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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.
WorldVitalRecords.com - Probate Jurisdictions: Where to Look for Wills
Probate Jurisdictions--Where to Look for Wills. Jeremy Gibson. (2002). The purpose of this guide is to show you where to start looking for wills and associated records, for before 1858 British wills were probated in a wide variety of ecclesiastical courts. This guide will lead to the correct record offices, both for places in the expected ecclesiastical jurisdictions and those that are the exceptions. The arrangement is by county and thereunder by court of jurisdiction and repository, with information indicating the present location of the wills, the period of coverage, and the existence of indexes. This new Fifth Edition supersedes all previous editions.