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''[[England]]&nbsp;[[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Staffordshire]]&nbsp;[[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Staffordshire Probate Records]]''
  
For an explanation of probate records in England, click [[England Probate Records|here.]] For an explanation&nbsp; of probate records in England, click [[England Probate Records|here.]]
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== Staffordshire&nbsp;Probate Courts  ==
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Here is a list of Staffordshire parishes beginning with the letters&nbsp;T through Z and the pre-1858 courts that had probate jurisdiction over them.&nbsp; For other parishes, click on a letter link:&nbsp;  
  
== Some Explanatory Notes on the Staffordshire Probate Courts  ==
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| [[Staffordshire Probate Jurisdictions for Parishes Beginning with B|B]] &nbsp;
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| [[Staffordshire Probate Jurisdictions for Parishes Beginning with C through G|C-G]]
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| [[Staffordshire Probate Jurisdictions for Parishes Beginning with H through L|H-L]]
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| [[Staffordshire Probate Jurisdictions for Parishes Beginning with M through S|M-S]]
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| [[Staffordshire_Probate_Jurisdictions_for_Parishes_Beginning_with_T_through_Z|T-Z]]
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== Court Jurisdictions by Parish  ==
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<br>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]].
  
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.
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If no will is found, your ancestor may not have left one.<br><br>
 
 
Here is a list of Staffordshire parishes beginning with the letter A and the pre-1858 courts that had probate jurisdiction over them.&nbsp; For other parishes, click on a letter link:&nbsp; [[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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! style="background: #ffdead" width="40%" | SECONDARY COURTS - IN SEARCH ORDER
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|-
 
| Talke  
 
| Talke  
| 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]]
 
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|-
 
| Tamhorn  
 
| Tamhorn  
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|-
 
| Tamworth  
 
| Tamworth  
| 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]]
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Tatenhill  
 
| Tatenhill  
| 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]]
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Tean, Upper  
 
| Tean, Upper  
| 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]]
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Teddesley Hay  
 
| Teddesley Hay  
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|-
 
|-
 
| Tettenhall Regis  
 
| Tettenhall Regis  
| Court of the Peculiar of Tettenhall  
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| [[Court of the Peculiar of Tettenhall]]
| 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
 
 
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Thorpe Constantine  
 
| Thorpe Constantine  
| 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]]
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Tillington  
 
| Tillington  
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|-
 
|-
 
| Tipton [St Martin]  
 
| Tipton [St Martin]  
| 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  
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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  
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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
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4 - [[Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory)]]
  
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Tipton St Paul  
 
| Tipton St Paul  
| 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  
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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  
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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
 
  
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Tixall  
 
| Tixall  
| 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]]
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Trent Vale  
 
| Trent Vale  
| 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]]
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Trentham  
 
| Trentham  
| 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]]
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Trysull  
 
| Trysull  
| 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]]
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Tunstall Christ Church  
 
| Tunstall 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
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| 2 - [[Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury]]
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Tutbury  
 
| Tutbury  
| 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]]
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Uttoxeter  
 
| Uttoxeter  
| 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]]
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Wall  
 
| Wall  
| 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)  
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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]]
  
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Walsall [St Matthew]  
 
| Walsall [St Matthew]  
| 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]]
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Walsall St Peter  
 
| Walsall St Peter  
| 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]]
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Walsall Wood [St John]  
 
| Walsall Wood [St John]  
| 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]]
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Warslow  
 
| Warslow  
| 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]]
 
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|-
 
| Waterfall  
 
| Waterfall  
| 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]]
 
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|-
 
| Wednesbury [St Bartholomew]  
 
| Wednesbury [St Bartholomew]  
| 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]]
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Wednesbury St James  
 
| Wednesbury St James  
| 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]]
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Wednesbury St John  
 
| Wednesbury St John  
| 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]]
 
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|-
 
| Wednesfield  
 
| Wednesfield  
| 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
 
  
 
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
 
  
4 - Court of the Chancery of the Archbishop of York  
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3 - [[Court of the Peculiar of the Dean and Chapter of York]]
  
5 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
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4 - [[Court of the Chancery of the Archbishop of York]]
  
 
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|-
 
| Weeford  
 
| Weeford  
| 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
 
 
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Wellington  
 
| Wellington  
| 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]]
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Weston under Lizard  
 
| Weston under Lizard  
| 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]]
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Weston upon Trent  
 
| Weston 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
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| 2 - [[Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury]]
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Wetton  
 
| Wetton  
| 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]]
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Whitmore  
 
| Whitmore  
| 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]]
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Whittington  
 
| Whittington  
| Court of the Peculiar of Whittington and Baswich  
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| [[Court of the Peculiar of Whittington and Baswich]]
| 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
 
 
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Wiggington  
 
| Wiggington  
| 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]]
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Willenhall Holy Trinity  
 
| Willenhall Holy Trinity  
| 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
 
  
 
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
 
  
4 - Court of the Chancery of the Archbishop of York  
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3 - [[Court of the Peculiar of the Dean and Chapter of York]]
  
5 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
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4 - [[Court of the Chancery of the Archbishop of York]]
  
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Willenhall St Stephen  
 
| Willenhall St Stephen  
| 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
 
  
 
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
 
  
4 - Court of the Chancery of the Archbishop of York  
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3 - [[Court of the Peculiar of the Dean and Chapter of York]]
  
5 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
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4 - [[Court of the Chancery of the Archbishop of York]]
  
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Wolstanton  
 
| Wolstanton  
| 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]]
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Wolverhampton [St Peter]  
 
| Wolverhampton [St Peter]  
| 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
 
  
 
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
 
  
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Wolverhampton St George  
 
| Wolverhampton St George  
| 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
 
  
 
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
 
  
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Wolverhampton St James  
 
| Wolverhampton St James  
| 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
 
  
 
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
 
  
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Wolverhampton St Mark  
 
| Wolverhampton St Mark  
| 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)
+
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
 
  
 
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
 
  
4 - Court of the Chancery of the Archbishop of York  
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3 - [[Court of the Peculiar of the Dean and Chapter of York]]
  
5 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
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4 - [[Court of the Chancery of the Archbishop of York]]
  
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Wolverhampton St Mary  
 
| Wolverhampton St Mary  
| 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)
+
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
 
  
 
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
 
  
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Wolverhampton St Matthew  
 
| Wolverhampton St Matthew  
| 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)
+
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)]]
 
 
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5 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
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| Wolverhampton St Paul  
 
| Wolverhampton St Paul  
| Pre-1846 - Court of the Peculiar of Wolverhampton;
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Post-1845 - Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory)
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| Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory)  
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Beginning in 1858, the government took over the&nbsp;settlement of estates and all&nbsp;wills are now probated through the Principal Probate Registry system.&nbsp; The system consists of 11 district registry offices and&nbsp;18 sub-district registries, located throughout England and Wales, and&nbsp;the principal registry&nbsp;office located in London.&nbsp; The records are available through the office of Her Majesty's Courts Service.&nbsp; To learn more, go to the [http://www.hmcourts-service.gov.uk/infoabout/civil/probate/index.htm HMCS website].  
 
Beginning in 1858, the government took over the&nbsp;settlement of estates and all&nbsp;wills are now probated through the Principal Probate Registry system.&nbsp; The system consists of 11 district registry offices and&nbsp;18 sub-district registries, located throughout England and Wales, and&nbsp;the principal registry&nbsp;office located in London.&nbsp; The records are available through the office of Her Majesty's Courts Service.&nbsp; To learn more, go to the [http://www.hmcourts-service.gov.uk/infoabout/civil/probate/index.htm HMCS website].  
  
A&nbsp;country-wide surname index to the records is available, so it is much easier to look for post-1857 wills.&nbsp; The [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=208102&disp=Calendar+of+the+grants+of+probate+and+le%20%20&columns=*,0,0 indexes] for 1858-1957 and the records for 1858-1925 are available on microfilm at the Family History Library.<br>
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A&nbsp;country-wide surname index to the records is available, so it is much easier to look for post-1857 wills.&nbsp; The {{FHL|208102|title-id|disp=indexes}} for 1858-1957 and the records for 1858-1925 are available on microfilm at the Family History Library.<br>
  
 
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[[Category:Staffordshire]]

Revision as of 07:31, 7 January 2011

England Gotoarrow.png Staffordshire Gotoarrow.png Staffordshire Probate Records


Here is a list of Staffordshire parishes beginning with the letters T through Z 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
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)
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 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)

Tipton St Paul 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)

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)

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

Weeford Court of the Peculiar of Alrewas and Weeford 2 - Court of the Dean and Chapter of Lichfield
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
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)

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

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)

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

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)

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

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)

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

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)

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

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)

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

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)

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

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)

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

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)

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

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
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


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.