Court of the Prebendal Peculiar of Lyme Regis and Halstock

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Dorset Probate Records

This court is a prebend of Salisbury Cathedral.

Step By Step[edit | edit source]

1. First search each index (see below) to help you more quickly find the will or administration (admon), writing down each detail cited in the indexed entry.
2. Proceed to the "Records" (below) to determine what probate records exist for this court.
3. Contact or visit the Wiltshire 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]

Online Indexes 1540-1858

Printed and Published Indexes[edit | edit source]

Wills at Salisbury 1464-1858

Records[edit | edit source]

Archive Locations[edit | edit source]


Address: Wiltshire and Swindon Archives,

Cocklebury Road, Chippenham, SN15 3QN

Telephone (01249) 705500


Archive Records[edit | edit source]

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

Microfilm of original records in the Wiltshire County Record Office, Trowbridge.

Family History Library Records[edit | edit source]

Church of England. Prebendal Court (Lyme-Regis and Halstock) Original wills 1664-1857

Jurisdictions[edit | edit source]

This jusrisdiction extended to the parishes of Lyme Regis and Halstock in Dorset.  The court was inhibited for six months in every three years by the Dean of Salisbury