Hertfordshire Wills Index 1415-1857
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:
Ordering copies of original documents
- 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.
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
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