Essex Wills Beneficiaries Index, 1675-1858

Did your ancestor have an inheritance? Was their benefactor from Essex? Find out in the Essex wills beneficiaries index 1675-1858. You will find beneficiaries who did not share the family name of the person who made the will. This is a great way to find connections between different branches of a family, to find female ancestors who may have changed their name or even confirm family secrets like illegitimate children. There are over 150,000 names in this record set taken from over 36,000 wills in a fascinating resource that can serve as a valuable census substitute in earlier centuries.

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