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Re: Index to Irish Wills 1484-1858: Where to find the wills?
« Reply #9 on: Sunday 09 June 19 20:18 BST (UK) »
I suppose my question is maybe more about how to search for material held by the National Archives.  Iím familiar with the PRONI ecatalogue where you can access and search a list of everything theyíve catalogued, but the NAI catalogue here seems more limited:

http://www.nationalarchives.ie/search-the-online-catalogue/simple/#!/

It does say that not all of the older records are on the catalogue, so that could explain why I canít find any evidence of the wills Iím looking for.  So basically the answer is that I need to be there in person to search through their hard copy indexes?

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Re: Index to Irish Wills 1484-1858: Where to find the wills?
« Reply #10 on: Sunday 09 June 19 20:24 BST (UK) »
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Re: Index to Irish Wills 1484-1858: Where to find the wills?
« Reply #11 on: Sunday 09 June 19 20:29 BST (UK) »

Source: National Archives Kew England
Written: January 26, 1830

Recorded: May 11, 2019

Extracted from the Registry of the Consistorial Court of Armagh
I John Fitzsimmons of Blackwatertown in the County of Armagh Surgeon Do
hereby make and publish this my last Will and Testament......


Source: National Archives Kew England
Written: March 8, 1830

Recorded: November 1, 2017

Ireland In the Name of God Amen I Thomas Byrne of Lurgan in the County of
Armagh being sound of mind and memory do think proper to make this my last
Will and Testament.....




http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/armagh/wills.htm
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Re: Index to Irish Wills 1484-1858: Where to find the wills?
« Reply #12 on: Sunday 09 June 19 21:06 BST (UK) »
Indexes of the will of Robert Stevenson
Indexes to probate records, 1536-1858, and surviving will books, 1644-1834
Church of Ireland. Province of Armagh. Prerogative Court
Here
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L94X-YP44?i=290&cat=466810

Irish will index, 1838-1879, etc
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C9BP-93PY-Y?i=107&cat=232755


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Re: Index to Irish Wills 1484-1858: Where to find the wills?
« Reply #13 on: Sunday 09 June 19 21:11 BST (UK) »
Irish will index, 1838-1879, etc
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C9BP-93PY-Y?i=107&cat=232755

Folio 619
Here is the register, with details of legacies etc. Masses of it!
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSNT-8SHJ-1?i=259&cat=234514

Have you got access to FamilySearch (free)
Attaching a bit of the register

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Re: Index to Irish Wills 1484-1858: Where to find the wills?
« Reply #14 on: Sunday 09 June 19 21:33 BST (UK) »
Index for Edward Stevenson, 1831
Executor Robt Stevenson, Ardkill
Folio 399
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSJN-XGV3?i=183&cat=234514

Not sure we have the register on there

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Re: Index to Irish Wills 1484-1858: Where to find the wills?
« Reply #15 on: Sunday 09 June 19 21:42 BST (UK) »
https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/Ireland_Probate_Records
including
Commissioners for Inland Revenue
The Inland Revenue Office in London received copies of Irish wills proved in the Prerogative Court of Armagh and all Irish diocesan courts for the time period 1828 1879. From these, there were abstract books and indexes for both the wills and administrations created. The will indexes survive for the time period 1828 1879. The administration index for the years 1828 1829; 1832 1850; 1852 1879. The will abstracts survive for the time period 1828 1839 and the administration abstracts for the time period 1828 1839. The abstracts for the time period 1840 1879 are missing.....

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Re: Index to Irish Wills 1484-1858: Where to find the wills?
« Reply #16 on: Sunday 09 June 19 21:59 BST (UK) »
Folio 619
Here is the register, with details of legacies etc. Masses of it!

Don't forget the rest of it on folio 620!
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSNT-8SHX-B?i=260&cat=234514

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Re: Index to Irish Wills 1484-1858: Where to find the wills?
« Reply #17 on: Monday 10 June 19 22:15 BST (UK) »
Would be nice to have some kind of response from the OP