Catalogue description Prerogative Court of Canterbury: Acts of Court

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Details of PROB 30
Reference: PROB 30
Title: Prerogative Court of Canterbury: Acts of Court

Original Prerogative Court of Canterbury records relating to various decisions and judgements. The records are acts in litigation, renunciations of executorship, appointments of guardians for minors, acts to lead decrees and limited grants of probate and administration, presentation of letters of request (from outside the Province of Canterbury), acts recording the transfer of wills proved in error in other courts and orders concerning the revaluation of estates.

Date: 1740-1858

PROB 30/251 to 440 covering 1819-1858 are arranged in monthly bundles alphabetically by name of the deceased.

Related material:

For Prerogative Court of Canterbury administration act books see PROB 6

For documents appointing proctors to act on behalf of persons with an interest in business in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury see PROB 19

Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Copies held at:

PROB 28/ 1-250 (1740 to 1818) is duplicated in the Acts of Court Books in PROB 29

Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English

Prerogative Court of Canterbury, 1660-1858

Physical description: 440 bundle(s)
Administrative / biographical background:

Where wills were dubious or grants of administration not straight forward, procedure was by decree rather than in common form.

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