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Wills and probates, 1814-1882

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/F22

Scope and Contents

Last wills and testaments, exemplification of wills, and probates. The probates record the appointment of an estate administrator, and include a copy of the will and any codicils. There is also one item taken from probate court proceedings. Some of the documents are accompanied by related papers.


  • Creation: 1814-1882


Conditions Governing Access

From the Fonds:

Access to the collection is subject to special conditions and is at the discretion of Matheson and Co. Ltd, part of the Jardine Matheson Group. A statement of the conditions and an application form are available in the Manuscripts Reading Room. Printed copies of the form are available by post (please contact the University Library). An electronic version can also be found at

Records described in the catalogue as being in a bad condition are in a fragile state that precludes them being made available to readers.

Access is generally available to documents dated up to 1969. Access to some earlier records may be restricted under the terms of the Data Protection Act, 1998.


4 bundle(s) (4 bundles)

1 envelope(s) (1 envelope)

Language of Materials


Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

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