This page provides details of compilations of Gloucestershire Probate Records (Wills), either partial abstracts or indexes, online and in printed collections. The following are listed in reverse order of their addition to this page.
A catalogue of Wiltshire Wills (also covering places in Berkshire, Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire, and Hampshire) is available online at Wiltshire Archives. In addition to the searchable database of over 300,000 probate records, there are digital images of a growing percentage of the records. Added 30 Jun 2008.
DocumentsOnline, 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 May 2003 there were 23,472 Wills of Testators resident in Gloucestershire listed.
Barbados records, wills and administrations, 3 vols: 1639-1680, 1681-1700 and 1701-1725, compiled and edited by Joanne McRee Sanders. Published Houston, Texas: Sanders Historical Publications, c1979-[c1981] Includes some mentioning relatives in Gloucestershire. Thanks to Leslie Mahler for this information.