1501-1857

- admons 1560-1858 

- wills are alpha-arranged by range of years 1541-1792.

In addition, the Family History Library has a more comprehensive microfilmed index of the Hampshire probate records which indexes the surnames (by first letter of surname only) available for the years from 1540 to 1857.

The Hampshire Record Office has a type manuscript index for the years 1506-1645 (see next section below).

Records

Archives Location

Hampshire Record Office
Archives and Local Studies
Sussex Street
Winchester
Hampshire SO23 8TH
tel 01962 846154, fax 01962 878681
Contact the Archives and Local Studies

Website

Opening times:
Monday to Friday, 9am-7pm
Saturday, 9am-4pm

Archive Records

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

Pobate Records of This Court Held in This Archive

Original Wills 1501-1857

Unclassified Wills 1398-1560 (if a search in these wills fails, then search both the Archdeaconry and the Consistory courts for the will)

Administrations (Admons) 1547-1857

Act Books 1587-1693

Inventories & Miscellaneous Probate Records 1552-1810

Registered Wills 1501-1758

  Family History Library Records

Hampshire will index for Consistory Court of Winchester Hampshire will index by surname, locality and complete abstracts 1840-1858

Microfiche numbers 6035490, 6035491 and 6035492

Original Wills 1501-1857

Registered Wills 1541-1781

Unclassified Wills 1398-1560 (if a search in these wills fails, then search both the Archdeaconry and the Consistory courts for the will)

Administrations (Admons) 1547-1857Act Books 1587-1693

Inventories & Miscellaneous Probate Records 1552-1810

Archdeaconry Court:

Original Wills 1558-1857

Registered Wills 1501-1758

Peculiar Courts:

Original Wills 1561-1857

Jurisdictions

The Courts of the Bishop (Episcopal Consistory) and Archdeaconry of Winchester held jurisdiction over most but not necessarily all the parishes in Hampshire for wills. However, administrations (admons) were granted only through the Consistory Court (not the Archdeaconry Court). When a search of probate records in this jurisdiction fails to provide the desired probate record, be sure to search the Peculiar Courts if one is found under the name of the parish in which you want to search.  Also search the Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury.


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