Northumberland Probate Jurisdictions for Places Beginning with B and C

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Return to the Northumberland Probate Records page.

For other places, click on a link:  A, D-J, K-RS-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.


PARISH PRIMARY COURT SECONDARY COURTS - IN SEARCH ORDER
Bingfield St Mary Court of the Peculiar of the Archbishop of York in Hexham and Hexhamshire 2 - Court of the Chancery of the Archbishop of York

3 - Court of the Bishop of Durham (Episcopal Consistory)

4 - Exchequer and Prerogative Courts of the Archbishop of York

5 - Court of the Peculiar of the Dean and Chapter of York

All other parishes beginning with B Court of the Bishop of Durham (Episcopal Consistory) 2 - Exchequer and Prerogative Courts of the Archbishop of York

3 - Court of the Peculiar of the Dean and Chapter of York

4 - Chancery Court of the Archbishop of York

All parishes beginning with C Court of the Bishop of Durham (Episcopal Consistory) 2 - Exchequer and Prerogative Courts of the Archbishop of York

3 - Court of the Peculiar of the Dean and Chapter of York

4 - Chancery Court of the Archbishop of York