Kent Probate Indexes from 1508-1894 are now available on the National Wills Index, and a Middlesex Burials Index from 1538-1890 has been added to the City of London Burials collection.
Kent Probate Indexes: 1508-1894
The first Kent probate indexes available on the National Wills Index include over 13,400 wills from the Archdeaconry and Consistory Courts of Rochester, and over 27,800 inventories of Kent testators.
Kent has the largest collection of probate records of any English county but there are as yet no published indexes to much of this material. Indexes to all of these records will become available on the National Wills Index in 2012.
Searching can be performed on: Name, County / Place, Court, Document Type, Occupation, and Year Range.
Middlesex Burials 1538-1890
The Middlesex Burials Index, now added to the British Origins City of London Burials Index, covers over 106,800 burials in 75 Middlesex parishes for the period 1538-1890, with a handful of later burials (9 records up to 1965).
The index contains Name, Age (where given in register), Year of Burial, Place, and often Additional Information or Notes, which may include addresses, relations or other personal details.
Name: William MAY
Burial Year: 1860
Age: 3 months
Place: Fulham: St Mary North End, Middlesex
Additional info: 5 Lawn Terrace
Notes: died at Kentish Town
Name: Harriet GREEN
Burial Year: 1848
Age: 24 Place: East Bedfont, Middlesex
Additional info: drowned in Bedfont, belonging to Feltham
Notes: found drowned in the Queens River, buried by order of Thomas Wakeley, coroner of Middlesex