Names from Wills

The Wills Index comprises all names from the transcripts in the Wills Depository as well as names extracted from a variety of other sources. It includes not only testators, but also beneficiaries, executors, overseers and witnesses. Where we do not hold a transcript the entry may give you further information or enable you to locate the relevant will.

All wills have a Sussex connection, even if the testator lived elsewhere. They frequently mention properties by name, also Manors, locations and vessels. Some wills include long lists of relatives which can be immensely useful.

To check if any of your ancestors feature in any of these roles contact Vyvyan Jones at the Wills Index at

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