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Wills

We have a growing collection of copies and transcripts of wills of Weardale residents or of people with strong Weardale connections.

There are currently approximately 350 wills in the collection, ranging in date from 1569 to 1974.

We have started a project to transcribe Weardale wills for the period 1650 to 1858, using images of the original wills which have recently been made available on the internet, via the Northeast Inheritance Project of Durham University.

Wills