Wills can provide a lot of useful information about a person, including information about property they owned and relationships with others mentioned in the will.
For a will to be legally acted upon, it has to be “proved” – a judge has to rule that it contains the last wishes of the deceased. This process is called probate.
9.1 Useful Links
There are useful publications produced by the National Archives on wills:
There is a guide to obtaining probate records here:
You can find a will here:
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