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Before 1858, every town and parish in Staffordshire fell under the probate jurisdiction of a primary court and several secondary courts.  When looking for the will of an ancestor, you should search the courts in the order given. For an authoritative treatise on each Staffordshire probate court and the parishes comprising them in pre-1858, see Anthony J. Camp's publication, Wills and Their Whereabouts; also available at the Family History Library, FHL 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]. Search indexes first.  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.  Search indexes first.  For indexes, click on the court name links above.  
 
Before 1858, every town and parish in Staffordshire fell under the probate jurisdiction of a primary court and several secondary courts.  When looking for the will of an ancestor, you should search the courts in the order given. For an authoritative treatise on each Staffordshire probate court and the parishes comprising them in pre-1858, see Anthony J. Camp's publication, Wills and Their Whereabouts; also available at the Family History Library, FHL 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]. Search indexes first.  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.  Search indexes first.  For indexes, click on the court name links above.  
  
Here is a list of Staffordshire parishes beginning with the letter A and the pre-1858 courts that had probate jurisdiction over them.  For other parishes, click on a letter link:  [[Staffordshire Probate Jurisdictions for Parishes Beginning with A|A]], [[Staffordshire Probate Jurisdictions for Parishes Beginning with B through G|B-G]], [[Staffordshire Probate Jurisdictions for Parishes Beginning with H through L|H-L]], [[Staffordshire Probate Jurisdictions for Parishes Beginning with M through S|M-S]], [[Staffordshire Probate Jurisdictions for Parishes Beginning with T through Z|T-Z]].  
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Here is a list of Staffordshire parishes beginning with the letter A and the pre-1858 courts that had probate jurisdiction over them.  For other parishes, click on a letter link:  [[Staffordshire Probate Jurisdictions for Parishes Beginning with A|A]], [[Staffordshire Probate Jurisdictions for Parishes Beginning with B through G|B-G]], [[Staffordshire Probate Jurisdictions for Parishes Beginning with H through L|H-L]], [[Staffordshire_Probate_Jurisdictions_for_Parishes_Beginning_with_M_through_S|M-S]], [[Staffordshire Probate Jurisdictions for Parishes Beginning with T through Z|T-Z]].  
  
 
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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
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| 2 - [[Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury]]
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 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
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| 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
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| 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
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| 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
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| 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
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| 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
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| 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
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| 2 - [[Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury]]
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 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
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| 2 - [[Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury]]
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 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
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| 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
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| 2 - [[Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury]]
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Musden Grange  
 
| Musden Grange  
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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
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| 2 - [[Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury]]
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 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
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| 2 - [[Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury]]
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 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
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| 2 - [[Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury]]
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 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
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| 2 - [[Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury]]
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 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
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| 2 - [[Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury]]
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 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
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| 2 - [[Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury]]
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Norton Canes  
 
| Norton Canes  
| Court of the Peculiar of Hansacre and Armitage  
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| [[Court of the Peculiar of Hansacre and Armitage]]
| 2 - Court of the Dean and Chapter of Lichfield  
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| 2 - [[Court of the Dean and Chapter of Lichfield]]
3 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
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3 - [[Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury]]
  
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 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
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| 2 - [[Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury]]
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 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
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| 2 - [[Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury]]
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 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
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| 2 - [[Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury]]
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Offley, High  
 
| Offley, High  
| Court of the Peculiar of High Offley and Flixton  
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| [[Court of the Peculiar of High Offley and Flixton]]
| 2 - Court of the Dean and Chapter of Lichfield  
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| 2 - [[Court of the Dean and Chapter of Lichfield]]
3 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
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3 - [[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
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| 2 - [[Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury]]
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 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
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| 2 - [[Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury]]
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 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
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| 2 - [[Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury]]
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 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)  
  
3 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury  
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3 - [[Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury]]
  
 
Post-1846  
 
Post-1846  
  
2 - Exchequer and Prerogative Courts of the Archbishop of York  
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2 - [[Exchequer and Prerogative Courts of the Archbishop of York]]
  
3 - Court of the Peculiar of the Dean and Chapter of York  
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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]]
  
5 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
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5 - [[Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury]]
  
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 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
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| 2 - [[Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury]]
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Penkridge  
 
| Penkridge  
| Court of the Peculiar of Penkridge  
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| [[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)  
3 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
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3 - [[Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury]]
  
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 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
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| 2 - [[Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury]]
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 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
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| 2 - [[Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury]]
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 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
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| 2 - [[Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury]]
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 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
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| 2 - [[Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury]]
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 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
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| 2 - [[Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury]]
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Ranton Abbey  
 
| Ranton Abbey  
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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
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| 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
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| 2 - [[Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury]]
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Ridware, Mavesyn  
 
| Ridware, Mavesyn  
| Court of the Peculiar of Alrewas and Weeford  
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| [[Court of the Peculiar of Alrewas and Weeford]]
| 2 - Court of the Dean and Chapter of Lichfield  
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| 2 - [[Court of the Dean and Chapter of Lichfield]]
3 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
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3 - [[Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury]]
  
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Ridware, Pipe  
 
| Ridware, Pipe  
| Court of the Peculiar of Alrewas and Weeford  
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| [[Court of the Peculiar of Alrewas and Weeford]]
| 2 - Court of the Dean and Chapter of Lichfield  
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| 2 - [[Court of the Dean and Chapter of Lichfield]]
3 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
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3 - [[Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury]]
  
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 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
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| 2 - [[Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury]]
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 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
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| 2 - [[Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury]]
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 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
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| 2 - [[Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury]]
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Rugeley  
 
| Rugeley  
| Court of the Peculiar of the Dean and Chapter of Lichfield  
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| [[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;  
  
3 -&nbsp;Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
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3 -&nbsp; [[Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury]]
  
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Rushall  
 
| Rushall  
| Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory)  
+
| [[Court of the Bishop of Lichfield]] (Episcopal Consistory)  
| 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
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| 2 - [[Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury]]
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Rushton  
 
| Rushton  
| Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory)  
+
| [[Court of the Bishop of Lichfield]] (Episcopal Consistory)  
| 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
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| 2 - [[Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury]]
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Salt  
 
| Salt  
| Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory)  
+
| [[Court of the Bishop of Lichfield]] (Episcopal Consistory)  
| 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
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| 2 - [[Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury]]
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Sandon  
 
| Sandon  
| Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory)  
+
| [[Court of the Bishop of Lichfield]] (Episcopal Consistory)  
| 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
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| 2 - [[Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury]]
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Sedgley  
 
| Sedgley  
| Court of the Peculiar of the Manor of Sedgley  
+
| [[Court of the Peculiar of the Manor of Sedgley]]
| 2 - Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory)  
+
| 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]]
  
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Seighford  
 
| Seighford  
| Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory)  
+
| [[Court of the Bishop of Lichfield]] (Episcopal Consistory)  
| 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
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| 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)  
+
| 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]]
  
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 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
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| 2 - [[Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury]]
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Shelton  
 
| Shelton  
| Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory)  
+
| [[Court of the Bishop of Lichfield]] (Episcopal Consistory)  
| 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
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| 2 - [[Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury]]
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Shenstone  
 
| Shenstone  
| Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory)  
+
| [[Court of the Bishop of Lichfield]] (Episcopal Consistory)  
| 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
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| 2 - [[Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury]]
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Smethwick  
 
| Smethwick  
| Court of the Peculiar of the Dean and Chapter of Lichfield  
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| [[Court of the Peculiar of the Dean and Chapter of Lichfield]]
 
|  
 
|  
2 -&nbsp;Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory)  
+
2 -&nbsp; [[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]]
  
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Sneyd  
 
| Sneyd  
| Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory)  
+
| [[Court of the Bishop of Lichfield]] (Episcopal Consistory)  
| 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
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| 2 - [[Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury]]
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Stafford Christ Church  
 
| Stafford Christ Church  
| Court of the Peculiar of the Dean of Lichfield  
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| [[Court of the Peculiar of the Dean of Lichfield]]
| 2 - Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory)  
+
| 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]]
  
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Stafford St Chad  
 
| Stafford St Chad  
| Court of the Prebend of Prees or Pipe Minor  
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| [[Court of the Prebend of Prees or Pipe Minor]]
| 2 - Court of the Peculiar of the Dean of Lichfield  
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| 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)  
+
4 - [[Court of the Bishop of Lichfield]] (Episcopal Consistory)  
  
5 - Prerogative Court of Canterbury
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5 - [[Prerogative Court of Canterbury]]
  
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 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)  
+
| 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)  
+
| [[Court of the Bishop of Lichfield]] (Episcopal Consistory)  
| 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
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| 2 - [[Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury]]
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Statfold  
 
| Statfold  
| Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory)  
+
| [[Court of the Bishop of Lichfield]] (Episcopal Consistory)  
| 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
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| 2 - [[Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury]]
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Stoke upon Trent  
 
| Stoke upon Trent  
| Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory)  
+
| [[Court of the Bishop of Lichfield]] (Episcopal Consistory)  
| 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
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| 2 - [[Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury]]
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Stone  
 
| Stone  
| Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory)  
+
| [[Court of the Bishop of Lichfield]] (Episcopal Consistory)  
| 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
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| 2 - [[Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury]]
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Stone Christ Church  
 
| Stone Christ Church  
| Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory)  
+
| [[Court of the Bishop of Lichfield]] (Episcopal Consistory)  
| 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
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| 2 - [[Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury]]
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Stonnall  
 
| Stonnall  
| Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory)  
+
| [[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)  
+
| [[Court of the Bishop of Lichfield]] (Episcopal Consistory)  
| 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
+
| 2 - [[Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury]]
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Stretton  
 
| Stretton  
| Court of the Peculiar of Penkridge  
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3 - Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory)
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Revision as of 18:45, 28 April 2009

For an explanation of probate records in England, click here. For an explanation  of probate records in England, click here.

Staffordshire Probate Courts

Some Explanatory Notes on the Staffordshire Probate Courts

Court Jurisdictions by Parish

Before 1858, every town and parish in Staffordshire fell under the probate jurisdiction of a primary court and several secondary courts.  When looking for the will of an ancestor, you should search the courts in the order given. For an authoritative treatise on each Staffordshire probate court and the parishes comprising them in pre-1858, see Anthony J. Camp's publication, Wills and Their Whereabouts; also available at the Family History Library, FHL book call #942 S2wa. Search indexes first.  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.  Search indexes first.  For indexes, click on the court name links above.

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


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

3 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury

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

3 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury

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)

3 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury

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

5 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury

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)

3 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury

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

3 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury

Ridware, Pipe Court of the Peculiar of Alrewas and Weeford 2 - Court of the Dean and Chapter of Lichfield

3 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury

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) 

3 -  Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury

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

3 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury

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)

3 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury

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)

3- Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury

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)

3 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury

Stafford St Chad Court 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 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