Staffordshire Probate Jurisdictions for Parishes Beginning with M through S

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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
Abbots Bromley Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory) 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Aston Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory) 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Audley Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory) 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Barlaston Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory) 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Barr, Great Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory) 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Barthomley Pre-1541 - Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory)

Post-1540 - Court of the Bishop of Cheshire (Episcopal Consistory)

Pre-1541

2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury

Post-1540

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

Barton under Needwood Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory) 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Baswich Court of the Peculiar of Whittington and Baswich 2 - Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory)
Bednall Court of the Peculiar of Whittington and Baswich 2 - Court of the Dean and Chapter of Lichfield

3 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury

Berkswich with Walton Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory) 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Betley Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory) 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Biddulph Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory) 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Bilston 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

Bilston St Luke 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

Bilston St Mary 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

Blithfield Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory) 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Blore Ray Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory) 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Bloxwich Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory) 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Blurton Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory) 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Blymhill Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory) 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Bobbington Court of the Royal Peculiar of Bridgnorth 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Bradley Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory) 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Bradley le Moors Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory) 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Bramshall Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory) 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Branstone Peculiar Court of Burton on Trent 2 - Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory)
Brereton Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory) 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Brewood 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

Brierley Hill Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory) 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Brockmoor Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory) 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Bromley, Abbot's Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory) 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Bromley, King's 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

Bromley, King's Hays Search the courts of the surrounding parishes .
Bromwich, West [All Saints] Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory) 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Bromwich, West Christ Church Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory) 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Bromwich, West Holy Trinity Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory) 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Broughton Court of the Peculiar of Eccleshall 2 - Court of the Dean and Chapter of Lichfield

3 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury

Brown Edge Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory) 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Bucknall cum Bagnall Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory) 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Burntwood Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory) 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Burslem Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory) 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Burslem St Paul Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory) 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Burton upon Trent [St Mowden] Court of the Peculiar of Burton on Trent 2 - Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory)

3 - Prerogative Court of the Archbichop of Canterbury

Burton upon Trent Christ Church Court of the Peculiar of Burton on Trent 2 - Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory)

3 - Prerogative Court of the Archbichop of Canterbury

Bushbury 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

Butterton (near Leek) Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory) 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Butterton (near Newcastle under Lyme) Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory) 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Calton Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory) 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Cannock Court of the Peculiar of the Dean and Chapter of Lichfield 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Canwell Search the courts of the surrounding parishes .
Castle Church Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory) 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Cauldon Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory) 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Caverswall Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory) 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Chapel Chorlton Court of the Peculiar of Eccleshall 2 - Court of the Dean and Chapter of Lichfield

3 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury

Chartley Holme Search the courts of the surrounding parishes .
Cheadle Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory) 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Chebsey Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory) 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Checkley Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory) 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Cheddleton Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory) 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Cheslyn Hay Search the courts of the surrounding parishes .
Chesterton Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory) 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Church Eaton Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory) 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Clifton Campville Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory) 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Cobridge Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory) 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Codsall Court of the Peculiar of Tettenhall 2 - Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory)

3 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury

Colton Court of the Peculiar of the Dean and Chapter of Lichfield 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Colwich Court of the Peculiar of Colwich 2 - Court of the Dean and Chapter of Lichfield

3 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury

Coppenhall Court of the Peculiar of Penkridge 2 - Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory)

3 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury

Coseley Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory) 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Cotes Heath Court of the Peculiar of Eccleshall 2 - Court of the Dean and Chapter of Lichfield

3 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury

Cresswell Search the courts of the surrounding parishes .
Croxden Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory) 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Darlaston Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory) 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Darlaston St George Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory) 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Derrington Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory) 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Dilhorne Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory) 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Draycott le Moors Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory) 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Drayton Bassett Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory) 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Dudley Castle Hill Search the courts of the surrounding parishes .
Dunston Court of the Peculiar of Penkridge 2 - Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory)

3 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury

Eccleshall Court of the Peculiar of Eccleshall 2 - Court of the Dean and Chapter of Lichfield

3 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury

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

Elford Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory) 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Elkstone Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory) 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Ellastone Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory) 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Ellenhall Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory) 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Endon Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory) 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Enville Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory) 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Etruria Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory) 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Ettingshall Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory) 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Farewell Court of the Peculiar of the Dean and Chapter of Lichfield 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Fazeley Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory) 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Fenton Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory) 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Forebridge Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory) 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Forsbrook Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory) 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Forton Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory) 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Fradswell Court of the Peculiar of Colwich 2 - Court of the Dean and Chapter of Lichfield

3 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury

Freeford Search the courts of the surrounding parishes .
Freehay Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory) 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Fulfen Search the courts of the surrounding parishes .
Fulford Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory) 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Gayton Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory) 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Gentleshaw Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory) 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Gnosall Court of the Peculiar of the Manor of Gnosall 2 - Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory)

3 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury

Goldenhill Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory) 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Gornal Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory) 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Gornal, Upper Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory) 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Gratwich Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory) 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Grindon Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory) 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Hammerwich 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

Hanbury Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory) 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Handsworth [St Mary] Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory) 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Hanford Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory) 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Hanley Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory) 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Harborne Court of the Peculiar of the Dean and Chapter of Lichfield 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Harborne, North [Holy Trinity] Court of the Peculiar of the Dean and Chapter of Lichfield 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Harlaston Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory) 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Haselour Peculiar Court of the Dean of Lichfield Search the courts of the surrounding parishes
Haughton Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory) 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Hilderstone Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory) 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Hill Top Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory) 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Himley Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory) 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Hints Court of the Peculiar of Hansacre and Armitage

2 - Peculiar Court of Alrewas and Weeford

3 - Court of the Dean and Chapter of Lichfield

4 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury

Hixon Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory) 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Hope Court of the Peculiar of the Dean and Chapter of Lichfield 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Hopwas Hays Search the courts of the surrounding parishes 2 - Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory)
Horton Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory) 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Ilam Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory) 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Ingestre Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory) 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Ipstones Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory) 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Keele Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory) 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Kingsley Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory) 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Kingstone Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory) 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Kingswinford Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory) 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Kingswinford St Mary Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory) 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Kinver Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory) 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Lapley Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory) 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Leek Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory) 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Leek St Luke Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory) 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Leigh Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory) 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Lichfield Cathedral 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

Lichfield 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

Lichfield St Chad 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

Lichfield 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

Lichfield St Michael 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

Lichfield the Close Search the courts of the surrounding parishes .
Lichfield the Friary Search the courts of the surrounding parishes .
Longdon Court of the Peculiar of Longdon 2 - Court of the Dean and Chapter of Lichfield

3 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury

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

3 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury

Swynnerton Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory) 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Talke Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory) 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Tamhorn Search the courts of the surrounding parishes .
Tamworth Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory) 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Tatenhill Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory) 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Tean, Upper Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory) 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Teddesley Hay Search the courts of the surrounding parishes .
Tettenhall Regis Court of the Peculiar of Tettenhall 2 - Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory)

3 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury

Thorpe Constantine Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory) 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Tillington Search the courts of the surrounding parishes .
Tipton [St Martin] 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

Tipton St Paul 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

Tixall Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory) 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Trent Vale Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory) 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Trentham Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory) 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Trysull Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory) 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Tunstall Christ Church Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory) 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Tutbury Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory) 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Uttoxeter Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory) 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Wall 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

Walsall [St Matthew] Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory) 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Walsall St Peter Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory) 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Walsall Wood [St John] Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory) 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Warslow Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory) 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Waterfall Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory) 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Wednesbury [St Bartholomew] Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory) 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Wednesbury St James Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory) 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Wednesbury St John Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory) 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Wednesfield 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

Weeford 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

Wellington Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory) 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Weston under Lizard Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory) 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Weston upon Trent Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory) 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Wetton Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory) 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Whitmore Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory) 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Whittington Court of the Peculiar of Whittington and Baswich 2 - Court of the Dean and Chapter of Lichfield

3 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury

Wiggington Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory) 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Willenhall Holy Trinity 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

Willenhall St Stephen 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

Wolstanton Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory) 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Wolverhampton [St Peter] 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

Wolverhampton St George 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

Wolverhampton St James 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

Wolverhampton St Mark 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

Wolverhampton St Mary 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

Wolverhampton St Matthew 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

Wolverhampton St Paul 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

Wombourn Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory) 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Woodford Grange Search the courts of the surrounding parishes .
Worston Search the courts of the surrounding parishes .
Wychnor Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory) 2 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Wyrley, Great 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

Yarlet Search the courts of the surrounding parishes .
Yoxhall Court of the Peculiar of Burton on Trent

2 - Court of the Dean and Chapter of Lichfield

3 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury


Post-1857 Probate Records

Beginning in 1858, the government took over the settlement of estates and all wills are now probated through the Principal Probate Registry system.  The system consists of 11 district registry offices and 18 sub-district registries, located throughout England and Wales, and the principal registry office located in London.  The records are available through the office of Her Majesty's Courts Service.  To learn more, go to the HMCS website.

A country-wide surname index to the records is available, so it is much easier to look for post-1857 wills.  The indexes for 1858-1957 and the records for 1858-1925 are available on microfilm at the Family History Library.