Local Wills

Probate Index

Belper Historical Society has produced an index detailing the wills held in the society archive.

In this area we are fortunate in such details being available from the following sites:

Staffordshire Record Office for wills proved at Lichfield –  


The National Archives –


and also Duffield Manor Court Rolls which are held on microfilm at Derbyshire Record Office –


1813 Joseph Simpson

A few draft, original or copy wills have come to Belper Historical Society through family or solicitor documents, and one was noticed in the Duffield Parish Register.

This project is a work in progress and will be updated from time to time. You can access our catalogue of transcribed wills by clicking here. (updated September 2023)

If you require further details to assist your research from any of the records on our list, please contact admin@belperhistoricalsociety.co.uk