Probate and will records

Lincoln Consistory Court Wills Index 1701-1800

This index by the Lincolnshire Archives, is available online as a series of PDF files. These indexes are scans of old typed lists so the index may not locate names and place with total accuracy. Where the document reference cites…

Gloucestershire Archives – Genealogical Search

This search covers: • Canal boat inspections• Gaol registers from 1815-1879• Inventories• Non-conformist baptisms (child, father and mother) for some chapels in Gloucestershire• Records of the Overseers of the Poor• Wills proved at Gloucester from 1541-1858 New

Find a Will

This free UK Government site has three indexes to wills:• Wills and Probates 1996 onwards. A search returns surname, first name, date of probate, probate number, date of death, document type and registry• Wills and Probates 1858-1996 (linked to images…

Norfolk City Council – Norfolk Sources

A collection of images of archive material supplied by the Norfolk Record Office and the Norfolk Heritage Centre. Resources include:• Probate – Wills from 1800-1857• Broadsides – were used soon after the beginning of printing for royal proclamations and official…

The Gazette

This site brings together the London, Edinburgh and Belfast Gazettes into one website. The Gazettes are the official newspapers of the United Kingdom government. This site offers state of the art combined searching of the Gazettes. You can search in…

The Cheshire Archive and Local Studies Service

The following records are held: • Parish records from the 16th century onwards • Wills and probate records. Details of Cheshire wills for the period 1492-1940 are on the wills database and copies copies can be ordered online  • Poor…

Ancestry.com – England Family History Research Page

There are 1551+ data collections online. The records are fully indexed with a free surname search. Subscription options offer access to transcripts or digitised records.  The collections are arranged in the following categories:• England Census & Voter Lists• England Birth,…

FamilySearch – United Kingdom and Ireland – Wills and Probate

The searchable historical record collectionsfor United Kingdom and Ireland include:• Cheshire Probate Records 1492-1940• Ireland, Calendar of Wills and Administrations 1858–1920 • Kent, Wills and Probate, 1440-1881 • Wales, Probate Abstracts, 1544-1858