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Index to Bromsgrove Wills, 1700-1858

Until 1858, English wills were proved in the church courts. The fees paid by the executors provided a valuable source of income to the bishop of each diocese. The wills of most of Bromsgrove's testators were therefore proved at Worcester and are now preserved in the Worcestershire Record Office. The Record Office has microfilms of all these wills from which copies can be made. The list given here was compiled by Jenny Townshend of the Bromsgrove Society from the typed indexes available in the Record Office search room.

This section comprises a list of over 1500 wills of Bromsgrove residents from 1700 through to 1858.

Use the Search box to search for names of interest. In the 'Record Type' column, W refers to a Will and A to an Administration.

Full transcripts of some wills are also available but are not yet linked to individual entries. They can be searched here.

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Surname Firstname Date Record Type
Bell Phebe 14 Aug 1710
Bell Richard 20 May 1723
Bennett James 27 Oct 1773 W
Bentley Sam 18 Jul 1761 W
Best John 10 Jan 1798 W
Best Samuel 14 Aug 1744
Best Sarah 30 Jun 1828 W
Biddle Ann 2 Sep 1831 W
Biddle Elizabeth 25 Jan 1711/2
Biddle Thomas 11 Feb 1743/4
Biddle Thomas 14 May 1834 W
Biggs Elizabeth 21 Jun 1732
Biggs Robert 16 Jul 1701
Biggs William 20 Jan 1720/1
Bird Francis 18 Apr 1775 W
Bishopp John 4 Jan 1816 A
Blackfield John 22 Nov 1760 A
Blackford Ann 19 Jun 1815 W
Blackford Henry Ellins 6 Nov 1849 W
Blackford Joseph 25 Oct 1814 W
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