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Cumberland Wills Collections

  • Graham Hewitt is providing complete transcriptions of Hewitt Family Wills of Cumbria and elsewhere, 1602 to late 1800. Added 4 Nov 2006.
  • Wills 1384-1858, the National Archives (Public Record Office) collection of digitised images of public records has all Wills proved at the Prerogative Court of Canterbury (PCC) available for download as .PDF files. Generally these will be for the more wealthy testators holding land or property in more than one county; in October 2006 there were 2,086 Wills of Testators resident in Cumberland listed.
  • Leslie Mahler's abstracts of Wills from the Commissary Court of London 1629-1634 includes one entry for Cumberland.