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Hertfordshire Wills Index   1415-1857 
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About Hertfordshire Wills Index 1415-1857
This index seeks to embrace in one alphabetical sequence all the wills (both original and registered copies), inventories, administration bonds, accounts and other related documents which survive among the records of the Archdeaconries of Huntingdon (Hitchin Division) and St Albans now held at Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies (HALS). Coverage may be summarised as follows:
  • Archdeaconry of Huntingdon (Hitchin Division):
    Original wills (together with some inventories), 1557-1857 (Ref, HW); will registers, 1557-1843 (Ref, HR); inventories, 1568-1789 (Ref, AHH22 includes some administration bonds); administration bonds and accounts, 1609-1857 (Ref, AHH23).
  • Archdeaconry of St Albans:
    Original wills, including administration bonds and inventories filed with them, 1518-1857 (Ref, AW); will registers, also including grants of administration, 1415-1857 (Ref, AR); inventories, 1518-1764 (Ref, A25); no original probate accounts are known to have survived for this archdeaconry.
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You can order copies of any document referred to the index. These are supplied by HALS, and are delivered in digital image (pdf) form by email. The cost of each document is £10. More help on Ordering Original Documents

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