When Death Do Us Part: Understanding and Interpreting the Probate Records of Early Modern England
Tom Arkell, Nesta Evans, Nigel Goose
Leopard's Head Press, 2000 - History - 422 pages
The 17 essays contained in this volume provide insight into the probate records of early modern England, focusing on three principal sources: wills, inventories, and accounts. With an emphasis on method, approach, and interpretation--demonstrated through both general discussions and a range of case studies--this reference is ideal for a wide audience, including academics and students as well as local and family historians enagaged in the investigation of communities in England.
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The Probate Process
a System in Transition
Wills as an Historical Source
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