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Wills are documents of great (perhaps greatest) value in genealogy, especially when they predate Parish Registers. Not only do they often provide extremely useful information about the family members, but also they add flavour to what otherwise might be dry genealogical information. Often in early wills there is the additional benefit of a detailed inventory of goods.
Take Henry Kirkman’s will of 1543 for example. He bequeaths:
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