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100 PREROGATIVE COURT RECORDS

WILLS

The practice of recording wills in separate volumes was begun in

1676. However, the present Wills series dates from 1635 to 1777,
because the first two volumes are compilations of wills transcribed
from various sources. The old liber letters are marked on the
spines of the volumes, but the volumes are now designated as Libers
1 to 41 plus one volume called Liber 2A. Libers 12 to 41 run in
chronological order, but the chronology of the earlier libers is ex-
tremely erratic. Several of the libers have been divided into two
volumes, while libers 8, 9 and 10 have been combined into single
volume. In all there are 46 volumes in the series.

Wills 1, a compilation of wills extracted from various originals. It
was made in 1725 by the Commissioners of 1716. Marginal
notes indicate the sources from which the wills were copied. A
1908 handwritten copy and a photostat copy also exist. The
chart below will indicate the page number, old reference, new
reference and the dates of the wills:

p. 1-9

Liber Z

Prop. Record Liber Z

1637-1643

p. 9-27

Liber A

Prop. Record Liber A

1647-1651

p. 28-67

Liber B

Prop. Record Liber B

1651-1657

p. 67-69

Liner PC No. 2

Test. Proc. 1A

1657

p. 69-114

Liber No. 3

Test. Proc. IB

1658-1659

p. 114-154

Liber M No. 4

Test. Proc. 1C

1660-1662

p. 154-201

Liber No. 5

Test. Proc. ID

1662-1663

p. 202-232

Liber No. 6

Test. Proc. IE

1664-1665

p. 233-260

Liber No. 7

Test. Proc. IF

1665-1666

p. 260321

Liber H No. 8

Test Proc. 2

1666-1668

p. 321-376

Liber HH No. 9

Test. Proc. 3

1668-1669

p. 376417

Liber No. a

Wills 8

1670-1671

p. 417-553

Liber No. b

Test Proc. 5

1670-1673

p. 553-639

Liber PC No. e

Test. Proc. 6

1673-1674

Wills 2, also a compilation of wills made in 1726 by the Commis-
sioners of 1716. A photostat copy also exists.

p. 1-81

Liber PC No. C

Test. Proc. 6

1674-1675

p. 82-127

Liber No. 20

Wills 2A

1680


or No. D



p. 127-178

Liber No. E

Wills 2A

1681

p. 179-202

Liber No. F

Wills 2A

1682



 

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