W is for Wills

It is not always easy to locate wills for people from Buckland Brewer, partly because so many Devon wills were destroyed in the second world war and partly because indexes are frequently by name and not by place. We have access to copies of all the wills for Bucklanders that were proved in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury and are now in The National Archives. We also have a lists of hundreds of wills that were proved in other courts but no longer survive. These have been listed by the Devon Wills Project.


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