Gloucestershire Wills

Abstracts of Gloucestershire Probate Records

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Abstracts on this page are listed by Date of Probate, and a list of SURNAMES in each abstract may be found on the left of the abstract. Use the 'Find' option in your browser to search for surnames you're interested in, or use the search box below to search all Wills in this collection.

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Unless otherwise stated, original copies of Wills dated prior to 1858 are usually found in the appropriate Diocesan Record Office for the court where the Will was proved - for Gloucestershire, this is the Gloucestershire Archives. Wills which were proved at Bristol Episcopal Consistory Court may be found at the Bristol Record Office. Copies of Wills for which Probate was granted at the PCC (Prerogative Court of Canterbury) may be obtained via the National Archives Wills website.

Searches for, and Copies of Wills and Probate 1858-1996 may be obtained through via the Find a Will service, at local Registries, and sometimes on microfilm at County Record Offices. Further information on post-1858 Wills, may be found on the Government's Wills, Probate and Inheritance pages.

Abbreviations which may be used on this page are:-

(Ad) "Admon", or Letters of Administration.
(I) Inventory (a list of the deceased's goods, and their value)
(N) A Nuncupative Will is one declared by a legal representative, as being indicative
of the deceased's wishes, and will often refer to the Testator in the third person.
(#) Indicates the Will is a 'duplicate' - that is, more than one person has submitted an
abstract from the same original Will.
 * An asterisk against a surname indicates the Executor(s) of the Will, or, in the case
of Administration (Ad), the Administrator(s)
i/t/p "in the parish (of)".
CELF Chapel en le Frith (Derbyshire)
ECC Episcopal Consistory Court (Lichfield)
HCC Hereford Consistory Court
n.p. Notary Public
R&R Rest and Residue (a common expression in Wills)
The following may also be of use in the study of Wills generally:-

 

1544

USWALD
USWALD, Richard - of Stonehouse.
Probate Gloucester 1544. Researched from LDS Film #0091371.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Gloucester 1541-1545]

Contact: Early Probate Records

 

1553

ABERNSDALE
BAGLOND
GRYFFYN
LYRYE
MORE
NECHYLLS
PAYLOM
PKAR
UNDYHILL
UPSEVERNE
UPSEVERNE, Robert - of Stone, clothier.
dtr Margery;   sis Alice & Joan;   sis Agn & her dtr Alice;   Jn LYRYE;   Wlm UNDYHILL minister;   Rich PKAR;   Thos ABERNSDALE;   Roger PAYLOM;   wife Maud.
Executors: Thos BAGLOND,   & Humphrey NECHYLLS.
Overseers: Thos MORE,   & Rhys GRYFFYN.
Probate 1553. Researched from LDS Film #0091316.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Berkeley 1541-1571]

Contact: Early Probate Records

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