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Church of England, Diocese of York Prerogative courts
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Archiepiscopal Courts

From medieval times to the mid nineteenth centuries the church courts had a wide jurisdiction, and heard cases including defamation, matrimony, tithe, probate, church rights and breach of faith by clergy. At first there was only one central York c...

Church of England, Diocese of York

Probate

The records in this section represent the probate material that was passed to the District Probate Registry in York when probate became a civil matter in 1858. The transfer of material took place in 1886 – some years after the Diocesan courts ceas...

Church of England, Diocese of York