Throughout the Wills Index the
Chapman County Codes are used.
Additionally the following abbreviations
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.)
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
Wills and Where to Find Them by J S W
A Simplified Guide to Probate
Jurisdiction: Where to Look for Wills (Federation of
Family History Societies)