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Genre term Scope note
Probate (3)

Use for: Testamentary records

  • Proven and unproven probate records. This can include wills, codicils, administrations, inventories, accounts, etc.
  • Do not include extracts or copies made later for other purposes such as property transactions or genealogical research.

Use for: Will

  • The last wishes of a testator relating to their body and estate after their death.
Grants of administration
  • Grants or letters of administration issued by a court of probate to named individuals authorising the disposal of the goods and chattels of a deceased person also named.
Probate inventories
  • A list of goods and chattels belonging to a deceased person usually compiled by executors or administrators with a view to valuing the deceased's personal estate for probate purposes.
Marriage licence bonds

Use for: Marriage licence affidavits

Guardianship bonds
School admission registers
School log books

Use for: Headteacher's log books

  • Many school log books for the years 1870-1914 have been digitised and are available on the "FindMyPast": website (subscription service).
Farm Labour Accounts
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