Bibliography of medieval and early modern wills and probate inventories

This is a bibliography that should be of use to scholars who use wills and probate inventories in their research and teaching, and to those who pursue local history and other endeavors as amateurs.

Criteria for inclusion:

* prints or makes substantial use of one or more last wills (testaments) and/or probate inventories, or contains important information on the law or practice of will making, probate inventory compilation or on their use as historical primary sources;

* documents printed or used originate in Europe or the Mediterranean or European colonial areas;

* documents printed or used originate before approximately 1700;

* entries are located in printed published books, journals or magazines with general circulation that are likely to be held by U.S. or European libraries.