Wills, Inventories and Administrations

These documents are of vital importance for the history of people who lived in Milton Abbas.

Not only do they give us family relations: brothers, sisters, sons, daughters, nephews, nieces and cousins but also what people possessed in the way of ‘goods and chattels’.

So far we have transcribed 70, and we are about half way through. So there are plenty of opportunities for more volunteers.

It would be really useful if we knew some Latin. Many of the older wills have their probate grant, a final paragraph in Latin, which was probably of a standard formula.

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