Digitised Welsh wills on the National LIbrary of Wales website
Unlike in England, wills proved before 1858 in Wales can all be found in one place due to them being digitised by The National Library of Wales. If your ancestor was Welsh, then follow these steps to try to find their will.
Navigate to the library’s homepage ( llgc.org.uk). At the left-hand side of the top menu bar, click on the option for ‘Catalogues’. This page (shown left) will appear, which also includes an option for ‘Wills’ in the ‘Search the catalogues’ box.
After clicking on the ‘Wills’ option, a drop-down box appears where you can search for the will by name, parish, town or occupation. Enter the relevant details. Here we are searching for Anne Conway who died around 1679 in Northop. We enter her name only and click the search icon.
All possible hits will appear. Select the one that you want. You can view the image immediately by clicking on the option for Image 1 etc. However, if you wish to download or print a copy then there is an option to purchase a digital version for £3.50.
Search for wills in the National Library of Wales’ digital archive