TNA are providing free downloads of some of their digitised documents. These are mostly probates of wills. These were previously £3.50.
Go to their website to find out more. The downloads are pdf.
We have taken advantage of this to download all the wills concerning people from Milton Abbas. We found about 30 that we had not downloaded previously. These are currently being transcribed. They date from 1638 to 1851.
We would welcome any help in transcribing these – something to do during lockdown!
Other documents are available, particularly Admiralty records.
List of wills downloaded from TNA:
|Will of The Honorable Henry Dawson Damer of Milton Abbey||31 Aug 1841|
|Will of Mary Jarvis||18 Feb 1784|
|Will of John Gover, Mariner of Milton Abbey, Dorset||3 Jan 1709|
|Will of Elijah Leach, late Servant of Milton Abbey , Dorset||26 Jan 1837|
|Will of John Butler, Yeoman of Milton Abbey, Dorset||20 Feb 1666|
|Frederick Cross . Age: 19 years 2 months. Place of birth: Milton Abbey|
|Will of Robert Welsted of Milton Tregonwell, Dorset||9 Apr 1567|
|Will of Joseph Damer of Roscrea , Tipperary||11 Feb 1743|
|Reginald John Sprules, b 5 Feb 1905, Milton Abbas|
|Certificate for House of Margery Pooke set aside for Dissenting Protestants||15 Jul 1707|
|Seal of John Bradley, Abbot of Milton||1530|
|Petitioners: Abbot and convent of Milton. Addressees: King||1347|
|Will of Ann Bridge, Widow of Abby Milton, Dorset||23 May 1825|
|Will of Elizabeth Squib or Squibe, Widow of Middleton, Dorset||16 Jun 1604|
|Will of Richard Squybbe, Yeoman of Middleton, Dorset||8 Oct 1580|
|Will of Jane George, Spinster of Abbey Milton||13 Dec 1853|
|Will of James Dyer, Plumber, of Abbey Milton||8 Apr 1824|
|Will of Benjamin Smart, Barber of MA Dorset||12 May 1806|
|Will of Andrewe Lanckford, Yeoman of Milton Abbas, Dorset||5 Sep 1639|
|Will of Symon Alner, Weaver of Milton Abbas, Dorset||20 Nov 1640|
|Sentence of Samuel Adams of Milton Abbas , Dorset||30 June 1748|
|Will of William Wood, Tailor of Milton Abbas , Dorset||20 May 1763|
|Will of Henry Jeanes, Collar Maker of Milton Abbas, Dorset||14 July 1641|
|Will of Sarah Elford, Spinster of Milton Abbas , Dorset||20 Aug 1851|
|Will of Letitia Spinney, Widow of Milton Abbas , Dorset||15 Jun 1848|
|Will of Mary Woodard, Widow of Milton Abbas , Dorset||3 Aug 1840|
|Will of William Kiddle of Milton Abbas , Dorset||25 May 1835|
|Will of Samuel Adams, Yeoman of Milton Abbas, Dorset||14 Jul 1748|
|Will of Henry Shepheard, Husbandman of Milton Abbas, Dorset||18 Oct 1638|
|Sentence of Francis Sheparde or Sheppard of Milton Abbas, Dorset||19 Feb 1591|
|Will of John Almond, Tailor of Milton Abbas, Dorset||3 Sep 1639|
|Will of John Shepheard or Shephard, Husbandman of Milton Abbas, Dorset||17 Sep 1640|
|Will of John Sheaperd or Sheperd, Baker of Milton Abbas, Dorset||18 Oct 1638|