Wills & Administrations, 1714-1923

Chester County Archives has probate (estate settlement records) for the years 1714-1923. Before 1714, records were filed in Philadelphia. Even after the Chester County records start, some residents still filed wills and administrations in Philadelphia. This practice of filing where it was convenient continued until the Revolution. Guide to Probate Records.


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