Court of the Peculiar of the Deanery of Bocking

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[Return to the Essex Probate Records page.]

Probate Indexes

Before looking for a will, you should search an index.

Online Indexes

A general will index for Essex County is available online.  This single index consolidates just about all Essex county wills of the various probate court jurisdictions into one database.

Printed Indexes

If the indexes on the Internet do not produce possible wills for your ancestors, look in the published indexes listed here.

The Essex County Record Office compiled and published a complete surname index covering wills and administrations from eightEssex County probate court jurisdictions including this court.  The index is available in three volumns at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City:

  • Emmison, F. G., ed.  [Index to] Wills at Chelmsford.  London: s.n., 1961, by the British Record Society.  (FHL book 942 B4b vols. 78, 79 & 84; also on microfilms 0962739 and 0962740, and on microfiche 6073796, 6073797, and 6073802.)