An Index to the Wills and Inventories Now Preserved in the Court of Probate, at Chester ...

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Record society, 1887 - Inventories of decedents' estates
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Page xii - Inv" occurs, it signifIes that the deceased had most probably died intestate, and that an inventory of his goods had been filed and administration granted to his representatives. Where the word "Admon" occurs, it shows that an administration bond had been filed as well. In all other cases the wills themselves are extant, either with or without the accompanying inventories.
Page xii - INFRA" wills, and there are none known of earlier date than 1660. They are kept distinct from the other wills, and when enquired for it is necessary to clearly describe them as being "Infra
Page xii - In some cases inventortes appear to have become detached from the original wills, and so have been placed in different bundles and indexed under different years. This list, however, being an alphabetical one, such cases will be speedily detected, and it will be easy to replace the inventories in their proper places. 2. Where the word
Page xii - These wills, which were proved in the Rural Deans' Courts, are generally called " INFRA" wills, and there are none known of earlier date than 1660. They are kept distinct from the other wills, and when enquired for it is necessary...
Page v - With the restoration of the monarchical form of government and the re-establishment of bishops, wills were once more proved in the local Ecclesiastical Courts, and this volume contains the list of those wills, now remaining at Chester, which were proved there, between the years 1660 and 1680 inclusive. As already very fully explained in the Introduction to volume II., the old diocese of Chester embraced the whole of the two counties of Chester and Lancaster, with certain portions of the counties...
Page vi - Preston, together with those from Richmondshire in Yorkshire, and the portions of Cumberland and Westmoreland belonging to the great diocese of Chester, were proved at Richmond, in Yorkshire, that place being far more accessible to the inhabitants of that district than Chester. These Richmond wills, down to 1748, were a few years since removed to Somerset House, London, and in volumes X. and XIII. of the publications of this Society, there will be found the lists of the Lancashire wills proved at...
Page xii - As far as possible this has been indicated by cross references in this list. Words now spelt with an \ then frequently had y. 5. This list contains all the wills, inventories, and administration bonds now known, to be preserved at the Probate Court, Chester, between the years 1660 and 1680 inclusive. It is in continuation of Volumes 2 and 4 (Indices to the Wills and Inventories now preserved at Chester, 1545 to 1620, and 1621 to 1650), and will be followed by others, bringing the lists down to 1760,...
Page 65 - Cowles, John, of the City of Chester, innholder 1666 Cowley, Alice, of Winstanley Admon with Inv 1679 Cowley, Ann, of Parr Admon with Inv 1671 Cowley, Elizabeth, of Billing 1680 Cowley, Henry, of Bold Inv 1668 Cowley, Humphrey, of Billing 1671 Cowley, James, of Bold Admon with Inv 1673 Cowley, John, of Bank in Kelsall , 1677 Cowley, John, of Billinge, Wigan, innkeeper 1669 Cowley, John, of Kelsall on the Hill Admon 1673 Cowley, John, of Kelsall...
Page 190 - Morris, Peter, of Bexton Admon with Inv 1672 Morris, Ralph, of Atherton Admon with Inv 1673 Morris, Ralph, of Livesey, husbandman 1664 Morris, Ralph, of Lower Darwen, Freemason 1661 Morris, Ralph, of Newton, co. Lancaster, yeoman 1664 Morris, Richard, of Heapy 1670 Morris, Richard, of Horwich Inv 1667 Morris, Thomas, of Bosley, co. Chester, yeoman 1664 Morris, Thomas, of Edge, par. Malpas Inv 1669 Morris, William, of Grappenhall, clerk 1662 Morris, William, of Pennington...
Page 109 - Greenwood, John, of Peannock 1672 Greenwood, Paul, of Hollinworth ... Admon with Inv 1677 Gregg, Edward, of Bradley, co. Chester, gentleman Inv 1666 Gregg, John, of Cuerdley Nunc Will 1676 Gregg, John, of Elton 1674 Gregg, Robert, of the City of Chester, gentleman 1673 Gregg, Robert, of Weston 1678 Gregg, William, of Daresbury 1675 Gregory, Humphrey, of Tarporley Inv 1661 Gregory, James, of Aspull 1671 Gregory, John, of Rochdale Admon 1675 Gregory, John, of Urmston...

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