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Lancashire wills & probate 1457-1858
Lancashire wills & probate 1457-1858 is an index of more than 229,000 Lancashire records that will enable you to determine whether your ancestor's probate papers have survived through the centuries. Until 1857, the Church of England was responsible for administering wills and probate cases. These wills would have been proved in ecclesiastic courts. The records cover Amounderness, Copeland, Furness, Kendal, and Lonsdale deaneries. This collection has been created by both Findmypast, which transcribed original records from the Lancashire Record Office, and the Lancashire and Cheshire Record Society, which provided index work.
Over 54,000 new records have been added to Leicestershire Baptisms. The new additions consist of Bishops transcripts from around the county that date back as far as 1538. Bishop's transcripts were abbreviated copies of the parish records sent to the Diocesan bishop several times a year. They can be an invaluable source of genealogical information when the original record has not survived.
More than 22,000 Bishops transcripts of Leicestershire parish marriages registers have been added to our collection of Leicestershire Marriages. The collection spans the years 1537 to 1931 and covers more 300 parishes across the country.
Over 39,000 bishops transcripts of parish burial records have been added this week. The records span over 400 years from 1538 to the 1991 and cover 279 parishes. These records will allow you discover when your ancestor died, their age at death, place of burial, date of burial and parent's names.
Leicestershire Parish Records Browse
13,000 volumes of Leicestershire parish baptisms, marriages and burials have been added to this collection. Spanning from 1538 to 1916, these records cover more than 300 parishes.
More than 993,000 new articles and 12 brand new titles have been added to our collection of historic British Newspapers:
Illustrated War News
Saffron Walden Weekly News
Woolwich Gazette and Greenwich and Deptford Chronicle
Newbury Weekly News and General Advertiser
Market Harborough Advertiser and Midland Mail
Stornoway Gazette and West Coast Advertiser
Bucks Advertiser & Aylesbury News
Clitheroe Advertiser and Times
Further details are available via the links.
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