Online British Seamen-s Wills, 1786-1882
The National Archives (TNA) Web site has posted a collection of approximately 35,000 wills of Royal Navy seamen, 1786-1882. The original wills are cataloged as record series ADM 48. Use this site to search for a will of an ancestor who served in the navy.
The image details include:
- Person's name
Date of will
Ship's Pay Book number
TNA catalogue number
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