Fonds PRDC - Peculiar of the Dean and Chapter Probate Records

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Peculiar of the Dean and Chapter Probate Records


  • 1444-1858 (Creation)

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This jurisdiction extended over the parishes of Arminghall, West Beckham, Catton, Hindolveston, Lakenham, Martham, Norwich St Mary in the Marsh with St Luke's Chapel (which included the Cathedral Precinct), Norwich St Helen, Norwich St James Pockthorpe, Norwich St Paul, Eaton by Norwich, Great Plumstead, Sedgeford, Sprowston and Trowse Newton. It was exempt from the Archdeacon's jurisdiction but not the Bishop's. Abolished in 1857.

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Wills and administrations only.

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For other probate records (including probate inventories) proved in the Peculiar of the Dean and Chapter of Norwich, see DCN 67-73.

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