Kent Probate Jurisdictions for Parishes Beginning with O through R

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Here is a list of the places of Kent beginning with the letters O through R and the pre-1858 ecclesiastical probate courts that had jurisdiction over each.

For other places, click on a letter link:

 A  B  C  D  E  F-G  H  I-K  L  M-N  S  T-V  W-Z


The courts listed for each place are those that had jurisdiction over probating wills prior to 1858. To use this table, follow these steps.

1. In the first column, find the place where your ancestor lived.
2. In the second column, click on the court name to learn where to find the records and indexes.
3. If the record isn't found in the primary court, search the records for the secondary courts in the order listed.
4. If the record still isn't found, search the records for the Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury.

If no will is found, your ancestor may not have left one.

PLACE PRIMARY COURT SECONDARY COURTS - IN SEARCH ORDER
Oare Court of the Archdeaconry of Canterbury 2 - Court of the Bishop of Canterbury (Episcopal Consistory)
Offham 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

Old Romney Court of the Archdeaconry of Canterbury 2 - Court of the Bishop of Canterbury (Episcopal Consistory)
Orgarswick Court of the Archdeaconry of Canterbury 2 - Court of the Bishop of Canterbury (Episcopal Consistory)
Orlestone Court of the Archdeaconry of Canterbury 2 - Court of the Bishop of Canterbury (Episcopal Consistory)
Orpington Pre-1845 - Court of the Peculiar of the Archbishop of Canterbury in the Deaneries of Arches, Croydon and Shoreham;

Post-1844 - Search the courts of surrounding parishes

2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Ospringe Court of the Archdeaconry of Canterbury 2 - Court of the Bishop of Canterbury (Episcopal Consistory)
Otford Pre-1845 - Court of the Peculiar of the Archbishop of Canterbury in the Deaneries of Arches, Croydon and Shoreham;

Post-1844 - Search the courts of surrounding parishes

2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Otham Court of the Archdeaconry of Canterbury 2 - Court of the Bishop of Canterbury (Episcopal Consistory)
Otterden Court of the Archdeaconry of Canterbury 2 - Court of the Bishop of Canterbury (Episcopal Consistory)
Oxney Court of the Archdeaconry of Canterbury 2 - Court of the Bishop of Canterbury (Episcopal Consistory)
Paddlesworth (near Folkstone) Court of the Bishop of Canterbury (Episcopal Consistory) 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Paddlesworth (near Snodland) Search the courts of the surrounding parishes .
Patrixbourne Court of the Archdeaconry of Canterbury 2 - Court of the Bishop of Canterbury (Episcopal Consistory)
Pembury 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

Penshurst Pre-1845 - Court of the Peculiar of the Archbishop of Canterbury in the Deaneries of Arches, Croydon and Shoreham;

Post-1844 - Search the courts of surrounding parishes

2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Petham with Waltham Court of the Archdeaconry of Canterbury 2 - Court of the Bishop of Canterbury (Episcopal Consistory)
Platt Pre-1845 - Court of the Peculiar of the Archbishop of Canterbury in the Deaneries of Arches, Croydon and Shoreham;

Post-1844 - Search the courts of surrounding parishes

2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Plaxtol Pre-1845 - Court of the Peculiar of the Archbishop of Canterbury in the Deaneries of Arches, Croydon and Shoreham;

Post-1844 - Search the courts of surrounding parishes

2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Pluckley Court of the Archdeaconry of Canterbury 2 - Court of the Bishop of Canterbury (Episcopal Consistory)
Plumstead [St Margaret] Pre-1845 - Courts of the Bishop (Episcopal Consistory) and Archdeaconry of Rochester;

Post-1844 - Court of the Bishop of London (Episcopal Consistory)

2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Postling Court of the Archdeaconry of Canterbury 2 - Court of the Bishop of Canterbury (Episcopal Consistory)
Preston Court of the Archdeaconry of Canterbury 2 - Court of the Bishop of Canterbury (Episcopal Consistory)
Preston next Faversham Court of the Archdeaconry of Canterbury 2 - Court of the Bishop of Canterbury (Episcopal Consistory)
Queenborough Court of the Archdeaconry of Canterbury 2 - Court of the Bishop of Canterbury (Episcopal Consistory)
Rainham Court of the Archdeaconry of Canterbury 2 - Court of the Bishop of Canterbury (Episcopal Consistory)
Ramsgate, all parishes Court of the Archdeaconry of Canterbury 2 - Court of the Bishop of Canterbury (Episcopal Consistory)
Reculver Court of the Bishop of Canterbury (Episcopal Consistory) 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Ridley Courts of the Bishop (Episcopal Consistory) and Archdeaconry of Rochester 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Ringwould Court of the Archdeaconry of Canterbury 2 - Court of the Bishop of Canterbury (Episcopal Consistory)
Ripple Court of the Archdeaconry of Canterbury 2 - Court of the Bishop of Canterbury (Episcopal Consistory)
River Court of the Archdeaconry of Canterbury 2 - Court of the Bishop of Canterbury (Episcopal Consistory)
Riverhead Pre-1845 - Court of the Peculiar of the Archbishop of Canterbury in the Deaneries of Arches, Croydon and Shoreham;

Post-1844 - Search the courts of surrounding parishes

2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Rochester, all parishes Courts of the Bishop (Episcopal Consistory) and Archdeaconry of Rochester 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Rodmersham Court of the Archdeaconry of Canterbury 2 - Court of the Bishop of Canterbury (Episcopal Consistory)
Rolvenden Court of the Archdeaconry of Canterbury 2 - Court of the Bishop of Canterbury (Episcopal Consistory)
Ruckinge Court of the Archdeaconry of Canterbury 2 - Court of the Bishop of Canterbury (Episcopal Consistory)
Ryarsh 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