Wills

Members of the Historic Droitwich project have transcribed hundreds of wills and this information is now available, both as individual transcriptions of the wills of people associated with the buildings included on this website, and as a list of Droitwich wills. 

Wills can fill in the skeleton of a family tree and tell us more about the people who lived in Droitwich in the Early Modern period.  They often mention occupations, family relationships, the names of relatives including married sisters and daughters, and the belongings that were held dear by the deceased. 

Parish registers began to be kept at the end of the 16th century, but as men involved in ordinary occupations left wills in the late 15th and 16th centuries, these allow glimpses of people's lives further back in time. 

More information about Wills can be found by clicking on the link below to 'Wills through the centuries'.    

Please click on the links below to see more.