South Pennine Probate Archive

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Discover the history of the people and places which have shaped the South Pennines

When our ancestors wrote their wills, and when inventories of their goods were taken after their deaths, they unwittingly bequeathed us a rich source of information about their lives. Many of these documents from the South Pennines have been transcribed and can be found on this website. If you are interested in local or family history, you will find them a fascinating read.