Catalogue description Navy Board, Navy Pay Office, and Admiralty, Accountant General's Department: Seamen's Wills

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Reference: ADM 48
Title: Navy Board, Navy Pay Office, and Admiralty, Accountant General's Department: Seamen's Wills
Description:

Original wills where accepted as valid by the Admiralty, in most cases on printed forms, with orders to issue checks thereon to the executors. The original wills when not held valid appear to have been returned to the executors and the bundles contain the Admiralty's orders to that effect.

These are original wills, deposited in the Navy Pay Office. They were made by ratings, Royal Marine other ranks, and some warrant officers.

Digital copies of the Seamen's Wills can be searched and downloaded.

Date: 1786-1882
Arrangement:

They are arranged in alphabetical order of the writers' names and by the date of making the will (not of death).

Related material:

For registers see ADM 142

Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English
Creator:

Board of Admiralty, Accountant General's Department, 1832-1932

Navy Pay Office, 1546-1835

Physical description: 107 bundle(s)
Access conditions: Available in digital format only

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