Probate records

A will can have valuable information about family relationships.

An admon is a bond of administration associated with probate records.

Inventories may include room-by-room descriptions of houses and contents.

Finding Oldham wills, admons, and inventories

A collection of several hundred copied wills, and indexes to wills and admons (1545-1837) is available at Oldham Local Studies and Archives. For copyright reasons the wills held cannot be copied.

Other sources can be found at:

Before 1858

Before 1858, wills were proved in church courts and locating them can be difficult.

1858 up to 50 years before the current year

The last 50 years

Local Studies & Archives
84 Union Street
Oldham, OL1 1DN
Tel 0161 770 4654