The Corbett One Name Study

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Wills Index

Will Notes



Throughout the Wills Index the Chapman County Codes are used.

Additionally the following abbreviations are used:

ADM or Admon = Administration

BK = Compilers reference number

Dd = Died

INV = Inventory

O/S = Overseas

PBT = Probate

PCC = Prerogative Court of Canterbury

PVD = Proved

# followed by a number = Note Number.

Salop = refers to Shropshire or, occasionally, Shrewsbury in Shropshire.

(Som.Hse) = Somerset House (All wills made after 1858 could once be found at the Principal Probate Registry at Somerset House, London. These have been moved to First Avenue House, High Holborn, London.)

Unadm. = Unadministered

The wills on this index have been extracted from a variety of places including county record office index cards, Camp's Wills, index cards at the Society of Genealogist, London etc.

To find out more about wills the following books are recommended:

Wills and Their Whereabouts by Anthony J Camp (1974)
Wills and Where to Find Them by J S W Gibson (1974)
A Simplified Guide to Probate Jurisdiction: Where to Look for Wills (Federation of Family History Societies)