Author Topic: All Saints, Sudbury PR Look-up Please - James ROGERS c1733  (Read 4126 times)

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Re: All Saints, Sudbury PR Look-up Please - James ROGERS c1733
« Reply #9 on: Tuesday 10 April 18 21:05 BST (UK) »
Locations of Wills are complicated...

Simplifying hugely:

National Archives have wills that were proved at the Prerogative Courts of Canterbury - these should be for those who had property in both North and South of England i.e. the richest in the land but there was also a snobbery value plus also if you held Government bonds or were a sailor who died on service or... all sorts of other reasons you might have the will dealt with there. No harm in looking, they're searchable by name on both Ancestry and the National Archives site

Less well off would have their wills read in local (arch)diocesan courts so it would be back to the Suffolk Record Offices again

However they have an explanatory page here

https://www.suffolkarchives.co.uk/probate-records/pre-1858-wills/

and there's 11 pages of search results here (I didn't find anything searching for John Rogers will Sudbury but don't my word for it)


http://www.rootschat.com/links/01lvs/

And if you don't find anything there, then you could just search for Rogers and see if you can find any likely relatives

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Re: All Saints, Sudbury PR Look-up Please - James ROGERS c1733
« Reply #10 on: Tuesday 10 April 18 21:15 BST (UK) »
simple is good  ;D
Looking forward to this. Many thanks, I will post any success.
again thanks for the help  ;D
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Re: All Saints, Sudbury PR Look-up Please - James ROGERS c1733
« Reply #11 on: Tuesday 10 April 18 22:06 BST (UK) »
Pre1858 there were three levels of probate courts covering Suffolk and the odd exception.

For Sudbury itself, top court as Steve says would be Prerogative Court of Canterbury, next would be Norwich Consistory Court whose records are held at Norfolk Records Office, and the lowest court was Archdeaconry of Sudbury.  These are the courts for what would be the Archdeaconry of Sudbury area which is pretty much most of the west of the county.  Archdeaconry Court of Sudbury probate records are held at Bury St Edmunds Record Office but as Steve has said, you can search for them on the main SRO website.

There is also the Archdeaconry Court of Suffolk which covers the east of the county. The top two courts are the same as for Sudbury and then the Archdeaconry Court of Suffolk whose probate records are held at Ipswich Records Office but again searchable on the SRO website itself.

Even then there are some exceptions.  As Steve says its a bit complicated and depends on the value of the estate and where property may be owned.

You can search Norwich Consistory Court probate records on NRO's website - http://nrocat.norfolk.gov.uk/DServe/DServe.exe?NS&dsqServer=NCC3CL01&dsqApp=Archive&dsqCmd=Index.tcl.  Select Category Searches from the Menu and Wills and Probate Records.  The entries tend to be indexed surname then first name so its advisable to stick surname in the top box only and then to filter to Suffolk only, put Suffolk or even Sudbury in the "Title" box.
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Re: All Saints, Sudbury PR Look-up Please - James ROGERS c1733
« Reply #12 on: Wednesday 10 February 21 11:58 GMT (UK) »
hello,
Within this post, I mention that within All Saints church, Sudbury there is/was? a plaque dedicated to the two deceased sons: 
Zechariah Rogers b/chr? 03-05-1765, buried 22-05-1765 and
Zechariah Rogers b/chr? 03-04-1767, buried 26-04-1767
of parents James and Martha Rogers.
To be honest I recieved this information from a forgotten contact and have no actual proof that this plaque still exists (or ever did) When I visited all Saints, the church was being extensively refurbished/restored  so it was not possible for me to search for it.
Does anyone know of this plaque or inscription? It would be really nice to have this actually proven one way or the other,,,, who knows maybe the inscription may reveal something else?
If anyone may be able to shed some light on this I would be very grateful  ;D
best wishes
Pete

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