In the case of seven of the wills, there was further information of particular interest to family historians. This have been added at the foot of the page.
The text of these wills survive in The National Archives, Kew, where the Embassy and Consulate records were later deposited. The actual source is the entry book of notarial acts for the years 1832 to 1854 (FO 446/28). This particular entry book stands out because the pages on which the details of the wills were written still survive in the volume.
Lamentably, in the other three entry books of notarial acts, the pages containing the text of the wills have been been removed at some stage in their history. Only the names appearing in the indexes give us an idea of what has been lost.
The FO 446 series are stored at The National Archives, Kew, and can be consulted by readers. Alternatively, photocopies can be ordered by post, giving the specific details of the location of the will given in the list below.
In The National Archives, of particular interest to family historians are the following volumes.
This website has extracted much useful data from these volumes and no doubt there is more to find by future researchers. The following webpages have been populated in this way:
Declarations of the intention to marry, 1849-75;
In the table below, the abbreviation 'rev.' indicates that the text of that will either begins or ends on the reverse side of the folio.
|Folio||Name||Description||Date of will|
|37||Sherry, Patrick||native of the Parish of Tyldavarriat, County of Monaghan, Ireland||14/7/1849|
|38||Halkett, John||of the Parish of Collace, County of Perth, North Britain||20/9/1845|
|111||Love, Thomas George||gentleman, formerly of the City of London||27/11/1845|
|123, 124||Brown, James||native of Lamington, Lanarkshire, Scotland, for many years a resident in the Province of Buenos Ayres||5/9/1850|
|126||Leys, Robert||of the Parish of Strathdon, Aberdeen||13/9/1850|
|129||Burke, John||of Ireland||15/6/1845|
|134 rev. to 138||Lepper, Dr James||13/1/1851|
|150||Naunery, John||disposition of property of the late...who died 19/2/1851 at Rincon del Sauce|
|152 to 3||Thompson, John||native of Suffolkshire, now of Magdalena, Province of Buenos Ayres (more details below)||19/6/1851|
|156||Goodwin, George||native of Yorkshire||3/9/1851|
|157 rev. to 158||Barton, James||formerly of Liverpool, farmer and grazier||8/5/1849|
|162||Downes, John||merchant of Buenos Ayres (more details below)||8/5/1843 and re-entered 15/10/1851|
|168 rev. to 169||O'Rourke, Constantine||13/2/1852|
|176 to 177||Cleaver, Esmy Edward||native of Clipstone, Co. Northampton||15/4/1852|
|180||Costello, Edmund||of Dublin||13/3/1849|
|198 rev.||Mackinlay, Alexander||(more details below)||27/5/1849|
|201||Kidd, Thomas||formerly of Kingston upon Hull (more details below)||20/5/1849|
|214, 242||Major, Eleanora||formerly of Sunderland, Co. Durham||20/1/1853|
|228-230||Haymes, George Rawdon||(more details below)||22/6/1853|
|232||Malcolm, John||(or MacCallum) native of Buchanan, Stirlingshire (more details below)||[n.d.]|
|239-240||O'Rourke, Constantine||Co. Dublin||15/11/1853|
|269 rev.||Keating, Thomas||of Kildonan(?),Co. Wexford (more details below)||13/8/1854|
Details extracted from some of the wills