Tens of thousands of historic wills put online
Published on October 23rd, 2009 | by Admin2
Among the wills available at the click of a button are Twm Sion Cati’s, known as the Welsh Robin Hood, and hymn writer William Williams, Pantycelyn.
Officials said it had taken more than five years to digitise the documents.
The National Library of Wales in Aberystwyth said the wills dated from the 14th Century until 1858, when civil probate was introduced, and 1,000 of them were written in Welsh.
It said the project was “good news for family historians, social historians…and the inquisitive”.