Lancashire Probate Jurisdictions, Parishes beginning with A

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Probate is the legal court process by which the estate of a deceased person is distributed to his or her heirs. The term probate refers to a collection of documents, including wills, administrations (also called admons), inventories, and act books.

Here is a list of Lancashire towns and parishes that begin with the letter A and the pre-1858 courts that had probate jurisdiction over them.  For other places, click on a link: 

  A    B    C    D-E    F-G    H    I-L    M-N    O-R    S    T-U    Wal-Wav    We-Z


1. Find the place where your ancestor lived in the first column.
2. Click on the court name in the second column to learn where to find the records and indexes.
3. Click on each name of the court in the third column if the record isn't found in the first court.
4. Search last 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
Court of the Bishop of Chester (Episcopal Consistory) Pre-1541 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury Post-1540 2 - Exchequer and Prerogative Courts of the Archbishop of York 3 - Court of the Peculiar of the Dean and Chapter of York 4 - Court of the Chancery of the Archbishop of York
Court of the Bishop of Chester (Episcopal Consistory) Pre-1541 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury Post-1540 2 - Exchequer and Prerogative Courts of the Archbishop of York 3 - Court of the Peculiar of the Dean and Chapter of York 4 - Court of the Chancery of the Archbishop of York
Admarsh [Chapelry in Lancaster Parish; known as Bleasdale Chapel] Court of the Bishop (Consistory) of the Commissary of the Archdeaconry of Richmond Western Deaneries - Amounderness 2 - Exchequer and Prerogative Courts of the Archbishop of York 3 - Court of the Chancery of the Archbishop of York 4 - Court of the Peculiar of the Dean and Chapter of York
Aigburth [St Anne's; near Liverpool] Court of the Bishop of Chester (Episcopal Consistory) Pre-1541 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury Post-1540 2 - Exchequer and Prerogative Courts of the Archbishop of York 3 - Court of the Peculiar of the Dean and Chapter of York 4 - Court of the Chancery of the Archbishop of York
Ainsworth [or sometimes known as Cockey-Moor; a chapelry in Middleton Parish] Court of the Bishop of Chester (Episcopal Consistory) Pre-1541 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury Post-1540 2 - Exchequer and Prerogative Courts of the Archbishop of York 3 - Court of the Peculiar of the Dean and Chapter of York 4 - Court of the Chancery of the Archbishop of York
Aldingham St Cuthbert Court of the Bishop (Consistory) of the Commissary of the Archdeaconry of Richmond Western Deaneries - Furness 2 - Exchequer and Prerogative Courts of the Archbishop of York 3 - Chancery Court of the Archbishop of York 4 - Court of the Peculiar of the Dean and Chapter of York
Altcar St Michael Court of the Bishop of Chester (Episcopal Consistory) Pre-1541 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury Post-1540 2 - Exchequer and Prerogative Courts of the Archbishop of York 3 - Court of the Peculiar of the Dean and Chapter of York 4 - Court of the Chancery of the Archbishop of York
Altham [Chapelry in Whalley Parish]  Court of the Bishop of Chester (Episcopal Consistory) Pre-1541 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury Post-1540 2 - Exchequer and Prerogative Courts of the Archbishop of York 3 - Court of the Peculiar of the Dean and Chapter of York 4 - Court of the Chancery of the Archbishop of York
Ancoats St Andrew [Chapelry in Manchester Parish] Court of the Bishop of Chester (Episcopal Consistory) Pre-1541 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury Post-1540 2 - Exchequer and Prerogative Courts of the Archbishop of York 3 - Court of the Peculiar of the Dean and Chapter of York 4 - Court of the Chancery of the Archbishop of York
Angerton [a place in Hartburn Parish, Northumberland] Search the courts of the surrounding parishes .
Ardwick St Thomas Court of the Bishop of Chester (Episcopal Consistory) Pre-1541 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury Post-1540 2 - Exchequer and Prerogative Courts of the Archbishop of York 3 - Court of the Peculiar of the Dean and Chapter of York 4 - Court of the Chancery of the Archbishop of York
Arkholme [with Cawood; a chapelry in Melling Parish] Court of the Bishop (Consistory) of the Commissary of the Archdeaconry of Richmond Western Deaneries - Lonsdale 2 - Exchequer and Prerogative Courts of the Archbishop of York 3 - Court of the Chancery of the Archbishop of York 4 - Court of the Peculiar of the Dean and Chapter of York
Ashton in Makerfield St Thomas [or Ashton-in-the-Willows; a chapelry in Winwick Parish] Court of the Bishop of Chester (Episcopal Consistory) Pre-1541 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury Post-1540 2 - Exchequer and Prerogative Courts of the Archbishop of York 3 - Court of the Peculiar of the Dean and Chapter of York 4 - Court of the Chancery of the Archbishop of York
Ashton in Makerfield Holy Trinity [Chapelry in Winwick Parish] Court of the Bishop of Chester (Episcopal Consistory) Pre-1541 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury Post-1540 2 - Exchequer and Prerogative Courts of the Archbishop of York 3 - Court of the Peculiar of the Dean and Chapter of York 4 - Court of the Chancery of the Archbishop of York
Court of the Bishop of Chester (Episcopal Consistory) Pre-1541 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury Post-1540 2 - Exchequer and Prerogative Courts of the Archbishop of York 3 - Court of the Peculiar of the Dean and Chapter of York 4 - Court of the Chancery of the Archbishop of York
Ashton under Lyne Christ Church Court of the Bishop of Chester (Episcopal Consistory) Pre-1541 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury Post-1540 2 - Exchequer and Prerogative Courts of the Archbishop of York 3 - Court of the Peculiar of the Dean and Chapter of York 4 - Court of the Chancery of the Archbishop of York
Ashton under Lyne St Peter Court of the Bishop of Chester (Episcopal Consistory) Pre-1541 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury Post-1540 2 - Exchequer and Prerogative Courts of the Archbishop of York 3 - Court of the Peculiar of the Dean and Chapter of York 4 - Court of the Chancery of the Archbishop of York
Ashton upon Ribble St Andrew [Chapelry in Preston Parish] Court of the Bishop (Consistory) of the Commissary of the Archdeaconry of Richmond Western Deaneries - Amounderness 2 - Exchequer and Prerogative Courts of the Archbishop of York 3 - Court of the Chancery of the Archbishop of York 4 - Court of the Peculiar of the Dean and Chapter of York
Ashworth [Chapelry in Middleton Parish] Court of the Bishop of Chester (Episcopal Consistory) Pre-1541 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury Post-1540 2 - Exchequer and Prerogative Courts of the Archbishop of York 3 - Court of the Peculiar of the Dean and Chapter of York 4 - Court of the Chancery of the Archbishop of York
Astley [Chapelry in Leigh Parish] Court of the Bishop of Chester (Episcopal Consistory) Pre-1541 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury Post-1540 2 - Exchequer and Prerogative Courts of the Archbishop of York 3 - Court of the Peculiar of the Dean and Chapter of York 4 - Court of the Chancery of the Archbishop of York
Astley-Bridge [Chapelry in Bolton-le-Moors Parish]  Court of the Bishop of Chester (Episcopal Consistory) Pre-1541 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury Post-1540 2 - Exchequer and Prerogative Courts of the Archbishop of York 3 - Court of the Peculiar of the Dean and Chapter of York 4 - Court of the Chancery of the Archbishop of York
Atherton [Chapelry in Leigh Parish] Court of the Bishop of Chester (Episcopal Consistory) Pre-1541 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury Post-1540 2 - Exchequer and Prerogative Courts of the Archbishop of York 3 - Court of the Peculiar of the Dean and Chapter of York 4 - Court of the Chancery of the Archbishop of York
Audenshaw [Chapelry in Ashton-under-Lyne Parish] Court of the Bishop of Chester (Episcopal Consistory) Pre-1541 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury Post-1540 2 - Exchequer and Prerogative Courts of the Archbishop of York 3 - Court of the Peculiar of the Dean and Chapter of York 4 - Court of the Chancery of the Archbishop of York
Aughton St Michaels Court of the Bishop of Chester (Episcopal Consistory) Pre-1541 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury Post-1540 2 - Exchequer and Prerogative Courts of the Archbishop of York 3 - Court of the Peculiar of the Dean and Chapter of York 4 - Court of the Chancery of the Archbishop of York
Aughton [Chapelry in Halton Parish] Peculiar Court of Halton Manor 2 - Exchequer and Prerogative Courts of the Archbishop of York 3 - Court of the Peculiar of the Dean and Chapter of York 4 - Court of the Bishop (Consistory) of the Commissary of the Archdeaconry of Richmond Western Deaneries - Amounderness 5 - Court of the Chancery of the Archbishop of York