THE Lincoln Record Society has already printed two volumes
of Lincoln Wills registered in the District Probate Registry at Lincoln
(volumes 5 and 10 of the Society's publications). The present
work continues the series of wills from June 1530 down to June 1532,
when the second Book of Wills in the Lincoln Consistory Court ends.
Now, therefore, abstracts of all the wills in this Book and in the first
Book, labelled respectively "1506 &c.," and "1520–31," have been
printed, together with the wills, belonging to the same period, which
have been collected from the other courts in the District Registry. A
few earlier wills which escaped notice when volume II was printed
have been included in the present work. In making the abstracts, the
principles laid down in the two previous volumes have been followed.
The thanks of the Society are once more due to the successive
Registrars of the Lincoln District Probate Registry for access to the
documents under their charge; and to the clerks of the Registry for
The Index of Persons and Places has been prepared by Miss F. E.
Thurlby under the Editor's direction.
C. W. FOSTER.
3 June, 1930.