Lancashire Will Search Help



Back to Lancashire Will Search


I found this neat Wills and Probates guide at the Lancashire Archives at
this address.   It has some nice information specific to Lancashire.  While the focus is research at the Lancashire Archives it does have some nice examples and explanation of various probate documents.







How do I use the search page?

The easiest way is to type in a surname and click on the Search button. The results that come back are sorted by surname, first name and then the details field.

Once the results page is displayed click on the will type in the left-most column to find out which microfilm the will may reside. You do this by matching the year and surname with the appropriate film. Then you view the film at the LDS Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah or at your nearby LDS Family History Center. To locate a Family History Center near you go to the LDS Family Search FHC page.

You can narrow down your search by providing additional information such as first name and/or year the will is thought to have been proved, which is usually the same year as the death or possibly the following year.

Flexibility is built into the search page in that you can search by partial names. For example, if you specified De in the surname field that would match on on Dean, Dee, Dewey, Dewhurst, etc. You need to provide at least two letters of the surname and the search will seek for surnames that begin with those two letters.

First names may also be partially matched by providing one or more letters of the the name. For example if you put in Jo as the first name that would match on Joseph, John, Josiah and so on.

For the Year you can specify an exact year by putting in just the year and specifying Exact Year in the Year Range, but suppose you are not sure on the death date and want to search a range of years. If you specify the year 1700 with a Year Range of + or - 10 years all records from 1690 to 1710 are searched. If that does not provide a match you can expand the years to say + or - 20 years in the Year Range field and that would search years from 1680 to 1720. You could also specify + or - 5 years or just + or - 1 year.


Are searches case sensitive?

No. You can search on the surname Nelson or NELSON or NeLson or nelson and they will all return the same list of rows as the search will match regardless of case. The same is also true for the First name.


I found an entry on the web page but cannot find it on a microfilm of the wills?
Is something wrong?


No. An entry in the index does not always guarantee that the will exists or has
survived long enough to be microfilmed. Many a tale of rising damp, destruction, and
general neglect have caused many wills to be lost forever.


How do I place the results into Excel?

1. Start Excel
2. Click on  Data/New Web Query
3. Put in the URL    http://www.xmission.com/~nelsonb/lws.htm   in the Address bar
4. Enter your query and once the results have been displayed click on the Import button on the bottom.
5. Click on the OK button to place the text into a worksheet

If using the Firefox browser

1. click on Edit/Select All
2. Right Click/Copy
3. Open Excel and click on Edit/Paste


I cannot easily visit an LDS family history center or the main Library in Salt Lake City to view the film with the
will on it.  Is there any other way to get the information?


Yes.

You can fill in the questionnaire  on the web page
or send an e-mail with the details of the will to  record.office@lancashire.gov.uk
and they will send you a quotation, payment form and copyright declaration form.
They charge 5 for a will.

Thanks to "Cloggie"  for this great tip.
See http://www.familytreeforum.com/showthread.php/66516-Lancashire-wills


Is there another source of information if I cannot find a will?


Luckily there is.  Act Books exist for the Supra and Infra Wills, however
not all years are covered. Act Books are short summaries of the actual
will and they are most often recorded in chronological order.   They
may contain some or all of the following information.


To find a possible entry in the Act book identify the year and type of will--supra or infra
using the search screen and then use one of the tables below to find a corresponding
year and will type.  Search the specified film for your specific entry.


Supra Act Books for the Consistory Court of Chester
Year Range
Description       
Film Number
Pre-1582
Missing

1582-1592
No volume references
FHL British Film  166149
1593-1595
Missing

1596-1617
Books 1-2, vols. 435-436;
Out of order
FHL British Film 90095
1617-1635
Books 3-4, vols 437-438
FHL British Film 90096
1635-1644, 1649
Book 5, vol 439
FHL British Film 90097
1645-1660
Missing

1661-1667
Book 6, vol 440
FHL British Film 90097
1667-1676
Books 7-8, vols 441-442
FHL British Film 90098
1676-1692
Books 9-10, vols 443-444
FHL British Film 90099
1693-1695
Book 11, vol. 445
FHL British Film 90100
1695-1718
Missing

1719-1723
Book 12, vol. 446
FHL British Film 90100
1723-1727
Missing

1728-1736
Book 13, vol. 447
FHL British Film 90100
1736-1741
Book 14, vol. 448
FHL British Film 90101
1741-1765
Missing

1765-1777
Books 15-16, vols. 449-450
FHL British Film 90101
1777-1793
Books 17-18, vols. 451-452
FHL British Film 90102
1794-1803
Books 19-20, vols 453-454
FHL British Film 90103
1804-1811
Books 21-22, vols. 455-456
FHL British Film 90104
1811-1819
Books 23-24, vols 457-458
FHL British Film 90105
1819-1824
Book 25, vol. 459
FHL British Film 90106
1824-1831
Books 26-27, vols. 460-461
FHL British Film 90107
1831-1839
Books 28-29, vols. 462-463
FHL British Film 90108
1839-1842
Book 30, vol. 464
FHL British Film 90109
1842-1844
Book 31, vol. 465
FHL British Film 90110
1844-1846
Book 32, vol. 466
FHL British Film 90111
1846-1848
Book 33, vol. 467
FHL British Film 90112
1848-1850
Book 34, vol. 468
FHL British Film 90113
1850-1851
Book 35, vol. 469
FHL British Film 90114
1851-1853
Book  36, vol. 470
FHL British Film 90115
1853-1855
Book 37, vol. 471
FHL British Film 90116
1855-1857
Books 38-39, vols. 472-473
FHL British Film 90117



Infra Act Books for the Consistory Court of Chester
Year Range
Description       
Film Number
1580-1660
Any entries before 1660 should
have been recorded with the supra
series above.

1660-1668
Volume 484
FHL British Film  90121
1689-1729
Missing

1729-1740
Volume 485
FHL British Film 90121
1741-1765
Missing

1765-1800
Voumes 486-488
FHL British Film 90121
1801-1826
Missing

1826-1858
Volumes 489-490
FHL British Film 90122



Does the Lancashire Will Search  include Lancashire wills proved at London at the
Prerogative Court of Canterbury (PCC)?

Yes, but only for the period of 1650-1660.   To search PCC wills outside
of this period you need to search the PCC online.  If a will is found online
you can order a copy of the will from that page.



Can I link to this web page?

Please do! The more the word gets out the better.


Is the information on the web site available for sale, for lease or for loan?

No. Come to this web page to obtain the information.



I would like to offer my web page/site as a possible link site.

If you have a great site that deals specifically with English probate and in particular wills within Lancashire I will consider that, but anything outside that scope does not fit in with the objectives of the web page. I would suggest submitting your URL to Cyndi's List



What are the meaning of the output columns on the results screen?

The first column is the Will Type, which is a link to a web page that lists microfilms done by the LDS for related records and are sorted by surname/year. The first column may contain one of the following values:

Will Type

Description
Account
Wills and miscellaneous probate documents
Admon
Administration done at London at the Prerogative Court of Canterbury from 1651 to 1660
Amounderness Wills from the Amounderness Deanery in the Archdeanconry of Richmond proved at Richmond
Furness
Wills from the Furness Deanery in the Archdeanconry of Richmond proved at Richmond
Lonsdale
Wills from the Lonsdale Deanery in the Archdeanconry of Richmond proved at Richmond
Kendal
Wills from the Kendal Deanery in the Archdeanconry of Richmond proved at Richmond
Halton
Wills proved within the manorial court of Halton; mostly the Halton parish
Infra

Wills proved at Chester that had a personalty of
less than 40

Supra
Wills proved at Chester that had a personalty
greater than 40
PCC
Wills proved at London at the Prerogative Court of Canterbury from 1651 to 1660



The second column is the surname, which is the actual surname or possible aliases. Aliases may also appear in the First or Details columns.

The third column contains the first and possibly middle names.

The fourth and final column contains the details about the person which usually contain place of death, profession and year the will was proved. Some records may have multiple years as heirs or technicalities cause the will to be subsequently proved.



What time periods are covered in the index?

In general terms wills from 1545-1838 proved at Chester are included with
special allowances for wills proved in London for 1651-1660 at the
Prerogative Court of Canterbury. Some earlier ones are indexed, but
it is often difficult if not impossible to find them.

For parishes that fell in the jurisdiction of the Archdeaconary of Richmond the deaneries of Amounderness, Furness, Lonsdale, and Kendal the range of dates vary upon deanery, but the range is from the late fifteenth century up to the mid 1800s. These records are woefully incomplete due to a sad fact of history.

In November 1748 the Bishop of Chester ordered the removal of all records at Lancaster back to Richmond. This was done forthwith, in midwinter in open carts as we are told, and at least one cart is said to have overturned in Wensleydale or Wharfedale. Thousands of documents, including almost all those for Amounderness, were lost.

Wills and their Whereabouts p. 60


Some special mention should be made for some places. The township of Aighton with Bailey
is part of the Yorkshire parish, so look for wills under the jurisdiction of the Exchequer of York.
Also the entire parish of Kirby Ireleth and its chapelries of Broughton, Dunnerdale,
Seathwaite, and Woodland with Heathwaite belonged to the Dean and Chapter of York, so
a search made be made there for wills of those who died in these areas.


Are there any plans to expand the index beyond what is currently available?

No.


Are there any Lancashire Wills online on the web?

Yes. You can find some Lancashire wills at the Prerogative Court of Canterbury (PCC), which used to be the highest court in the land. Usually only the most wealthy individuals or during the time of 1651-1660 when all wills were proved in this court in London.

The PCC wills may be searched free online at the National Archives and the will if found can be downloaded for 3 pounds.



What are all the abbreviations in the Details column?

There are many abbreviations that were used. A list of some of them and what
they mean are found below.
A Adminstration Bond
a/c Accounts of Executors or Administrators
A: Administration Bond.
A: Amounderness Deanery
Acct: means Account given by Executors or Administrators
Ad.: Administration bond
Admon: means an Administration Bond, without a will
Alleg.: Allegations
AW: Administration and will
ba.: bachelor
co.: County of
Cod. Codicil
Curon: Tuition bond
d. died.
d.: died
da.: daughter of
Dep.: Depositions
Doc.: Document
esq.: esquire.
F: Furness Deanery
gent. gentleman.
husb.: husbandman
I. Inventory
inf.: infant
Infra: Infra wills (under 40 personalty)
Inter.: Interrogatroies
Inv.: Inventory
jun.: junior
K: Kendal Deanery
L: Lonsdale Deanery
labr.: labourer
mo.: months
Nun. W.: Nuncupative Will
Nun.: Nuncupative Will
nunc.: nuncupative will
p.: parish
par.: parish
rev.: reverend
s.: son of
Sent: Sentence of Form of Judgement
sp.: spinster
Supra: Supra wills (over 40 personalty)
T: Tuition Bond.
Tuit : Tuition Bond
Tuon: Tuition bond
W Will
w.: wife of
W: Will.
wid.: widow
widr.: widower
y.,yrs.: years
yeo.: yeoman


Some addtional probate terms of interest are described below


Administrator / Administratrix: A person appointed to administer an estate. In the case of an intestate, usually (but not
always) the next-of-kin. (I've seen plenty of Admons in which Administration is granted to a creditor.) An Administratrix
was a woman.

Admon.: See Administration, Letters of.

'Bona Notabilia': A latin term meaning considerable goods, technically 5 or more. When the deceased had 'bona notabilia'
in more than one jurisdiction, a will should have been proved in a superior court.

Borough English: The ancient Anglo-Saxon custom wherein the youngest son inherited the land.

Calendar: An index, chronological within initial letter of surname, normally but not always contemporary with the records
being indexed.

Caveat: A warning notice that a will is to be disputed.

Citation: A summons to appear before a court.

Codicil: a postscript to a will containing later additions or modifications.

Curation: Guardianship over minors - under 21 but over 14 (boys) or 12 (girls). Typically abbreviated as Curon. See also
Tuition.

Dean and Chapter: The Chapter is the administrative body of a Cathedral. The Dean is their presiding officer. The Dean &
Chapter held peculiar jurisdiction over parishes in the patronage of that cathedral and had jurisdiction during the vacancy of
the higher court.

Devise: Disposition of real property.

Diocese: The ecclesiastic district over which a bishop has authority.

Exchequer: This term is unique to Yorkshire and refers to probate jurisdiction for the Diocese of York. Exchequer probates
were normally handled by Rural Deaneries.

Executor / Executrix (often abbreviated to Exor): A person appointed by the testator to carry out the provisions of a will.
Male = Executor, female =Executrix.

Folio: a group of pages - more than two and less than sixteen. Probate indexes typically refer to folio numbers as opposed to
page numbers. These folio numbers typically appear on every other page.



Grant: Approval of the submission of the executor or administrator, denoting probate or letters of administration.

Guardianship: See Curation and Tuition.

Heir: Originally the person(s) (typically the eldest son) legally entitled to inherit the real property of the deceased. Other
next of kin could only inherit personal property.

Honour: See Manor

Inhibition: The period during the visitation of a Bishop to an Archdeaconry, when the Archdeacon's court would be closed
and probate business conducted in the Consistory Court. In theory the visitation of an Archbishop to a Diocese would have
the same effect on a Consistory Court, but in post-medieval times this was likely to be 'pro forma' only. Some peculiars were
entirely exempt from visitation and inhibition, others were subject to visitation by a Dean or a Dean and Chapter. Visitations
would normally last several months at intervals of several years.

Infra: Wills that had a personalty of less than 40

Intestate: A person who died without making a will.

Inventory: A list of personal and household goods left by the deceased, with their appraised value. Occupation was usually
given, or can be inferred from tools of trade. They were common in the later 16th and 17th centuries, but became much less
detailed and less common in the 18th century.

Legacy: Technically the disposition of personal property, but the term eventually came to be used for both real and personal
property.


Manor: Occasionally manorial courts had peculiar or exempt jurisdiction over a parish or part of a parish.


Nuncupative will: A will made orally, normally by a testator on his deathbed, written down and sworn to by witnesses, but
not signed by the deceased.

Overseers: Those assigned by the testator to oversee the administration of the estate.

Peculiar: A parish or group of parishes, not necessarily adjacent or even in the same district or county, which were usually
exempt from the testamentary jurisdiction of the Archdeaconry and often the Consistory Court. Ecclesiastical peculiars were
often subject to a Dean or Dean and Chapter, though they might be administered by a locally appointed official; a Bishop's
peculiar might be administered by the Consistory Court; a number were royal or Archbishop's peculiars, usually locally
administered; and there were some lay, manorial or collegiate peculiars.

Personalty: Personal property (goods, chattels, credits, etc.) as opposed to real property. Originally, only personalty
(moveable property) could be bequeathed, and such a document is technically known as a testament.

Prebend: A Prebend or Prebendary is a priest on the staff of a Cathedral. If he presides over a Peculiar, the court is referred
to as a Prebendal Court.

Prerogative Court: The Provincial Court. See Province.

Primogeniture: The practice of conferring land on the eldest son without subdivision, thereby leaving an estate intact for
centuries. The Normans brought this practice with them when they conquered England.

Probate: From the Latin probare (to approve or prove). An official act of a court declaring the will to be legally binding and
granting the Executor(s) the right to carry out its terms.

Probate Act: The record of probate, entered into the Act Book.

Proved: A will has been proved when probate has been granted.

Province: The Dioceses over which an Archbishop has authority, ie, before 1858, in England and Wales, the provinces of
Canterbury and York, and in Ireland, the province of Aimagh. The Prerogative Courts of the Archbishops had superior
jurisdiction to all others, and Canterbury was superior to York.

Realty, Real Property, Real Estate: Property or interests in land, as opposed to personalty. Originally, most realty (heritable
property) could not be divided, or there were limitations on its bequest, therefore the disposition of real property does not
usually appear in early probate documents.

Registers and Registered Wills: Volumes of copy wills, made at the time of probate. It is these the searcher will normally
see, though sometimes only original wills are available. At times only the registered copies survive. These are not to be
confused with archbishops' and bishops' registers, which record their provincial and diocesan activities, but also include
occasional wills, particularly in medieval times.

Renunciation: When an executor declines to apply for probate.

rpt: unique to Yorkshire probate records, this abbreviation indicates there was no Inventory filed with the will

See: Often used as a synonym for diocese, though technically the seat of the bishop or the diocesan centre.

'See Vacancy' or 'Sede Vacante': Vacancy of the See.

Sentences: The final judgment on a disputed will, often entered in an act book.

Supra: A will with a Personalty greater than 40

Testament: Normally a synonym for a will, but technically a document which excludes realty (heritable property).

Testator: A man who has made a will. A testatrix is a woman.

Tuition: Guardianship over minors - under 15 (boys) or 13 (girls). Typically abbreviated as Tuon. See also Curation.

Vacancy: A break in the official business of the court on the death or translation of the bishop or other chief official. The
court might be closed and business carried on in another court, but often this was 'pro forma' only, as the same actual
officials carried on, powers from the alternative court being delegated to them.

Will: A written document by which a person declares his or her intent for the disposition of property and rights after his or
her death, normally signed and witnessed. Originally a will was used to dispose of only real property, and a testament was
used to dispose of personal property. Eventually the two documents were combined, hence the phrase "last will and
testament." Eventually the two terms came to be synonymous.



Who made a will?

Not everyone did make a will, however in general married men and widows are the most frequent. There are sometimes single women or single men, or even children who made wills as well, but they are in the minority.

What information can be gleaned from wills?

Some or all of the information may be found in a will:
  • City, town or village at time of death
  • Parish at time of death
  • Profession
  • Role in the community e.g. church warden
  • Name of Current and sometimes previous wife
  • Names of Children
  • Names of Parents
  • Names of Married children's spouses
  • Names of Siblings
  • Names of other relatives e.g. cousin, grandchildren
  • Names of neighbors and/or friends
  • Relative wealth in terms of posessions and/or land
  • Relative age of children (if they are minors at the time)


  • The will I am looking is for someone from the late 1840s. How do I find this will?

    For wills proved at Chester the index for Lancashire Will Search goes up to 1837. To go beyond that time period there are other indexes (see table below for microfilm numbers) you must consult at a LDS Family History Center near you.

    And then find the wills on microfilm whether they be infra or supra.

    Manuscript Indexes for Lancashire Wills beyond 1837
    Year Range Type Microfilm
    1831-1838 Supra FHL British Film 90073
    1839-1844 Supra FHL British Film 90073
    1845-1849 Supra FHL British Film 90073
    1845-1849 Supra FHL British Film 90074
    1850-1853 Supra FHL British Film 90074
    1854-1858 Supra FHL British Film 90074
    1819-1858 Infra FHL British Film 90123


    Where do I learn about wills after 1857?

    Wills starting in 1858 were no longer proved in church courts, but were taken over by the government. A calendar (index) of these wills from 1858-1957 can be found at the LDS Family History Library or LDS Family History Center. Click on the View Film Notes button on the linked page on the top right to see the details. If an entry is found on the microfilm then go to the next section below to find a copy of the will.

    A copy of wills from 1858 to 1925 can be found at the LDS Family History Library or obtained at of the LDS Family History Centers. Click on the View Film Notes bottom on the top right of the linked page for details.


    A new free online search can be done for 1858-present wills and if found you can obtain a copy of the will via Email for a modest fee.  Make sure to click the Wills and Probate 1858-1996 link when searching as it defaults to 1996 to present by default.


    Does Lancashire Will Search include wills for people from Cheshire?

    A few, but you will probably be better served by searching an online resource specific to Cheshire.



    Are there any other web pages about Lancashire Probate?

    Yes.  One nice one is the Lancshire Probate Wiki page.



    Are the printed probate indexes available online? 

    Yes.  Luckily most have been digitized.  See below.





    Probate indexes published by the Lancashire & Cheshire Record Society

     


    Volume


    Publication Date


    Title



    Dates Covered

    Online Link



    Backup Link

    LDS Microfilm
    with Will

    2

    1879

    Wills & Inventories at Chester 1545-1620, ed. J P Earwaker



    1545-1620


    Volume 2:  1545-1620



    Volume 2


    Supra Wills
    52
    1906
    Wills at the Diocesan Registry Chester 1590-1665 Infra   
    Volume 52
    Volume 52
    Infra Wills

    4

    1881

    Wills & Inventories at Chester 1621-50, ed. J P Earwaker


    1621-1650
    Volume 4: 1621-1650
    Volume 4

    Supra Wills
    52 1906 Wills at the Diocesan Registry Chester 1621-1650 Infra
    Volume 52 Volume 52
    Infra Wills
    4 1881 Wills & Inventories at Chester 1621-50, ed. J P Earwaker 1650-1660 P.C.C.
    Volume 4: 1621-1650 Volume 4 PCC Wills

    15

    1887


    Wills & Inventories at Chester 1660-1680

    1660-1680

    Volume 15: 1660-1680

    Volume 4

    Supra Wills
    52 1906 Wills at the Diocesan Registry Chester 1660-1665 Infra
    Volume 52 Volume 52

    15 1887 Wills & Inventories at Chester 1660-1680 1660-1680
    Volume 15: 1660-1680 Volume 15
    Supra Wills
    15 1887 Wills & Inventories at Chester 1660-1680 1660-1680 Infra
    Volume 15: 1660-1680 Appendix
    Volume 15 Infra Wills
    63
    1912
    Wills at Chester 1801-10; 1670, 1693 supplementary 1670 Supplementary
    Volume 63: 1670
    Volume 63
    Infra Wills
    18 1888 Wills & Inventories at Chester 1681-1700, ed. J P Earwaker 1681-1700 Volume 18: 1681-1700 Volume 18 Supra Wills
    18 1888 Wills & Inventories at Chester 1681-1700, ed. J P Earwaker 1681-1700 Infra
    Volume 18: 1681-1700 Volume 18 Infra Wills
    63 1912 Wills at Chester 1801-10; 1670, 1693 supplementary 1693 Supplementary Volume 63: 1693
    Volume 63 Supra Wills

    20

    1889

    Wills & Inventories at Chester 1701-20, ed. J P Earwaker


    1701-1720
    Volume 20: 1701-1720
    Volume 20

    Supra Wills
    20 1889 Wills & Inventories at Chester 1701-20, ed. J P Earwaker
    1701-1720 Infra
    Volume 20: 1701-1720 Volume 20
    Infra Wills

    22

    1890

    Wills & Inventories at Chester 1721-40, ed. J P Earwaker


    1721-1740
    Volume 22: 1721-1740 Volume 22

    Supra Wills
    22 1890 Wills & Inventories at Chester 1721-40, ed. J P Earwaker 1721-1740 Infra
    Volume 22: 1721-1740 Volume 22
    Infra Wills

    25

    1892

    Wills & Inventories proved at Chester 1741-60, ed. J P Earwaker


    1741-1760

    Volume 25: 1741-1760
    Volume 25

    Supra Wills
    25 1892 Wills & Inventories proved at Chester 1741-60, ed. J P Earwaker
    1741-1760 Infra
    Volume 25: 1741-1760 Volume 25
    Infra Wills

    37 & 38

    1898

    Wills & Inventories proved at Chester 1761-1780, ed. W F Irvine


    1761-1780
    Volume 37 1761-1780 A-M
    Volume 38 1761-1780 N-Z
    Volume 37
    Volume 38
    Supra Wills
    Supra Wills
    38 1898 Wills & Inventories proved at Chester 1761-1780, ed. W F Irvine
    1761-1780 Infra
    Volume 38 1761-1780 Infra
    Volume 38
    Infra Wills

    44

    1902

    Wills & Inventories proved at Chester 1781-90


    1781-1790

    Volume 44: 1781-1790

    Volume 44

    Supra Wills
    44 1902 Wills & Inventories proved at Chester 1781-90
    1781-1790 Infra
    Volume 44: 1781-1790 Volume 44
    Infra Wills

    45

    1902

    Wills & Inventories proved at Chester 1791-1800


    1791-1800

    Volume 45: 1791-1800

    Volume 45

    Supra Wills
    45 1902 Wills & Inventories proved at Chester 1791-1800
    1791-1800 Infra
    Volume 45: 1791-1800 Volume 45
    Infra Wills

    62 & 63

    1911

    Wills at Chester 1801-10; 1670, 1693 supplementary


    1801-1810
    Volume 62: 1801-1810 A-L
    Volume 63: 1801-1810 M-Z
    Volume 62
    Volume 63

    Supra Wills
    62 & 63 1911 Wills at Chester 1801-10; 1670, 1693 supplementary
    1801-1810 Infra
    Volume 62: 1801-1810 A-L
    Volume 63: 1801-1810 M-Z
    Volume 62
    Volume 63

    Infra Wills
    Infra Wills

    78 & 79

    1928

    Wills & Inventories proved at Chester 1811-1820


    1811-1820
    Volume 78:  1811-1820 (A-L)
    Volume 79:  1811-1820 (M-Z)
    Volume 78
    Volume 79
    Supra Wills
    Supra Wills

    107

    1961

    Wills Proved at Chester 1821-25, ed. R Dickinson


    1821-1825

    Volume 107:  1821-1825


    Volume 107

    Supra Wills

    113

    1972

    Wills Proved at Chester 1826-1830, ed R Dickinson


    1826-1830
    Not available
    Volume 113

    Supra Wills

    118

    1978

    Index to Wills & Admons in the Probate Registry, Chester 1831-33, ed. R & F Dickinson


    1831-1833
    Not available NA

    Supra Wills

    120

    1980

    Wills Proved at Chester 1834-1837, ed. F Dickinson


    1834-1837

    Volume 120:  1834-1837

    Volume 120

    Supra Wills
    10

    A list of Lancashire wills proved in the Archdeaconry of Richmond 1547 to 1680
     Volume 10:  1547-1680
    Volume 10
    Amounderness
    Furness
    Lonsdale
    Kendal

    13

    A list of Lancashire wills proved in the Archdeaconry of Richmond 1681 to 1748
    Volume 13:  1681-1748
    Volume 13

    Amounderness
    Furness
    Lonsdale
    Kendal

    23
    1891
    A list of Lancashire wills proved in the archdeaconry of Richmond 1748-1790
    Volume 23:  1748-1790
    Volume 23

    Amounderness
    Furness
    Lonsdale
    Kendal

    66
    1913

    Lancashire Wills 1793-1812 proved at Richmond


    Volume 66:  1793-1812

    Volume 66

    Amounderness
    Furness
    Lonsdale
    Kendal

    99
    1947
    Lancashire wills 1813-1837 proved at Richmond

    Not available
    NA

    Amounderness
    Furness
    Lonsdale
    Kendal
    105
    1953

    Lancashire wills 1838-1858 proved at Richmond

    Not available NA

    Amounderness
    Furness
    Lonsdale
    Kendal
    23
    1891
    Peculiar of the Manor of Halton 1615-1790

    Volume 23:  1615-1790 Volume 23
    Halton
    66
    1913
    Peculiar of the Manor of Halton 1793-1812
    Volume 66:  1793-1812 Volume 23
    Halton
    99
    1913
    Peculiar of the Manor of Halton 1814
    Not available
    NA
    Halton
    33 1896 Wills, Inventories, Administration Bonds,
    and Depositions in Testamentary Suits at the Diocesan Registry Chester 1487-1620
    1487-1620
    Volume 33 1487-1620
    Volume 33

    Account
    43 1902 Wills & Inventories, etc, proved at Chester 1621-1700 1621-1700
    Volume 43 1621-1700 Volume 43
    Account
    52
    1906 Wills & Inventories, etc, proved at Chester 1791-1801 1701-1800
    Volume 52 Volume 52
    Account

    30

    1896
    A Collection of Lancashire & Cheshire wills not now to be found
    in any probate registry, 1301-1752, ed. W F Irvine

    1301-1752

    Volume 30 1301-1752
    Volume 30
    NA

     





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