Cheshire will indexes have now been supplemented by images of the wills.
Origins Network says that the Chester Wills Collection from 1519-1940 is available on the National Wills Index. You can search the Index free of charge, then purchase and view the original documents online.
“Over 130,000 probate records held at Cheshire Record Office have been digitised, and these images can be purchased with Pay per View credits and viewed directly from the index records,” says Origins Network. “A portion of the probate records held at Lancashire Record Office have been digitised and can also be purchased with Pay per View credits and viewed directly from the index records.”