Peculiar Court of the Manor of Baddesley-Clinton
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This peculiar court held jurisdiction over the parish of Baddesley-Clinton.
During the Commonwealth Interregnum from 1653 to 1660, the Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury, in the form of a civil court, had sole probate or testmentary jurisdiction over all of England and Wales.
The original records are deposited at:
Lichfield Record Office (formerly Lichfield Joint Record Office)
Staffs WS13 6QG
Telephone: U.K. 01543 510720
Overseas: (+44) 1543 510720
The records include:
- Original wills, 1472-1858
- Register copy wills, 1516-1771
- Act books, 1532-1638
- Inventories, 1494-1860
- Calendars, 1494-1860
- Original wills and administrations, 1773-1838
Obtaining a copy of a probate record:
- You may visit the Lichfield Record Office or contact their research service and request a copy of a probate record (include an index reference in your request).
- You may visit the Family History Library and search the records on microfilm, or visit a family history center where you can order the films and search them there.
- Start your search in indexes.
Surviving wills and administrations have mostly been indexed:
Printed and Online Indexes
Original Handwritten Indexes
Microfilmed Indexes at the Family History Library
The original records on microfilm include the handwritten indexes. Click on the links in the records list above to see their entries in the Family History Library Catalog.
Strategies, Tips, Other?
To view a list of parishes and their respective probate court jurisdiction, see the "Staffordshire Parishes and Their Probate Jurisdictions" on the main page for Staffordshire Probate Records.
When a search of this court's probate records fails to provide the desired probate record, be sure to search the Prerogative Court of the Exchequer of the Archbishop of York as well.