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:
- Lancashire Record Office
- Phone: 0177 2533 039
Before 1858, wills were proved in church courts and locating them can be difficult.
1858 up to 50 years before the current year
- The Manchester Room and Greater Manchester County Record Office - Manchester City Council website
- Phone: 0161 832 5284
The last 50 years
- The Principal Probate Registry for Manchester
- Phone: 0161 240 5700
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org