Staffordshire Probate Jurisdictions for Parishes Beginning with T through Z

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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
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.