Friday 17 March 2023

FindMyPast uploads two new record-sets of Irish probate records

Since it's St Patrick's Day (have a great day, everyone), I haven't had much time to look over the latest FindMyPast Friday delivery, but here's a quick run-though.

The delivery sees additions to FindMyPast's Irish probate collection. One collection is new, the other sees the inclusion of an index to PRONI's Wills Calendars.

Ireland, Inland Revenue Wills & Administrations 1828-1879

         Click for enlarged image from the Ireland Inland Revenue Wills records
This is a new collection of more than 300,000 records created by the Inland Revenue in London to determine tax obligations on Irish estatess. According to the blurb, the collection contains indexes for all years (1828-1879), with surviving registers for 1828-1839 that contain extracts from the original documents.

The indexes include the name of the deceased, the executor or administration of their will. The original documents were mostly destroyed in 1922.

 Ireland Calendars of Wills & Administrations 1858-1965 (Northern Ireland)
This record-set is held within FindMyPast's Ireland Calendars Of Wills & Administrations 1858-1965 collection, now newly extended in date. 

It covers the entire island up to 1920 but now sees the addition of some 261,256 new record transcriptions of will calendar entries for the District Probate Registries of Armagh, Belfast and LondonDerry from 1921 and 1965.

These calendars are held by the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland, and each transcription includes a link to PRONI's will calendar application.

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