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Revision as of 17:28, 7 March 2009

These are the probate courts that had some jurisdiction over the county of Kent prior to 1858:

  • Court of the Bishop (Episcopal consistory) of Canterbury (BOC)
  • Court of the Archdeaconry of Canterbury (AOC)
  • Courts of the Bishop (Episcopal consistory) and Archdeaconry of Rochester (BAR)
  • Court of the Peculiar of the Archbishop of Canterbury in the Deaneries of the Arches, Croydon and Shoreham (ACS)
  • Court of the Peculiar of the Rector of Cliffe (PRC)
  • Court of the Exempt Jurisdiction of Wingham (EJW)
  • Court of the Prior and Chapter of Christ Church, Canterbury (CCC)
  • Court of the Bishop of London (BOL)
  • Prerogative Court of Canterbury (PCC) (the highest court in the land which had final jurisdiction when necessary, such as in the case of a wealthier person who owned property in more than one area or county, or when a will was appealed.)
  • The Court of Arches (COA) was the appeals courts for the Prerogative Court of Canterbury to which disputed cases could be sent from the lower courts in the province of Canterbury.  
  • The High Court of Delegates (HCD) was the final appeals court for disputed cases from both the provinces of Canterbury and York.

Read more about probate records.

Jurisdictions

Here is the list of Kent parishes beginning with the letter A, with the probate courts that had jurisdiction over each, arranged from the lowest (1st) to the highest using the court's initials listed above.

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PARISH PRIMARY COURT SECONDARY COURTS - IN SEARCH ORDER
Acrise Court of the Archdeaconry of Canterbury

2 - Court of the Bishop of Canterbury (Episcopal Consistory)

3 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury

4 - Court of Arches

5 - High Court of Delegates

Addington Pre-1845 - Courts of the Bishop (Episcopal Consistory) and Archdeaconry of Rochester; Post-1844 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury Pre-1845

2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury

3 - Court of Arches

4 - High Court of Delegates

Post-1844

2 - Court of Arches

3 - High Court of Delegates

Adisham Court of the Bishop of Canterbury (Episcopal Consistory)

2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury

3 - Court of Arches

4 - High Court of Delegates

Aldington Court of the Bishop of Canterbury (Episcopal Consistory)

2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury

3 - Court of Arches

4 - High Court of Delegates

Alkham Court of the Archdeaconry of Canterbury  2 - Court of the Bishop of Canterbury (Episcopal Consistory)

3 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury

4 - Court of Arches

5 - High Court of Delegates

Allhallows Courts of the Bishop (Episcopal Consistory) and Archdeaconry of Rochester  2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury

3 - Court of Arches

4 - High Court of Delegates

Allington Pre-1845 - Courts of the Bishop (Episcopal Consistory) and Archdeaconry of Rochester; Post-1844 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury Pre-1845

2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury

3 - Court of Arches

4 - High Court of Delegates

Post-1844

2 - Court of Arches

3 - High Court of Delegates

Appledore Court of the Archdeaconry of Canterbury  2 - Court of the Bishop of Canterbury (Episcopal Consistory)

3 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury

4 - Court of Arches

5 - High Court of Delegates

Ash (near Ridley) Courts of the Bishop (Episcopal Consistory) and Archdeaconry of Rochester  2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury

3 - Court of Arches

4 - High Court of Delegates

Ash (near Sandwich) Pre-1547 - Court of the Exempt Jurisdiction of Wingham; Post-1546 - Court of the Bishop of Canterbury (Episcopal Consistory)  2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury

3 - Court of Arches

4 - High Court of Delegates

Ashford Court of the Archdeaconry of Canterbury  2 - Court of the Bishop of Canterbury (Episcopal Consistory)

3 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury

4 - Court of Arches

5 - High Court of Delegates

Ashurst Pre-1845 - Courts of the Bishop (Episcopal Consistory) and Archdeaconry of Rochester; Post-1844 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury Pre-1845

2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury

3 - Court of Arches

4 - High Court of Delegates

Post-1844

2 - Court of Arches

3 - High Court of Delegates

Aylesford Courts of the Bishop (Episcopal Consistory) and Archdeaconry of Rochester  2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury

3 - Court of Arches

4 - High Court of Delegates



PARISH 1st 2nd 3rd 4th
Acrise AOC PCC   COA & HCD
Addington Pre-1845 - BAR; Post-1844 - PCC PCC   COA & HCD
Adisham BOC PCC   COA & HCD
Aldington BOC  PCC   COA & HCD
Alkham AOC BOC PCC COA & HCD
Allhallows BAR PCC   COA & HCD
Allington Pre-1845 - BAR; Post-1844 - PCC PCC   COA & HCD
Appledore AOC BOC PCC COA & HCD
Ash (near Ridley) BAR PCC   COA & HCD
Ash (near Sandwich) Pre-1547 - EJW; Post-1546 - BOC PCC   COA & HCD
Ashford AOC BOC PCC COA & HCD
Ashurst Pre-1845 - BAR; Post-1844 - PCC PCC   COA & HCD
Aylesford BAR PCC   COA & HCD

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