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Metcalfe Wills

The Metcalfe Wills Project was started after a kind donation of £1,000 from M0700 Peter J. Scott of Australia, in memory of his mother, to purchase copies of Metcalfe wills. Since then various members of The Society have not only transcribed these wills, but provided copies and transcripts of their own. We therefore extend our thanks to all those members who have contributed to this database over the years, as well as extending an invitation to current members to add to this project any wills that are not currently listed.

Guidance on Searching the Database

To search the database, type your search details into any of the fields, and then click 'Search'. The more details you enter, the less records you will find. If you cannot find what you are looking for, widen your search by typing in fewer fields / reducing your search text.

Guidance on Dates of Wills

Wills can be dated some time before death or be listed under the year of probate after death, so remember to search years either side of the actual year of death.


There are currently 1237 wills in the database, the earliest dated 1532.


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