FindMyPast Ireland has launched a small collection called the Ardagh Wills 1690-1857.
This index of wills will be of special interest to researchers with ancestors from counties Longford and Leitrim, but those with connections in Sligo, Roscommon, Cavan and Westmeath should also give it a look because parts of the Ardagh diocese extended into these areas.
More than 40 civil parishes were included in the diocese. The main towns were:
The original bonds were destroyed in the Public Records Office fire in 1922, so only the index survives.