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SUFFOLK AND NORFOLK WILLS

 
SUFFOLK

Before 1558 Suffolk was in the province of Canterbury and diocese of Norwich. The Archdeaconry of Suffolk covers East Suffolk. The Archdeaconry of Sudbury covers West Suffolk. Suffolk testators are also to be found in the records of the consistory court of Norwich and the Prerogative Court of Canterbury.

Court of Archdeaconry of Sudbury 1354-1700 (British Record Society)

STARR, John, Great Bradley 1694, A5/6/171; A4/37/55
STARR, William, Haverhill, 1693, R2/72/173
STERE, William, Sprowston, 1585, W1/S1/180
STERR(E), John, thatcher, Bury St Edmunds, 1512, R2/4/212, R2/5/11
STERR(E), Richard, thatcher, Bury St Edmunds, 1492, R2/4/21

Court of Archdeaconry of Sudbury 1660-1858 (LDS Film 97046); 1701-1858
Nil

Court of Archdeaconry of Suffolk 1444-1700 (British Record Society); 1701-1857 Also Ipswich Probate Court 1613-1674.

STARES, Benedict, husb, Bungay, 1603, R39/253; W39/140
STARES, Thomas, the elder, Blundeston, 1572, R24/238; W22/150
STARES, Thomas, yeo., Blundeston, 1587, R31/306; W29/236
STARES, Thomas, yeo., Lound, 1631, R60/28; W67/57
STARES, William, Blundeston, 1556, R17/428; W15/176
STARR, Thomas, Sproughton, 1616, A6/2/10
CAPNE, John, Carlton Colville, 1638
STARYS, Henry, Blundeston, 1542, R14/300; W12/235
STARYS, William, Blundeston, 1530, R10/155
STERRY, Joseph, Lowestoft, 1722
STERRY, George, Bungay, 1791
STERRY, John, Kirkley, 1795
STERRY, John, Lowestoft, 1837

Court of Archdeaconry of Suffolk 1847-1857 - Index of Beneficiaries of Wills (Suffolk FHS)

Beneficiary Residence Relationship Date Written Date Proved Testator SRO Ref Notes
Hannah Jex Sterry   Daughter 1848 1855 Susannah Masterson I/C/AA2/127  
James Sterry No abode Son in law & executor 1848 1855 Susannah Masterson I/C/AA2/127  
John Sterry Lowestoft Beneficiary 1847 1848 Ann Whatling IC/AA2/125 Fish Merchant
John Sterry Lowestoft Executor 1851 1852 Benjamin Baines IC/AA2/126 Gent
Louisa Sterry   Beneficiary 1847 1848 Ann Whatling IC/AA2/125  
Robert Sterry Lowestoft Beneficiary 1847 1848 Ann Whatling IC/AA2/125 Fish Merchant
Robert Sterry jnr   Beneficiary 1847 1848 Ann Whatling IC/AA2/125  

Wills Processed in Bury St Edmunds 1800-1928
William Sterry of Redgrave, 1902, 25.307
Robert Sterry of Stanningfield, 1903, 26.162

NORFOLK

Norfolk Peculiar Jurisdictions  (Index to Probate Records 1416-1857)
- Peculiar of Deam and Chapter of Norwich

Stere, William, husbandman, Sprowston, 1597 Ref: 1585-1600; 57.

- Peculiar of Great Cressingham & Castle Rising

No STERRYs

Consistory Court of Norwich (Index of Wills Proved Norwich 1370-1550) - BRS

STARRE, Thomas, Owydenham (100 to 102 Platfoote)
STERRE, Edmund, Geyton (163, 164 Haywarde)

Consistory Court of Norwich (Index of Wills Proved Norwich 1550-1603) - BRS

STARY, Robert, Easton Bavent, Suff (108 Corent)

Consistory Court of Norwich (Index of Wills Proved Norwich 1604-1818) - BRS

STERRY, Joseph, Lowestoft, s, Yeoman, 1722 (144 Frances)
STERRY, William, Great Yarmouth, N., shipmaster, 1850 (418 Cuthbert)

Norfolk Archdeaconry Court (Index of Wills 1542-1560) - NFHS
Norfolk Archdeaconry Court (Index of Wills 1560-1603/4) - NFHS

No STERRYs

A Johis (John) Sterre is mentioned in will of Baldwin Coksedge of Felsham, Suffolk, Proved at Fornham St Martin, 2 April 1470. The will is in Church Latin. John Sterre was Rector of Felsham. (From Bury Wills and Inventories", S. Tymms (ed.) (1850) (A Selection of Wills from the Court of the Commissary of Bury St Edmunds.)