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                      Staplehurst Wills Proved

                                 in the Consistory Court

 

 
 
                 An Index of Staplehurst Wills
         In the Consistory Court of Canterbury

                        1459 - 1857

 
   
     
               Index of Wills 1459 - 1857
     
   
 

There are a small number of Staplehurst wills proved in the Consistory Court which was presided over by the bishop and was superior to the Archdeaconry Court. Most of them date from the 1600s. They are catalogued in Maidstone under the reference PRC/32. The button above will take you to an index of those wills where the people are classed as 'of Staplehurst'.


Where to Get Copies of these Wills

The Consistory Court wills shown in this index are held at Maidstone in the Kent History and Library Centre. They can be viewed on film and prints taken. Some of the films are of poor quality while others are excellent

Copies of the film are also held at the Canterbury Archives and at the Society of Genealogist. The Family History Library of the IGI also has copies of these films and you should be able to view these at your local Family History Centre.