Wills and Probate Inventories of Newport People

On this page are three sets of transcriptions prepared for the Victoria County History – Newport project. Firstly is a set of transcriptions covering 18th and 19th inventories, secondly are inventories from the 16th to 17th centuries and finally the whole set of wills from the Lichfield diocese from 16th to 19th centuries. This last group is being worked on and individual wills will appear from time to time.

This first collection of transcriptions of Newport (Shropshire) people of the 17th and 18th centuries was transcribed from the originals, now held at Stafford Archives, by Barrie Trinder and a group of his students. Their paper copies are in the care of the Coalbrookdale Library and I am grateful to their archivist for permitting their digitisation.

Selecting a letter from the list below will display a choice of names with that initial letter and selecting the name will display an image of the transcription in a new tab. Close this tab to return to the list.

Some individuals have more than one page, which are viewed separately.
The dates are, in the main, those shown on the inventory but some have no date in which case the date of the will is given.
The dates for this set of inventories are 1650 to 1750.

A B C D E F G H J K L M N O P R S T U W Y

A collection of images of the original inventories from before 1650 (151 in all) and after 1750 (6) have been downloaded from Find My Past. They are listed by decade.

1640’s 1630’s 1620’s 1610’s
1600’s 1590’s 1580’s 1570’s
1560’s 1550’s 1540’s 1530’s

There are 6 between 1750 and 1762

Instructions for transcribers of the inventories can be found here.
A copy of the glossary of terms used in inventories, to be found in Trinder and Cox’s ‘Yeomen and Colliers in Telford’, is available here as well as some others.

The current project is to transcribe all the wills for Newport people up until 1860. The image collection is organised by decade

1500s 1600s 1700s 1800s