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My first contributor to this section of the site, Janice Tostevin, says, rightly:

Accordingly I hope that this will encourage other researchers to study wills, and perhaps contribute to this site?

Note (added 9th August, 2005):

Added 15 September, 2007:
  1. Antingham Will of Joseph SALMAN, 1775
  2. Aylmerton Wills of John FOX, Gentleman, 1766 and William YOUNGMAN, 1836
  3. Aylsham Copyhold Title of William ROBINS of Aylsham, 1814 ; Agreement of James BARBER of Aylsham, 1769; Receipt for Dower Fine, Mary BARBER, 1781; and Will of Jonathan Dawson, 1695
  4. Blickling Will of Ralph DAWSON, 1700
  5. Brampton Will of George BARBER, 1812
  6. Brancaster Will of Abell DAWSON, 1784; and Bond Re: Thomas Dawson, Deceased Intestate, 1743
  7. Briston Will of Elizabeth STOREY, 1827
  8. Burgh-next-Aylsham Will of Stephen BARBER, 1847
  9. Castle Acre Will of John HUDSON, 1839
  10. Cromer Will of Thomas DAWSON, 1697; John DAWNCE, 1527/8; and Agnes Dawson Manor Court Document, 1747
  11. Dunton Will of Samuel BARBER of Stanninghall, 1797
  12. East Walton Will of John HUDSON, 1839
  13. Erpingham Will of William STOREY. 1800
  14. Felbrigg Will of James BARBER, 1754
  15. Foulsham Will of John BARBER, 1827
  16. Foxley Will of John DAWSON, 1847
  17. Frettenham Indenture of James BARBER1699; and Indenture Relating to Sale of Property, 1724
  18. Gorleston Manor Court Appearance of Thomas DAWSON, 1527/8; Inventories of Thomas SADLER, Boatman, 1754; and Thomas Dawson, 1726; and the Wills of Anne DAWSON, 1731; Ruth DAWSON, 1845; Thomas Dawson, 1723; Thomas DAWSON, 1726; Thomas DAWSON, 1780; Thomas Dawson, 1835; William DAWSON, 1757; Giles SHALL. or Shall, 1812; James SHALL, or Shaul, 1813; and John SHAUL, 1828.
  19. Gresham Wills of Richard FULLER, 1746, Winifred FULLER, 1686; and Robert Youngman, 1759
  20. Gunton Indenture of John HARBORD, 1699 and Samuel & John BARBER, 1724
  21. Hackford (by Hingham) Wills of Mary MALLETT, 1771, and William MALLETT, 1764
  22. Hackford by Reepham Wills of Ann DAWSON, 1764; and William DAWSON, 1581/2
  23. Holkham Bond of Patience DAWSON & John TROWELL, Re: Adam DAWSON, Intestate, 1769
  24. Holme Hale Will of Robert HUDSON, 1845
  25. Holt Will of George Dawson, 1803
  26. Horstead Will of James Barber, 1757; and Inventory of Robert BARBER, 1730
  27. Kettlestone Will of Edward Fox, miller, 1753
  28. King's Lynn Will of Thomas SHEARMAN, miller, 1704
  29. Letheringsett Will of Thomas YOUNGER Senior, Millwright, 1832
  30. Little Barningham Will of John BARBER, 1856
  31. Little Snoring Will of William Fox, 1659
  32. Massingham Index of Wills, 1738 1858
  33. Necton Will of Fox HUDSON, 1784
  34. North Elmham Notes on Will of Charles ATKINSON, 1850
  35. Northrepps Will of Edward STOREY, 1834
  36. North Walsham Wills of John WILLER, 1821 amd John Willer, 1839
  37. Norwich Agreement of Charles LAY the Younger, 1769
  38. Outwell Will of William REEVE, 1828, and his son Thomas REEVE, 1897.
  39. Pentney Will of Jeremiah RICHES, 1848
  40. Pulham St. Mary The Virgin Will of Stephen BROWN, 1798
  41. Reepham Will of John DAWSON, 1722
  42. Ridlington Wills of Lawrence, 1603 Thomas, 1556 James, 1556 Margaret, 1558 and Lawrence(2) SHORTE, 1603
  43. Runton Wills of John DAWSON, 1569; William Dawson, 1592; Joane DAWSON, 1598/9; Samuell DAWSON, 1692; and John SALMON, 1790; and Francis DAWSON. Bond Re: Elizabeth DAWSON, 1759.
  44. South Creake Will of Edmund DAWSON, 1670
  45. Sharrington Notes on Will of John BULLEN, 1812
  46. Skeyton Will of Samuel BARBER, 1746
  47. Spixworth Indenture of Samuel & John BARBER, 1724
  48. Sporle Wills of Benjamin Hodgen, 1762; and Tillitt Hudson, 1828
  49. Stanninghall Will of Samuel BARBER, 1797
  50. Stiffkey Will of Thomas DAWSON, 1590
  51. Swanton Novers Notes on Wills of Frances, 1838 and William DEW 1851; and Wills of Thomas PIGGE 1737; William DAWSON, 1758; Robert BULLEN 1831, and of William MUSSETT 1852; and William DAWSON Intestacy Bond, 1794.
  52. Thornham Wills of Thomas DAWSON, 1593/4; and John DAWSON, 1622
  53. Thorpe Market Will of Mary BARBER, 1781
  54. Tittleshall Will of Luce DAWSON, widow, 1639
  55. Weasenham All Saints Will of Thomas CARR
  56. Wells-next-the-Sea Will of Thomas DAWSON, 1539
  57. Wighton Will of Richard YOUNGMAN, 1795
  58. Woodrising Will of David HUGHES, 1609

See also
Several indexes to Norfolk Wills (without the detail given in the index above) have been published by Norfolk Record Society, as follows:

and many other interesting Records of Norfolk History.

Most, if not all, of Norfolk Record Society publications are available from Norfolk County Library and many other county libraries.

This page last updated 14th November, 2008.

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