Ancestry.com has continurd to post images of the British “National Probate Calendar” (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966. Included in the entries are those of many famous folks, as well as many of our ancestors and relatives.
The following teaser is from an article published in the May 23, 2012 edition of London24.com:
The amount of money left in wills by famous Londoners including Florence Nightingale and Winston Churchill has been published online for the first time.
Family history website Ancestry.co.uk said six million probate records are included in the collection, dating from 1942 to 1966.
The records show that former prime minister Churchill left effects totalling more than £300,000 (£4.8 million in today’s money), while wartime nurse Florence Nightingale left an estate worth £36,000 – the equivalent of £3.5m – when she died in 1910.
Comedian and singer George Formby left almost £150,000, while Welsh poet Dylan Thomas left just £100, according to the collection.