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Wills and probate
These records are Prerogative Court of Canterbury (PCC) wills in series PROB 11 made between 1384 and 12 January 1858. These PCC wills are all registered copy wills. They are the copies of the original probates written into volumes by clerks at the church courts.
Wills of Royal Navy and Royal Marines personnel 1786-1882
These records are the original wills of warrant officers and ratings as well as Royal Marines other ranks. You can search and download the wills in series ADM 48 of around 20,000 men who joined the Royal Navy between 1786 and 1882.
Country court death duty registers 1796-1811
These records are country court death duty registers between 1796 and 1811. They form part of series IR 26 and contain over 66,000 personal names.
Famous wills 1552-1854
These records are a selection of 28 wills of famous people from series PROB 1 (the range of pieces included is PROB 1/1-28). The wills date from the 16th to the 19th centuries.