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WILLS  &  PROBATE

British Probate Calendar Index 1858-1945
Contains all English and Welsh Wills and Administrations  from 1858 as well as some Irish and Scottish entries. 
Entries can also be found from around the world and from deaths many years earlier.
[See Guide]
446 films
Calender of Wills & Administrations proved in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury [PCC]
[Principal Probate Court prior to 1858. covers all of England & Wales and those dying overseas]
CD
Index to Wills & Administrations proved in the PCC  1701-1749
fiche Gen 577-596
Index to Wills proved in the PCC 1750 -1800 
A-BHU       1750-1800 
BIA-CEZ    1750-1800 
CHA-GYT   1750-1800 
H-M           1750-1800 
NAB-SHW  1750-1800 
SIB-ZYL     1750-1800 
[A - Bi & M - Z also in Book format]
 

fiche Gen 641-647
fiche Gen 597-604
fiche Gen 605-611
fiche Gen 612-618
fiche Gen 648-652
fiche Gen 653-659
Index to Wills & Administrations proved in the PCC  1800-1857
41 films

Royal Navy Will Indexes.
ADM 142 Navy Board, Navy Pay Office and Admiralty, Accountant General's Department:
Registers of Seamen's Wills 1786-1909
Provide the name, address and relationship or the executor or administrator of the will.
ADM 142/15 Naval Wills Index 1862 - 1909 [A-D]
ADM 142/16 Naval Wills Index 1862 - 1909 [E-J]
ADM 142/17 Naval Wills Index 1862 - 1909 [K-R]
ADM 142/18 Naval Wills Index 1862 - 1909 [S-Y]
ADM 142/19 Naval Wills Index 1893 - [A-Z]

CD
Abstracts of PCC Wills - 1620 [Soame]
CD
Abstracts of PCC Wills - 1630 [Scroop]
CD
Abstracts of PCC Wills - 1658 [Wootton]
CD
Index to the Bank of England Will Extracts  1807-1845
fiche Gen 11-16
The Exchequer and Prerogative Court of York [PCY]
Calendar of Wills & Admons..
The PCY was the second most important Court, after Canterbury, 
dealing with the Probate of Wills prior to 1858. 
Counties covered were in the north of England and were:-
Cheshire, Cumberland, Durham, Flint [part], Lancashire, Northumberland,
Nottinghamshire, Westmorland and Yorkshire. Also included was the Isle of Man.
1  1688-1690, 1698-1699, 1705-1714
2  1713-1741
3  1741-1770
4  1771-1799
5  1800-1819
6  1819-1830
7  1830-1842
8  1842-1851
9  1851-1858
9 films

Calender or Indexes to Diocesan Probate Courts
(see also entries under Counties)

Wills & Admons in the District Probate Court, Birmingham
Index of Courts and a list of Registries.
Film Nth 3
Bristol 1793-1858, 1874-1886.
Film Gls 4
Archdeaconry Court of Buckingham - Registered Wills proved 1689-1695.
fiche Bkm 6-9
Archdeaconry Court Canterbury -   Registered Wills 1449-1712
Archdeaconry Court Canterbury - . Unregistered Wills 1449-1857
Archdeaconry Court Canterbury Wills - . Registered Wills
1713-1857  A - J
1713-1857  J - Y
fiche Ken 490-506
fiche Ken 515-517
fiche Ken 507-514
Canterbury Archdeaconry Inventories 1685-1700
Canterbury Archdeaconry Inventories 1710-1845
fiche Ken 482-485
fiche Ken 486-489
Canterbury Probate Catalogue PRC 43 & PRC 44.
fiche Ken 40
Consistory Court of Carlisle
Index A - L  1700-1800
Index L - Z  1700-1800
Index for 1800-1858

Film
Cul 33
Film Cul 34
Film Cul 24
Consistory Court for the Archdeaconry of Chichester
Index of Wills  [Vol 1-3]  1518-1670
`Chichester Books' of the Archdeaconry of LewesVol 4 1511-1571
Consistory Court for the Archdeaconry of Chichester
Index of Wills  [Vol 5 & 6]  1644-1857
Consistory Court for the Archdeaconry of Chichester
Index of Administrations  [Vol  8-12]  1577-1857

Film
Ssx 24

Film Ssx 25

Film Ssx 26

Cornish Probate Records 1800-1858.
fiche Con 33-36
Calendar of Wills & Admons  Archdeaconry of Cornwall 1700-1799
Film Con 13

Moger's Transcript of Wills of Devon
Includes Family Trees, Marriage Licences, Coats of Arms on Seals, etc.
fiche Dev 4-111
Devonshire Wills transcribed [C Worthy] 
Covers Archdeaconry Court of Exeter, Barnstable & Totnes, Exeter Consistory Court,  PCC, Dean & Chapter of Exeter.
fiche Dev 256-263
Dorset Wills in the PCC 1821-1858
fiche Dor 1-2
Durham Will Index 1540-1800
Durham Will Index 1787-1791
Film Dur 1
fiche Dur 18-20
Index to Probate of the Archdeacony of Ely  1513-1837
fiche Cam 14-16
Index to Probate of the Wills in Essex CRO
Covers Essex & East Hertford
Court of Archdeacon of Essex
Court of Archdeacon of Colchester
Court of Archdeacon of Middlesex [Essex & East Hertford]
Court of London's Commissary Court for Essex & Herts [used by almost every Parish] 
Courts of the Peculiars of Writtle with Roxwell
Court of the Peculiar of the Deanery of Bocking 
Court of the Peculiar of Good Easter
Court of the Peculiar of the Liberty of the Sokens
1400-1619
1620-1720
1721-1858










fiche Ess 840-845
fiche Ess 835-839
fiche Ess 49-53
Diocese of London, Commissary Court for Essex & Herts  [Copy Wills] 
For Index see fiche Ess 49-53
Copy Wills  1741-1750
Copy Wills  1750-1759
Copy Wills  1818-1826

 
Film Ess 5
Film Ess 6
Film Ess 7
Calendar of Wills & Admons for Devon & Cornwall in the Principal Registry of the Bishop of Exeter 1559-1799
Film Dev 15
Moger Index to Testamentory Material in the Principal Registry of the Bishop of Exeter
Film Con 13
Gloucestershire Wills & Administrations 1801-1858
fiche Gls 128-129
Calendar of Wills proved in the Consistory Court of the Bishop of Gloucester 1660-1800
Film Gls 16
Hampshire [Winchester] Will Index 1571-1858 in 3 sets, by surname, occupation, and place
fiche Ham 771-826
Index to Hexhamshire Wills 1688-1799
fiche Nbl 91-92
Hexhamshire Wills & Inventories 1676-1707 [Indexed]
Film Nbl 15
Archdeaconry of St Albans & Huntingdon [Hitchin]
[covers Herts & Bucks 1415-1857]  E - H
Film Hrt 5
Index to Wills & Admons proved & granted in the Archdeaconry Court of Leicester
1751-1800
1801-1858
 
Film Lei 1
Film Lei 2
Index to Leicestershire Wills of Peculiars 1801-1858
Index to Leicestershire Wills in Doctors Commons 1782-1858
[Wills & Admons not completed]
Film Lei 2

Consistory Court of Lichfield
This Court covered all or part of the following Counties:-Staffordshire, Warwickshire, Derbyshire, Shropshire until 1858.
Until 1540 the Court also covered Cheshire, Flintshire, Denbeigh and parts of Lancashire.
1  Calendar of Wills & Admons  1494 - 1650  [A - L] 
2  Calendar of Wills & Admons  1492 - 1650  [M - Z]
    Black Book of Lichfield
    Calendar of Copy Wills  1657 - 1666
    Sequestration of Tithes  1635 - 1637
    Costs of Suits received by Notary Publick  1616 - 1638.
    Presentations to Livings  1603 - 1609.
    Sundry Wills as indexed in calendar.
3  Calendar of Wills & Admons  1651 - 1725   [A - Y]  Corrections.
4  Calendar of Wills & Admons  1726 - 1775   [A - Y]
5  Calendar of Wills & Admons  1776 - 1820   [A - Y]
6  Calendar of Wills & Admons  1821 - 1860   [A - Y]
Film Sts 26
Film Sts 27
 
 
 
 
 

Film Sts 28
Film Sts 29
Film Sts 30
Film Sts 31

Lincolnshire Wills [See Lincolnshire Archives CD]
insert CD 4
Lincoln Consistory Court Wills 1801-1858
fiche Lin 600-605
Index to the Admons of the Linconshire Consistory Court 1801-1858
fiche Lin 620-621
Will abstracts & indexes of Copy Wills, Commissionary Court of London 1824-1857
[each year indexed by place, ship and person]
Film Lnd 65
Calendar of Wills for Northamptonshire and Rutland 1510 -1652
fiche Nth 6-8
Admons in the Archdeaconry of Northamptonshire 1677 -1710
Inventories 1660 -1710
Marriage Allegations 1660
fiche Nth 3-5
Index to Northamptonshire Wills 1510-1670
Archdeaconry Court of Northampton & Consistory Court of Peterborough
1615-1644,  1610-1615,  1634-1653,  1655-1674,  1516-1641,  1676-1704, 
1704-1724,  1705-1751,  1752-1857.
Film Nth 3
Episcopal Consistory Court of Norwich - Index to Wills
Vol 9     1764-1820
Vol 10   1821-1844
Vol 11   1845-1857
Film Nfk.2
Rochester Probate Inventories 1662-1784
fiche Ken 32-35
Salisbury Diocesan Registry Wills 1500-1800  [P- Z]  Original Wills
Film Wil 10
Index to Wills of the Peculiar Court of the Dean of Salisbury 1500-1858. 
(approx 14,000 entries)
Film Wil 10
Archdeaconry of Sarum Index to Wills to 1858    [A - Z]
approx 22,000 entries
Film Wil 9
Consistory Court of Sarum Index to Wills to 1858   [A - Z] 
(approx 15,000 entries)
Film Wil 9
Index to Wills of the Peculiar Court of the Sub Dean of Sarum 1581-1858 
(approx 14,000 entries)
Film Wil 10

Index to Shropshire & Montgomeryshire Wills 1858-1940
fiche Sal 13-21
Somerset Will Index
fiche Som 576-579
Somerset Probate Inventories Place Index   [A - Z]
Film Som 3
Index of Somerset Estate Duty Office Wills & Letters of Administration 1805-1811
Index of Somerset Estate Duty Office Wills & Letters of Administration 1812-1857
fiche Som 951-953
fiche Som 954-959
Stanhope Wills  1773-1867
Film Dur 12
Index to Benificiaries in Wills proved in the Archdeaconry of Sudbury 1847 - 12 Jan 1858
fiche Sfk 634
Archdeaconry of Surrey  Early Wills
1480-1490  Will register Spage 
1490-1524  Will register Mathewe 
1529-1532  Will register Mychell 
1532-1538  Will register Heats 
1538-1544  Will register Pykman
1559-1560  Will register Tully 
1595-1608  Will register Herringman
1608-1615  Will register Berry 
1614-1621  Will register Stoughton 
1615-1623  Will register Peter 
1622-1631  Will register Yeast 
1627-1639  Will register Farmer 
1639-1649  Will register Harding

fiche Sry 107
fiche Sry 108
fiche Sry 109
fiche Sry 110-111
fiche Sry 112-113
fiche Sry 114-115
fiche Sry 116
fiche Sry 117-119
fiche Sry 120-121
fiche Sry 122-123
fiche Sry 124-125
fiche Sry 126-127
fiche Sry 128-129
Archdeaconry of Surrey Early Wills  - Unregistered Wills
1534-1558
1561-1571
1572-1581
1582-1592
1595-1649

fiche Sry 130-131
fiche Sry 133
fiche Sry 199-200
fiche Sry 201-202
fiche Sry 132
Commissary of Surrey Wills  -  Filed & Unregistered Wills
1662-1673
1674-1696
1697-1728

fiche Sry 132
fiche Sry 204-205
fiche Sry 206
Archdeaconry of Surrey Wills  - Filed & Unregistered Wills
1660-1671
1671-1679
1680-1689
1690-1695
1695-1699
1700-1708
1716-1721
1728-1730

fiche Sry 207-208
fiche Sry 209
fiche Sry 210-211
fiche Sry 212
fiche Sry 213
fiche Sry 214-215
fiche Sry 216
fiche Sry 217
West Sussex Probate Inventories 1521-1834
fiche Ssx 1-4
Wells Wills arranged by Parishes1528-1536
fiche Som 945-950
Index to Wiltshire Probate Records by Occupation  [A - W]
Film Wil 8
Index to Archdeaconry of Wiltshire   Wills [A - Z]
Index to Archdeaconry of Wiltshire   Wills 1557-1799
Index to Archdeaconry of Wiltshire   Wills 1800-1858
about 15,000 entries
Film Wil 8
Film Wil 9
Film Wil 9

Transcriptions of assorted English & Welsh Wills

CD

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