Wills, Probates and Inventories

A number of wills of the yeoman classes still exist in the archives which, together with the accompanying inventories, provide a remarkable glimpse of what went to make up material wealth of their day. Here is a list of those we have uncovered with links to copies of the originals and to our transcriptions.

1530 John More

1531 William Wright

1535 John More (son of the above John More)

1558 Hew Frankis

1579 Thomas Pilkington

1661 Elias Petley

1683 Vincent Crispo Welfitt

1714 George Scrivener

1715 William Welfitt

1813 John Brown