Will no. 175 from Edith Carey's set of transcripts, Wills & Legacies, Staff, in the Library.
Wills & Legacies
From Edith Carey's Wills and Legacies, a MS transcription of early Guernsey wills from the Ecclesiastical Court records, p 112.
From Edith Carey's transcription Wills and Legacies I, nos 154 and 159.
A list of the nearly 200 wills dating from 1663-1707, transcribed and annotated by Edith Carey in 1916 in her notebook, Wills and legacies I & II, in the Staff collection at at the Library.
From The Law Magazine and Law Review, or Quarterly Journal of Jurisprudence, May-August 1859, pp. 23 ff. Probably a comment on the reaction in Government circles to the Commissioners' Report of 1848, it also happens to provide a helpful explanation of the distribution of landed property and rentes in Guernsey. 'When the right and power is preserved among a free people of regulating their own legal and social customs, the habit of self-government thus engendered generally saves their country from the anomaly and inconvenience of the institutions and procedure being immediately at variance with the wants and character of the people.'
List of the contents of the bound volume entitled only MSS 1309-1464. The transcriptions are by various hands, and mostly appear to be late 17th century. The individual documents are in Latin or French and most have been published elsewhere.
A list of the partages transcribed in the notebook Partages No. 1, Staff.
Transcribed in Partages No. 1, Staff.
From Guernsey's Ecclesiastical Court. No. 7 in Edith Carey's Wills and Legacies, Staff.
No.5 in Edith Carey's Wills and Legacies, Staff.