Historic Yorkshire Probate Records Are Now Online

The Yorkshire Post has an article about more than three centuries worth of historic probate records have been published online, revealing the final wishes of 30,000 Yorkshire residents, dividing up everything from property to dogs and cattle and even wigs.

Thousands of detailed wills, probate inventories as well as warrants and letters of administration written between 1521 and 1858 are now available offering an insight for those looking for details of how their ancestors passed on their wealth and a snapshot of social history.

The records are available on ancestry.co.uk. You can read more about the new online collection at http://goo.gl/xZeEXy.


Of course, when I go to Ancestry I can’t find these records. Only the post-1858 national probate records are there. Maybe the announcement in “The Yorkshire Post” was a bit premature ?


    Go to Ancestry’s Home page and look at What’s Happening at Ancestry and five down you will find this source listed.


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