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These are the probate courts that had some jurisdiction over the county of Kent prior to 1858:  
 
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)
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*Court of the Bishop (Episcopal consistory) of Canterbury  
*Court of the Archdeaconry of Canterbury (AOC)
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*Court of the Archdeaconry of Canterbury  
*Courts of the Bishop (Episcopal consistory) and Archdeaconry of Rochester (BAR)
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*Courts of the Bishop (Episcopal consistory) and Archdeaconry of Rochester  
*Court of the Peculiar of the Archbishop of Canterbury in the Deaneries of the Arches, Croydon and Shoreham (ACS)
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*Court of the Peculiar of the Archbishop of Canterbury in the Deaneries of the Arches, Croydon and Shoreham  
*Court of the Peculiar of the Rector of Cliffe (PRC)
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*Court of the Peculiar of the Rector of Cliffe 
*Court of the Exempt Jurisdiction of Wingham (EJW)
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*Court of the Exempt Jurisdiction of Wingham  
*Court of the Prior and Chapter of Christ Church, Canterbury (CCC)
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*Court of the Prior and Chapter of Christ Church, Canterbury  
*Court of the Bishop of London (BOL)
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*Court of the Bishop of London  
*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.)  
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*Prerogative Court of Canterbury (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.  
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*The Court of Arches  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.
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*The High Court of Delegates  was the final appeals court for disputed cases from both the provinces of Canterbury and York.
  
Read more about [[England_Probate_Records|probate records]].  
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Read more about [[England Probate Records|probate records]].  
  
 
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=== Jurisdictions <br> ===
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| Badlesmere  
 
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| Bicknor  
 
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| Biddenden  
 
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| Bishopsbourne  
 
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| Borden  
 
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| Boxley  
 
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| Bredgar  
 
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| Bredhurst  
 
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| Brenzett  
 
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| Bridge  
 
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| Buckland near Dover  
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| Burham  
 
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Revision as of 20:43, 10 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
  • Court of the Archdeaconry of Canterbury
  • Courts of the Bishop (Episcopal consistory) and Archdeaconry of Rochester
  • Court of the Peculiar of the Archbishop of Canterbury in the Deaneries of the Arches, Croydon and Shoreham
  • Court of the Peculiar of the Rector of Cliffe 
  • Court of the Exempt Jurisdiction of Wingham
  • Court of the Prior and Chapter of Christ Church, Canterbury
  • Court of the Bishop of London
  • Prerogative Court of Canterbury (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  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  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 B, with the probate courts that had jurisdiction over each, arranged from the lowest (1st) to the highest using the court's initials listed above.

To go to the list for another letter, scroll to the bottom of this page.


PARISH 1st 2nd 3rd 4th
Badlesmere
Bapchild
Barfreyston
Barham
Barning East
Bearstead
Beckenham
Bekesbourne
Beneden
Bethersden
Betteshanger
Bexley
Bicknor
Bidborough
Biddenden
Bilsington
Birchington
Bircholt
Birling
Bishopsbourne
Blackmanstone
Blean
Bobbing
Bonnington  
Borden  
Boughton Aluph
Boughton Malherbe
Boughton Monchelsea  
Boughton under Blean
Boxley
Brabourne
Brasted
Bredgar
Bredhurst
Brenchley
Brenzett
Bridge
Broadstairs
Bromley St Peter and St Paul
Bromley Holy Trinity
Brompton
Brook
Brookland
Broomfield
Buckland
Buckland near Dover
Burham
Burmarsh

 

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