List of wills and administrations

Nearly 1000 records are included in this comprehensive list, which also includes inventories and inquisitions post mortem. Please read the notes below the table. See Wills and the genealogist for further information about these documents and how they are of use.

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Sheila assembled a collection of transcribed Yeo wills for England and Wales for 1409 to 1857, and published it online in PDF format in 2005. We hold a copy of this PDF file, which represents many years of work by her and by a number of volunteer transcribers. We also hold corrected versions of many of the transcriptions.

The table above builds on Sheila’s 2005 work and is not limited to England and Wales. It includes a large number of additional wills, and wills made by:
– people with Yeo as a forename
– people with variant surnames
– widows whose surname at birth was Yeo or a variant.

See Lost wills for notes on the tens of thousands of original Devon wills lost when the probate registry in Exeter was destroyed by bombing in 1942. A list drawn up in 1908 records many other wills that had been lost before that date.

See Wills of married women for notes on wills made by married women.

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