Microfiche copies, [20th century], of abstracts and indices of wills of St Davids Consistory Court (1564-1858), held at National Library of Wales.
Abstracts and Indices of Wills, 1564-1858
- This material is held at
- ReferenceGB 213 D/WILLS
- Dates of Creation[20th century]
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description0.009 cubic metres (2 very small boxes of fiche cards) Access to the records requires use of a microfiche reader.
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
Until 1858 wills were proved in diocesan Consistory Courts. St Davids Consistory Court had probate jurisdiction over Pembrokeshire, Cardiganshire, Carmarthenshire, and the deanery of Gower in Glamorgan. The Court proved the wills of testators whose property lay entirely within the diocese; wills relating to two or more dioceses were proved in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury. In 1858, responsibility for proving wills passed to the State.
Arranged into the following: abstracts; abstracts misc. set; indices to abstracts; indices to copy wills; misc. indices.
Deposited by Mr M. Bell, CJCLDS, Family History Department, 751 Warwick Road, Solihull, West Midlands B91 2DQ, 1989.
Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Pembrokeshire Record Office, Abstracts and Indices of Wills, 1564-1858, catalogue; Hey, David, The Oxford Dictionary of Local and Family History (Oxford, 1997); National Library of Wales website (), viewed 17 June 2005.
Other Finding Aids
Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Pembrokeshire Record Office.
Conditions Governing Use
Usual copyright regulations apply
All records have been retained
Accruals are not expected
Location of Originals
The records of St Davids Consistory Court are at the National Library of Wales.