FULL TITLE: The Peculiar Court of Dorchester - Volume One - Persons Named in Wills Proved 1700-1745.
This booklet contains a list of names extracted from the 279 wills proved in the Peculiar Court of Dorchester in the years 1700 to 1745 inclusive. The main list, comprising over 2,700 names, is arranged in alphabetic sequence and has a reference number against each name allowing the reader to cross-refer to the list of testators. A 2-character relationship code may also be shown where the person named is stated to have a relationship to the testator. The list of testators is presented in reference number sequence and shows, for each testator, the Oxfordshire Record Office reference, the date of the will, the date the will was proved and the name and location of the testator. A list of relationship codes and their meaning is also provided.
The area of jurisdiction of the Peculiar Court of Dorchester includes the Oxfordshire parishes of Benson, Chislehampton, Clifton Hampden, Dorchester, Drayton St. Leonard, Marsh Baldon, Nettlebed, Pishill, Stadhampton, Toot Baldon and Warborough.