Cheshire, England. Index covers the years 1492 - 1940 and contains 130,000 entries. It covers probate documents proved at Chester mainly for Cheshire residents. The index supplies name, place of residence (at the time of making the will), occupation and date of probate (usually within a year of death, although it can be much longer). It also indicates the type of record which survives. These could be a Will, 'Admon' or administration bond (normally when there is no will), Inventory of personal property or Codicil or other probate documents.