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Kent Will Abstracts  1328-1691 
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About Kent Will Abstracts 1328-1691
This dataset contains indexed abstracts (summaries) to wills proved in the Archdeaconry & Consistory Courts of Canterbury for people living in or near Faversham 1450-1642 & Thanet 1328-1691. The dataset also includes abstracts to a small number of wills proved in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury.

The Consistory and Archdeaconry courts, in the jurisdiction of the Diocese of Canterbury, intermingled and overlapped but basically covered Eastern Kent.

The original probate documents are held at The Kent History & Library Centre except for Prerogative Court of Canterbury wills, which at held The National Archives.

For more information see About Kent Will Abstracts 1328-1691