Probate Indexes - Examples of Documents
Act book entry 1792
Outline details of the grant of probate, including name of testator, date of probate, executor name(s), value of estate.
If a person died without leaving a will, someone (usually a relative) could apply to the probate court for a grant of administration, which would allow them to deal with the estate.
Declaration in lieu of inventory
Produced instead of an inventory, giving the approximate value of the estate.
A list of the testator's property.
A document from one or more of the executors, or prospective administrators, renouncing their executorship or right to administer.
Will - 1791
Medieval Will - 1477 in Latin