Will books are one of the best resources for determining family relationships in genealogy research. This volume contains entries from Essex County Will Book (1745–1748), beginning on page 324 and ending on page 533 for courts held 21 May 1745 through 20 May 1747. This volume also contains entries from Essex County Will Book No. 8 (1747–1750), beginning on page 1 and ending on page 119 for courts held 16 June 1747 through 20 Dec 1748. In addition to the full name of the deceased, these records offer a rich source of names, which may include spouse, children, relatives, witnesses, and/or others. Estate inventories provide a fascinating look at possessions during this time period. An every-name and place index adds to the value of this work.
Ruth and Sam Sparacio
(), 2020, 8½x11, paper, index, 142 pp