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The National Archives Wills 1384-
Please note the site does not include wills proved by the Prerogative Court of York which covered York, Durham, Northumberland, Westmoreland, Cumberland, Lancashire, Cheshire, Nottinghamshire and the Isle of Man.)
Until 12 January 1858 all wills had to be proved by the church and other courts. The PCC was the most important of these courts dealing with relatively wealthy individuals living mainly in the south of England and most of Wales.
The PCC wills are all registered copy wills -
The information found in wills includes the following:
You can view the digitised wills for free at the National Archives in Kew or you can download online for a small fee (from £3.30).
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