Unlimited* access to our Wills and Testaments including access to our famous Prerogative Court of Canterbury (PCC) Wills, giving you access to the original Will Record Images, and a great insight into your relatives history.
Until the Court of Probate Act in 1857, probate was granted by ecclesiastical courts of England and Wales. The PCC was one of the largest of these courts and, as such, heard cases from relatively wealthy individuals, mostly from the south of the UK.
The records are copies off registered wills, which were written into volumes by the clerks at the church courts, and many earlier records are in Latin.
This dataset covers the years 1487 to 1857 and is an on-going project for us, with 370 years worth of wills currently online and over 939,000 records.
Bristol, Edinburgh and a variety of Yorkshire volumes have also been added to our will indexes, with more to follow soon.
Wills are a valuable source of genealogical information. They can give details of family members, places of residence and burial, as well as revealing details about their possessions.
We also have various Will Indexes which cover most areas of the country
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