New Herefordshire Wills index search

This wills index compiled by HARC comprises over 45,000 entries taken from the Hereford Diocese Probate Act Books 1700-1858 and Hereford Deanery Probate Act Books 1660-1858.

These books contain a summary record of each grant, including:

  • the names of the testator and executor (s)
  • the parish they were from
  • the value of each estate
  • date of the probate grant.

In some cases, all of the original documents have been lost and the Act Book holds the only surviving record of a will.

When the index entry is found, you can then order a copy of the Will from HARC for £12.  This includes the microfilm copy and postage.

Historically Hereford Diocese included most of the modern county of Herefordshire, southern Shropshire and some bordering parishes in Powys, Monmouthshire, Gloucestershire and Worcestershire. Visit the Diocese of Hereford website for coverage of the Diocese of Hereford and Deanery of Hereford.

To access the index click here