An Index to the Wills and Inventories Now Preserved in the Court of Probate, at Chester, Volume 4

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Record Society, 1881 - Inventories of decedents' estates
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Page xii - ... 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.
Page v - Index to the Wills and Inventories now preserved in the Court of Probate at Chester from AD 1545 to 1620," printed by the Record Society in 1879, I pointed out (pp.
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. J. It is to be noted that in the Probate Court of Chester the original wills up to 1838 (and not official transcripts, as in...
Page xii - ... 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 129 - Lancaster, yeoman... 1638 Kay, Ann, of Bury, widow 1627 Kay, Ann, of Wych Malbank, widow 1647 Kay, Elizabeth, of Anderton, widow 1639 Kay, Hugh, of Thornton 1627 Kay, James, of Walmsley, parish of Bury, blacksmith ... 1633 Kay, John, of the parish of Bury 1633 Kay, Martin, of Little Wood, parish of Bury 1625 Kay, Richard, of Thornham, co. Lancaster, yeoman 1644 Kay, Robert, of Ashton 1621 Kay, Robert, of Heap, parish of Bury 1631 Kay, Robert, of Whitefield Inv 1632 Kay, Roger, of Widdell, parish...
Page 302 - Introduction to the Index of Wills at Chester, 1545 to 1620, this book is a copy of the MS. Index now in use at Chester, which was compiled in a very hurried manner by a gentleman not very conversant with the old handwriting, in addition to which the bad character of the writing has in many cases rendered it very...

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