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MISCELLANEOUS RECORD CLASSES AT THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES

Transcribed by Brian Randell

The Source (TNA)

Testamentary material related to Devon can be found in a variety of classes of record at The National Archives. The single biggest source is class PROB 11, and hence our set of PROB 11 source items.

 

DWP's editing process

Our TNA source items cover material drawn from elsewhere in the online catalogue of The National Archives, to date for just the following further classes:

  • C: Records created, acquired, and inherited by Chancery
  • CRES: Records of The Crown Estate and predecessors
  • DEL: Records of the High Court of Delegates
  • E: Records of the Exchequer, and its related bodies
  • J: Supreme Court of Judicature and former Superior Courts
  • PROB 2: Prerogative Court of Canterbury and Other Probate Jurisdictions: Inventories compiled before 1661
  • PROB 3: Prerogative Court of Canterbury: Filed Engrossed Eighteenth Century Inventories and Associated Documents
  • PROB 4: Prerogative Court of Canterbury and Other Probate Jurisdictions: Engrossed Inventories Exhibited from 1660
  • PROB 5: Prerogative Court of Canterbury and Other Probate Jurisdictions: Miscellaneous Inventories, Accounts, and Associated Documents
  • PROB 10: Prerogative Court of Canterbury and Other Probate Jurisdictions: Bundles of Original Wills and Sentences
  • PROB 20: Records of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury - Supplementary Wills Series I
  • PROB 22: Prerogative Court of Canterbury: Supplementary Wills, Series III
  • PROB 23: Prerogative Court of Canterbury and Court for Probate of Wills and Granting Administrations: Supplementary Wills, Series IV
  • PROB 24: Prerogative Court of Canterbury and Court for Probate of Wills and Granting Administrations: Depositions
  • PROB 28: Records of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury - Disputed PCC Wills 1632-1722
  • PROB 31: The main series of exhibits brought into the registry of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury and produced in causes (i.e. legal disputes) from 1722 to 1858
  • PROB 32: Files of exhibits, in legal disputes, maintained by the Prerogative Court of Canterbury between 1666 and 1717
  • PROB 36: Court for Probate of Wills and Granting Administrations and Prerogative Court of Canterbury: Miscellaneous Exhibits Pre 1722
  • T: Records created and inherited by HM Treasury
  • TS: Records created or inherited by the Treasury Solicitor and HM Procurator General's Department

 

 

Locating the source and acquiring copies

The reference details given here for each item can be used to check The National Archives catalogue - which in some cases provides much more detail about the particular will, etc. - and via which one can find how to view or request a copy.