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