Court of the Peculiar of the Manor of Ruyton-of-the-Eleven-Towns

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Shropshire Probate Records

Step By Step[edit | edit source]

1. First search each index (see below) to help you more quickly find the will, writing down each detail cited in the indexed entry.
2. Proceed to "Records" (below) to determine what probate records exist for this court. Also see "Probate Records of This Court in The Family History Library".
3. Contact or visit Shropshire Record Office or, hire a professional record searcher to view these records on your behalf. Officials may send upon request a list of record searchers.
4. Visit The Family History Library, or, one of its 4,500 satellite family history centers worldwide and search indexes to probate records; then with the information obtained from the index[es] you can search more quickly the original wills and admons also on microfilm via any centers near you.

Indexes[edit | edit source]

Online Indexes[edit | edit source]

Printed and Published Indexes[edit | edit source]

Manuscript Indexes

Index 1662-1858

Indexes at the Family History Library

See "A  List of Wills and Marriage Settlements in the Local History Collection of the Shrewsbury Public Library"

Records[edit | edit source]

Archives Location[edit | edit source]

The surviving original records are deposited at:

Shropshire Archives
Shropshire Council
Community Services, Castle Gates
Shropshire  SY1 2AQ


Tel  44+ (0)1743 255350


Archive Records[edit | edit source]

Add information about the manuscript, printed and digital records in this location.

  • Act Books 1665-1709
  • Register Copy Wills & Administrations 1666-1812]
  • Wills & Administrations 1765-1783
  • Inventories 1729-1770

Family History Library Records[edit | edit source]

See "A List of Wills and Marriage Settlements in the Local History Collection of the Shrewsbury Public Library"

Jurisdictions[edit | edit source]

This peculiar (smaller) probate court held jurisdiction over the manor of Ruyton-of-the-Eleven-Towns (in the diocese of Lichfield).