Wiltshire, Berkshire and Oxfordshire Wills, Beneficiaries and Obituaries - Wills and Admons 1858 onwards

Wills & Administrations from 1858

There is a National Index (Probate Calendar) than can be used to find wills from 12 January 1858 onwards. This annual index of grants can be found at:

  • Ancestry.co.uk (1861-1941 with gaps)

  • Fiche copies in some County Record Offices (Berkshire and Wiltshire ROs 1858-1943, Oxfordshire RO 1858-1957)

  • Court 38, Royal Courts of Justice, Strand, London WC2A 2LL
    Tel 020 7947 6997 - for probate documents from 1858-last year (previously these were held at Her Majesty’s Court Service, First Avenue House, Holborn)

These are very useful, relatively straightforward and discussed elsewhere.

Before 1858 the location of the will depends on the church (ecclesiastical) court where probate was granted. Although we are particularly interested in Berkshire this also means looking at Wiltshire and Oxfordshire as well.

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