Nabb Research Center General Resources - Special Collections & Exhibits
Worcester County Estates 1661-1850 Database
Richard P. Yantis, Compiler, 1999
Will data for the years 1742-1850 and the administration data for 1742-1820. For earlier MD Prerogative Court account, bond and inventory data is also presented. The data has been collected from various sources (click here for complete list), most of which are available at the Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History & Culture.
Database Fields Description
LASTNAME - Usually as found in source- REMARKS column may note alternatives
FIRSTNAME - Often abbreviated
SEQ NUM - Sequence number from V.L. Skinner's abstracts
WILLDATE - Date of the will from Skinner's abstracts; compare with PROBDATE field
PROBDATE - Probate date as shown on the microfilm or in will abstract
LIBER - Worcester County will book designation or ADMIN (if an administration)
FOLIO - Book folio or page number
REMARKS - Additional information and notes
EXEC-ADM1 - First-listed executor or administrator (in CAPS)
EXEC-ADM2 - Second-listed executor or administrator, if given
ADMBOND - Date of the administration bond for the estate. Format: year/month/date
SURETY1 - First-listed surety to the executors/administrators
SURETY2 - Second-listed surety to the executors/administrators, if given.
Records are sorted alphabetically by last name. To browse, please select a name grouping below.