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For an explanation of probate records in England, click [[England Probate Records|here.]]  
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''[[England]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Staffordshire]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Staffordshire Probate Records]]''
  
Return to the [[Staffordshire Probate Records]] page.  
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<br>Here is a list of Staffordshire parishes beginning with the letter M through S and the pre-1858 courts that had probate jurisdiction over them.&nbsp; For other parishes, click on a letter link:&nbsp;
  
== Staffordshire&nbsp;Probates Courts  ==
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== Some Explanatory Notes on the Staffordshire Probate Courts  ==
 
 
 
Return to the [[Staffordshire Probate Records]] page.
 
 
 
Before 1858, every town and parish in Staffordshire fell under the probate jurisdiction of a primary court and several secondary courts.&nbsp; When looking for the will of an ancestor, you should search the courts in the order given.&nbsp;For&nbsp;an authoritative treatise on&nbsp;each Staffordshire probate court and the parishes&nbsp;comprising them in pre-1858, see Anthony J. Camp's publication,&nbsp;Wills and Their Whereabouts; also available at&nbsp;the Family History Library, FHL&nbsp;book call [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=413992&disp=Wills+and+their+whereabouts%20%20&columns=*,0,0 #942 S2wa].&nbsp;Search indexes first.&nbsp; For indexes, click on the court name links above [soon to be constructed]. When looking for the will of an ancester, you should search the courts in the order given.&nbsp; Search indexes first.&nbsp; For indexes, click on the court name links above.
 
 
 
Here is a list of Staffordshire parishes beginning with the letter M through S and the pre-1858 courts that had probate jurisdiction over them.&nbsp; For other parishes, click on a letter link:&nbsp;
 
 
 
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| [[Staffordshire Probate Jurisdictions for Parishes Beginning with A|A]]  
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| [[Staffordshire Probate Jurisdictions for Parishes Beginning with A|A]] &nbsp;
| [[Staffordshire Probate Jurisdictions for Parishes Beginning with B|B]]  
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| [[Staffordshire Probate Jurisdictions for Parishes Beginning with B|B]] &nbsp;
| [[Staffordshire Probaet Jurisdictions for Parishes Beginning with C through G|C-G]]  
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| [[Staffordshire Probate Jurisdictions for Parishes Beginning with C through G|C-G]]  
 
| [[Staffordshire Probate Jurisdictions for Parishes Beginning with H through L|H-L]]  
 
| [[Staffordshire Probate Jurisdictions for Parishes Beginning with H through L|H-L]]  
| [[Staffordshire Probate Jurisdictions for Parishes Beginning with M through S|M-S]]  
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| [[Staffordshire_Probate_Jurisdictions_for_Parishes_Beginning_with_M_through_S|M-S]]  
 
| [[Staffordshire Probate Jurisdictions for Parishes Beginning with T through Z|T-Z]]
 
| [[Staffordshire Probate Jurisdictions for Parishes Beginning with T through Z|T-Z]]
 
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1. In the first column, find the place where your ancestor lived.<br>2. In the second column, click on the court name to learn where to find the records and indexes.<br>3. If the record isn't found in the primary court, search the records for the secondary courts in the order listed.<br>4. The last court to search is the [[Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury]].
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If no will is found, your ancestor may not have left one.<br><br>
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! style="background: #ffdead" width="15%" | PARISH
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! style="background: #ffdead" width="40%" | SECONDARY COURTS - IN SEARCH ORDER
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! width="40%" style="background: rgb(255,222,173); moz-background-clip: -moz-initial; moz-background-origin: -moz-initial; moz-background-inline-policy: -moz-initial" | SECONDARY COURTS - IN SEARCH ORDER
 
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| Madeley  
 
| Madeley  
| [[Court of the Bishop of Lichfield]] (Episcopal Consistory)  
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| [[Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory)]]
 
| 2 - [[Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury]]
 
| 2 - [[Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury]]
 
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|-
 
| Maer  
 
| Maer  
| [[Court of the Bishop of Lichfield]] (Episcopal Consistory)  
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| [[Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory)]]
 
| 2 - [[Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury]]
 
| 2 - [[Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury]]
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Marchington  
 
| Marchington  
| [[Court of the Bishop of Lichfield]] (Episcopal Consistory)  
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| [[Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory)]]
 
| 2 - [[Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury]]
 
| 2 - [[Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury]]
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Marston with Whitgreave  
 
| Marston with Whitgreave  
| [[Court of the Bishop of Lichfield]] (Episcopal Consistory)  
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| [[Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory)]]
 
| 2 - [[Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury]]
 
| 2 - [[Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury]]
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Mayfield  
 
| Mayfield  
| [[Court of the Bishop of Lichfield]] (Episcopal Consistory)  
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| [[Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory)]]
 
| 2 - [[Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury]]
 
| 2 - [[Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury]]
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Meerbrook  
 
| Meerbrook  
| [[Court of the Bishop of Lichfield]] (Episcopal Consistory)  
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| [[Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory)]]
 
| 2 - [[Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury]]
 
| 2 - [[Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury]]
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Milwich  
 
| Milwich  
| [[Court of the Bishop of Lichfield]] (Episcopal Consistory)  
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| [[Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory)]]
 
| 2 - [[Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury]]
 
| 2 - [[Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury]]
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Moreton  
 
| Moreton  
| [[Court of the Bishop of Lichfield]] (Episcopal Consistory)  
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| [[Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory)]]
 
| 2 - [[Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury]]
 
| 2 - [[Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury]]
 
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|-
 
| Mowcop  
 
| Mowcop  
| [[Court of the Bishop of Lichfield]] (Episcopal Consistory)  
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| [[Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory)]]
 
| 2 - [[Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury]]
 
| 2 - [[Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury]]
 
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|-
 
| Moxley  
 
| Moxley  
| [[Court of the Bishop of Lichfield]] (Episcopal Consistory)  
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| [[Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory)]]
 
| 2 - [[Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury]]
 
| 2 - [[Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury]]
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Mucklestone  
 
| Mucklestone  
| [[Court of the Bishop of Lichfield]] (Episcopal Consistory)  
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| [[Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory)]]
 
| 2 - [[Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury]]
 
| 2 - [[Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury]]
 
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|-
 
| Newborough  
 
| Newborough  
| [[Court of the Bishop of Lichfield]] (Episcopal Consistory)  
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| [[Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory)]]
 
| 2 - [[Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury]]
 
| 2 - [[Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury]]
 
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|-
 
| Newcastle under Lyme  
 
| Newcastle under Lyme  
| [[Court of the Bishop of Lichfield]] (Episcopal Consistory)  
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| [[Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory)]]
 
| 2 - [[Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury]]
 
| 2 - [[Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury]]
 
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|-
 
| Newcastle under Lyme St George  
 
| Newcastle under Lyme St George  
| [[Court of the Bishop of Lichfield]] (Episcopal Consistory)  
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| [[Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory)]]
 
| 2 - [[Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury]]
 
| 2 - [[Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury]]
 
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|-
 
| Newchapel  
 
| Newchapel  
| [[Court of the Bishop of Lichfield]] (Episcopal Consistory)  
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| [[Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory)]]
 
| 2 - [[Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury]]
 
| 2 - [[Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury]]
 
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|-
 
| Norbury  
 
| Norbury  
| [[Court of the Bishop of Lichfield]] (Episcopal Consistory)  
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| [[Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory)]]
 
| 2 - [[Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury]]
 
| 2 - [[Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury]]
 
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|-
 
| Northwood  
 
| Northwood  
| [[Court of the Bishop of Lichfield]] (Episcopal Consistory)  
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| [[Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory)]]
 
| 2 - [[Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury]]
 
| 2 - [[Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury]]
 
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|-
 
| Norton le Moors  
 
| Norton le Moors  
| [[Court of the Bishop of Lichfield]] (Episcopal Consistory)  
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| [[Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory)]]
 
| 2 - [[Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury]]
 
| 2 - [[Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury]]
 
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|-
 
| Oakamoor  
 
| Oakamoor  
| [[Court of the Bishop of Lichfield]] (Episcopal Consistory)  
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| [[Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory)]]
 
| 2 - [[Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury]]
 
| 2 - [[Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury]]
 
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|-
 
| Ocker Hill  
 
| Ocker Hill  
| [[Court of the Bishop of Lichfield]] (Episcopal Consistory)  
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| [[Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory)]]
 
| 2 - [[Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury]]
 
| 2 - [[Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury]]
 
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|-
 
| Okeover  
 
| Okeover  
| [[Court of the Bishop of Lichfield]] (Episcopal Consistory)  
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| [[Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory)]]
 
| 2 - [[Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury]]
 
| 2 - [[Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury]]
 
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|-
 
| Onecote  
 
| Onecote  
| [[Court of the Bishop of Lichfield]] (Episcopal Consistory)  
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| [[Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory)]]
 
| 2 - [[Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury]]
 
| 2 - [[Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury]]
 
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|-
 
| Patshull  
 
| Patshull  
| [[Court of the Bishop of Lichfield]] (Episcopal Consistory)  
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| [[Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory)]]
 
| 2 - [[Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury]]
 
| 2 - [[Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury]]
 
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|-
 
| Pelsall  
 
| Pelsall  
| Pre-1846 - [[Court of the Peculiar of Wolverhampton]];
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| Pre-1846 - [[Court of the Peculiar of Wolverhampton]]  
Post-1845 - [[Court of the Bishop of Lichfield]] (Episcopal Consistory)
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Post-1845 - [[Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory)]]
  
 
| Pre-1846  
 
| Pre-1846  
2 - [[Court of the Bishop of Lichfield]] (Episcopal Consistory)  
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2 - [[Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory)]]
  
 
Post-1846  
 
Post-1846  
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3 - [[Court of the Peculiar of the Dean and Chapter of York]]  
 
3 - [[Court of the Peculiar of the Dean and Chapter of York]]  
  
4 - [[Court of the Chancery of the Archbishop of York]]
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4 - [[Court of the Chancery of the Archbishop of York]]  
  
 
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|-
 
| Penkhull  
 
| Penkhull  
| [[Court of the Bishop of Lichfield]] (Episcopal Consistory)  
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| [[Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory)]]
 
| 2 - [[Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury]]
 
| 2 - [[Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury]]
 
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|-
 
| Penkridge  
 
| Penkridge  
 
| [[Court of the Peculiar of Penkridge]]  
 
| [[Court of the Peculiar of Penkridge]]  
| 2 - [[Court of the Bishop of Lichfield]] (Episcopal Consistory)
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| 2 - [[Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory)]]
 
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|-
 
| Penn  
 
| Penn  
| [[Court of the Bishop of Lichfield]] (Episcopal Consistory)  
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| [[Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory)]]
 
| 2 - [[Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury]]
 
| 2 - [[Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury]]
 
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|-
 
| Pensnett  
 
| Pensnett  
| [[Court of the Bishop of Lichfield]] (Episcopal Consistory)  
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| [[Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory)]]
 
| 2 - [[Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury]]
 
| 2 - [[Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury]]
 
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|-
 
| Quarnford  
 
| Quarnford  
| [[Court of the Bishop of Lichfield]] (Episcopal Consistory)  
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| [[Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory)]]
 
| 2 - [[Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury]]
 
| 2 - [[Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury]]
 
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|-
 
| Quarry Bank  
 
| Quarry Bank  
| [[Court of the Bishop of Lichfield]] (Episcopal Consistory)  
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| [[Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory)]]
 
| 2 - [[Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury]]
 
| 2 - [[Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury]]
 
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|-
 
| Ranton  
 
| Ranton  
| [[Court of the Bishop of Lichfield]] (Episcopal Consistory)  
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| [[Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory)]]
 
| 2 - [[Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury]]
 
| 2 - [[Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury]]
 
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|-
 
| Reddal Hill  
 
| Reddal Hill  
| [[Court of the Bishop of Lichfield]] (Episcopal Consistory)  
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| [[Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory)]]
 
| 2 - [[Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury]]
 
| 2 - [[Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury]]
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Ridware, Hamstall  
 
| Ridware, Hamstall  
| [[Court of the Bishop of Lichfield]] (Episcopal Consistory)  
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| [[Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory)]]
 
| 2 - [[Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury]]
 
| 2 - [[Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury]]
 
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|-
 
|-
 
| Rocester  
 
| Rocester  
| [[Court of the Bishop of Lichfield]] (Episcopal Consistory)  
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| [[Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory)]]
 
| 2 - [[Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury]]
 
| 2 - [[Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury]]
 
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|-
 
| Rolleston  
 
| Rolleston  
| [[Court of the Bishop of Lichfield]] (Episcopal Consistory)  
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| [[Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory)]]
 
| 2 - [[Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury]]
 
| 2 - [[Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury]]
 
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|-
 
| Rowley Regis  
 
| Rowley Regis  
| [[Court of the Bishop of Lichfield]] (Episcopal Consistory); See also the parish of Clent  
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| [[Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory)]]; See also the parish of Clent  
 
| 2 - [[Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury]]
 
| 2 - [[Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury]]
 
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| [[Court of the Peculiar of the Dean and Chapter of Lichfield]]  
 
| [[Court of the Peculiar of the Dean and Chapter of Lichfield]]  
 
|  
 
|  
2 -&nbsp; [[Court of the Bishop of Lichfield]] (Episcopal Consistory)&nbsp;
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2 -&nbsp; [[Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory)]]&nbsp;  
  
 
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|-
 
| Rushall  
 
| Rushall  
| [[Court of the Bishop of Lichfield]] (Episcopal Consistory)  
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| [[Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory)]]
 
| 2 - [[Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury]]
 
| 2 - [[Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury]]
 
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|-
 
| Rushton  
 
| Rushton  
| [[Court of the Bishop of Lichfield]] (Episcopal Consistory)  
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| [[Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory)]]
 
| 2 - [[Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury]]
 
| 2 - [[Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury]]
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Salt  
 
| Salt  
| [[Court of the Bishop of Lichfield]] (Episcopal Consistory)  
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| [[Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory)]]
 
| 2 - [[Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury]]
 
| 2 - [[Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury]]
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Sandon  
 
| Sandon  
| [[Court of the Bishop of Lichfield]] (Episcopal Consistory)  
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| [[Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory)]]
 
| 2 - [[Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury]]
 
| 2 - [[Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury]]
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Sedgley  
 
| Sedgley  
| [[Court of the Peculiar of the Manor of Sedgley]]  
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| [[Court_of_the_Peculiar_of_the_Manor_of_Sedgely|Court of the Peculiar of the Manor of Sedgely]]  
| 2 - [[Court of the Bishop of Lichfield]] (Episcopal Consistory)
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| 2 - [[Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory)]]
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Seighford  
 
| Seighford  
| [[Court of the Bishop of Lichfield]] (Episcopal Consistory)  
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| [[Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory)]]
 
| 2 - [[Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury]]
 
| 2 - [[Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury]]
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Shareshill  
 
| Shareshill  
 
| [[Court of the Peculiar of Penkridge]]  
 
| [[Court of the Peculiar of Penkridge]]  
| 2 - [[Court of the Bishop of Lichfield]] (Episcopal Consistory)
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| 2 - [[Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory)]]
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Sheen  
 
| Sheen  
| [[Court of the Bishop of Lichfield]] (Episcopal Consistory)  
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| [[Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory)]]
 
| 2 - [[Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury]]
 
| 2 - [[Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury]]
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Shelton  
 
| Shelton  
| [[Court of the Bishop of Lichfield]] (Episcopal Consistory)  
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| [[Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory)]]
 
| 2 - [[Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury]]
 
| 2 - [[Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury]]
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Shenstone  
 
| Shenstone  
| [[Court of the Bishop of Lichfield]] (Episcopal Consistory)  
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| [[Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory)]]
 
| 2 - [[Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury]]
 
| 2 - [[Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury]]
 
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|-
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| [[Court of the Peculiar of the Dean and Chapter of Lichfield]]  
 
| [[Court of the Peculiar of the Dean and Chapter of Lichfield]]  
 
|  
 
|  
2 -&nbsp; [[Court of the Bishop of Lichfield]] (Episcopal Consistory)
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2 -&nbsp; [[Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory)]]
  
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Sneyd  
 
| Sneyd  
| [[Court of the Bishop of Lichfield]] (Episcopal Consistory)  
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| [[Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory)]]
 
| 2 - [[Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury]]
 
| 2 - [[Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury]]
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Stafford Christ Church  
 
| Stafford Christ Church  
 
| [[Court of the Peculiar of the Dean of Lichfield]]  
 
| [[Court of the Peculiar of the Dean of Lichfield]]  
| 2 - [[Court of the Bishop of Lichfield]] (Episcopal Consistory)
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| 2 - [[Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory)]]
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Stafford St Chad  
 
| Stafford St Chad  
| [[Court of the Prebend of Prees or Pipe Minor]]  
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| [[Court of the Peculiar of the Prebend of Prees or Pipe Minor]]  
 
| 2 - [[Court of the Peculiar of the Dean of Lichfield]]  
 
| 2 - [[Court of the Peculiar of the Dean of Lichfield]]  
 
3 - [[Court of the Peculiar of the Dean and Chapter of Lichfield]]  
 
3 - [[Court of the Peculiar of the Dean and Chapter of Lichfield]]  
  
4 - [[Court of the Bishop of Lichfield]] (Episcopal Consistory)  
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4 - [[Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory)]]
  
5 - [[Prerogative Court of Canterbury]]
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5 - [[Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury]]  
  
 
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|-
 
| Stafford St Mary  
 
| Stafford St Mary  
 
| [[Court of the Peculiar of the Dean of Lichfield]]  
 
| [[Court of the Peculiar of the Dean of Lichfield]]  
| 2 - [[Court of the Bishop of Lichfield]] (Episcopal Consistory)  
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| 2 - [[Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory)]]
3 - [[Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury]]
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3 - [[Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury]]  
  
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Standon  
 
| Standon  
| [[Court of the Bishop of Lichfield]] (Episcopal Consistory)  
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| [[Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory)]]
 
| 2 - [[Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury]]
 
| 2 - [[Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury]]
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Statfold  
 
| Statfold  
| [[Court of the Bishop of Lichfield]] (Episcopal Consistory)  
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| [[Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory)]]
 
| 2 - [[Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury]]
 
| 2 - [[Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury]]
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Stoke upon Trent  
 
| Stoke upon Trent  
| [[Court of the Bishop of Lichfield]] (Episcopal Consistory)  
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| [[Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory)]]
 
| 2 - [[Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury]]
 
| 2 - [[Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury]]
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Stone  
 
| Stone  
| [[Court of the Bishop of Lichfield]] (Episcopal Consistory)  
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| [[Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory)]]
 
| 2 - [[Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury]]
 
| 2 - [[Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury]]
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Stone Christ Church  
 
| Stone Christ Church  
| [[Court of the Bishop of Lichfield]] (Episcopal Consistory)  
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| [[Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory)]]
 
| 2 - [[Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury]]
 
| 2 - [[Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury]]
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Stonnall  
 
| Stonnall  
| [[Court of the Bishop of Lichfield]] (Episcopal Consistory)  
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| [[Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory)]]
 
| 2 - [[Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury]]
 
| 2 - [[Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury]]
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Stowe  
 
| Stowe  
| [[Court of the Bishop of Lichfield]] (Episcopal Consistory)  
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| [[Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory)]]
 
| 2 - [[Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury]]
 
| 2 - [[Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury]]
 
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|-
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| [[Court of the Peculiar of Penkridge]]  
 
| [[Court of the Peculiar of Penkridge]]  
 
| 2 -&nbsp; [[Peculiar Court of Burton on Trent]]  
 
| 2 -&nbsp; [[Peculiar Court of Burton on Trent]]  
3 - [[Court of the Bishop of Lichfield]] (Episcopal Consistory)
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3 - [[Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory)]]
  
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Swynnerton  
 
| Swynnerton  
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[[Category:Staffordshire]]

Revision as of 21:44, 27 August 2012

England Gotoarrow.png Staffordshire Gotoarrow.png Staffordshire Probate Records


Here is a list of Staffordshire parishes beginning with the letter M through S and the pre-1858 courts that had probate jurisdiction over them.  For other parishes, click on a letter link: 

A   B   C-G H-L M-S T-Z


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. The last court to search is 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
Madeley Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory) 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Maer Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory) 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Marchington Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory) 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Marston with Whitgreave Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory) 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Mayfield Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory) 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Meerbrook Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory) 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Milwich Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory) 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Moreton Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory) 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Mowcop Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory) 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Moxley Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory) 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Mucklestone Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory) 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Musden Grange Search the courts of the surrounding parishes .
Newborough Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory) 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Newcastle under Lyme Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory) 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Newcastle under Lyme St George Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory) 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Newchapel Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory) 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Norbury Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory) 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Northwood Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory) 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Norton Canes Court of the Peculiar of Hansacre and Armitage 2 - Court of the Dean and Chapter of Lichfield
Norton le Moors Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory) 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Oakamoor Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory) 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Ocker Hill Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory) 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Offley, High Court of the Peculiar of High Offley and Flixton 2 - Court of the Dean and Chapter of Lichfield
Ogley Hay Search the courts of the surrounding parishes .
Okeover Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory) 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Onecote Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory) 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Patshull Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory) 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Pelsall Pre-1846 - Court of the Peculiar of Wolverhampton

Post-1845 - Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory)

Pre-1846

2 - Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory)

Post-1846

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

Penkhull Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory) 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Penkridge Court of the Peculiar of Penkridge 2 - Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory)
Penn Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory) 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Pensnett Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory) 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Quarnford Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory) 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Quarry Bank Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory) 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Ranton Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory) 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Ranton Abbey Search the courts of the surrounding parishes .
Reddal Hill Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory) 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Ridware, Hamstall Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory) 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Ridware, Mavesyn Court of the Peculiar of Alrewas and Weeford 2 - Court of the Dean and Chapter of Lichfield
Ridware, Pipe Court of the Peculiar of Alrewas and Weeford 2 - Court of the Dean and Chapter of Lichfield
Rocester Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory) 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Rolleston Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory) 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Rowley Regis Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory); See also the parish of Clent 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Rugeley Court of the Peculiar of the Dean and Chapter of Lichfield

2 -  Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory) 

Rushall Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory) 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Rushton Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory) 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Salt Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory) 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Sandon Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory) 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Sedgley Court of the Peculiar of the Manor of Sedgely 2 - Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory)
Seighford Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory) 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Shareshill Court of the Peculiar of Penkridge 2 - Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory)
Sheen Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory) 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Shelton Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory) 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Shenstone Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory) 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Smethwick Court of the Peculiar of the Dean and Chapter of Lichfield

2 -  Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory)

Sneyd Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory) 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Stafford Christ Church Court of the Peculiar of the Dean of Lichfield 2 - Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory)
Stafford St Chad Court of the Peculiar of the Prebend of Prees or Pipe Minor 2 - Court of the Peculiar of the Dean of Lichfield

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

4 - Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory)

5 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury

Stafford St Mary Court of the Peculiar of the Dean of Lichfield 2 - Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory)

3 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury

Standon Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory) 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Statfold Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory) 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Stoke upon Trent Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory) 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Stone Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory) 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Stone Christ Church Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory) 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Stonnall Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory) 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Stowe Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory) 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Stretton Court of the Peculiar of Penkridge 2 -  Peculiar Court of Burton on Trent

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

Swynnerton Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory) 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury