Publications, Volume 18

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Page x - Owing to the original spelling of the wills having been followed in the MS. Index, and allowing for possible misreadings, enquirers are particularly desired to search for any name bearing a resemblance to that they are looking for, as for example Leigh for Legh or Lee, Newall for Nowall, Houghton for Haughton, &c., &c. As far as possible this has been indicated by cross references in this list. Words now spelt with an \ then frequently had y.
Page x - THE following points are commended to the attention of those using this book : — 1, In some cases inventories 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
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Page x - 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 x - 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. j. It is to be noted that in the Probate Court of Chester the original wills up to 1838 (and not official transcripts, as...
Page x - Chester, between the years 17oi and 1720 inclusive. It is in continuation of volumes 2, 4., 15, and 18 (Indices to the Wills and Inventories now preserved at Chester, 154.5 to 1620, 1621 to 1650, 1660 to 1680, and 1681 to 1700), and will be followed by others, bringing the lists down to 1760, or possibly 1780. 6. In an Appendix will be found the list of all the wills, proved between 17oi and 1720, in which the amount of personalty was less than ,4.0. These wills, which were proved in the Rural...

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