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  • In order to interpret the results of this search you need to read this document
  • The wildcard (%) is applied by default to the right hand side of some search terms. To obtain more results, keep your search terms to a minimum e.g. to find all variations for Stephen, search for 'St' in the forename field.
  • Parish names should be entered as in other searches e.g. 'Juliot, St.' rather than 'St Juliot' but  'Jul' would be sufficient
  • Before 1752 the year began in March, so there might be a few instances where the date of proving appears to be before the date the Will was written. See here for more information about the calendar change.
  • References beginning with prefixes AP/*, SO/W/* and DSB/*: The images of the original documents in this index are all freely available from the FamilySearch web site. To view the films you MUST have a free FamilySearch account, and you MUST be signed in 
    •    Enter the film number into the Film/Fiche search
    •    Open the record
    •    Click on the camera icon to open the film
    •    Enter the image number into the image counter (top left). Press enter.
    •    Double click on the highlighted image to enlarge it.
    •    Wills often cover many images.  Check before and after the image numbers given.
  • References beginning with IR 26/* and PROB11/*: These are Abstracts or Probate Copies of the documents. They are currently available as free digital downlands from the National Archive. You MUST have a free account and MUST in be signed in to access them for free.
    •    Copy the reference number into the Any reference section of the search form. Open the record.  Follow the download instructions. 
  • Use the Wills Transcription search to check whether the Will has already been transcribed
 Search for exact surname (no wildcard)  ?
Search for exact surname: By default the search facility adds a wildcard (%) to the end of the surname to return more results. If you want to search for an exact surname, tick this box and the wildcard search will be disabled.
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Include Similar Surnames: Ticking this option will search for any surnames that have a similar sounding name to your search, based on the Soundex algorithm. This only works if the surname you've entered is more than 2 characters. It may also slow down your search.
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Include Nearby Parishes: Ticking this option will include any parishes that are deemed to be near to the one you're searching for. This will only work if you've specified the exact parish. It will also only work if there are any parishes registered as near to the one you're searching for.
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