Peculiar Court of the Manor of Temple Balsall

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Step By Step

1. First search each index (see below) to help you more quickly find the will, writing down each detail cited in the indexed entry.

2. Proceed then to "Records" (see below) to determine what probate records exist for this court.

3. Contact or visit the Lichfield Record Office (see address below), to hire a professional record searcher to view these records on your behalf, citing information obtained from the indexes (see next heading). Officials may send upon request a list of record searchers.

4. You can also visit The Family History Library, or, one of its 4,500 satellite family history centers worldwide and search indexes and wills (see the Family History Library's cataloged entries providing the microfilm numbers so you can have them circulated to the center near you for searching the wills). The information obtained from the index[es] will help you more quickly search the wills and admons which can also be circulated on microfilm via any family history.

Indexes

Surviving wills and admons to the Peculiar Court of Temple Balsall have to some extent been indexed with the following ones:

Online Indexes

Printed and Published Indexes

The British Record Society's Index Library published a calendar for earlier years up to 1790 in volume 7, which may be accessed at many major archives in the United Kingdom, such as The National Archives, The British Library, etc.

Microfilmed Indexes at the Family History Library

The indexes as listed in the above are also available in the collection of The Family History Library and they are on microfilm and may be circulated to each of its satellite Family History Centers worldwide.

In addition, the Family History Library has a set of Calendars on microfilm that partially indexes the surnames (by first letter of surname only) available for the years from 1742 to 1790 only.

Records

Archives Location

The original records are deposited at:

Lichfield Record Office (formerly Lichfield Joint Record Office)
The Friary'
Lichfield
Staffs WS13 6QG
England
Telephone: U.K. 01543 510720
Overseas: (+44) 1543 510720

Obtaining a copy of a probate record:

Archive Records

Add information about the manuscript, printed and digital records in this location.

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).

Family History Library Records

You may visit the Family History Library and search the records on microfilm, or visit a family history center that has a copy.

The records have been microfilmed and are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City and through one of the more than 4,500 family history centers worldwide. These include:

Original Wills & Admons 1652-1854

Jurisdiction

The Court of the Peculiar of Temple Balsall held jurisdiction over the parish.
You can also visit The Family History Library, or, one of its 4,500 satellite family history centers worldwide and search indexes (see the Family History Library's cataloged entries providing the microfilms so you can have them circulated to the Family History center near you for searching the wills). The information obtained from the index[es] will help you more quickly search the wills and admons which can also be circulated on microfilm via any family history.