Wills & Estate Records

will is a written and legal expression of the individual’s instructions regarding his property a the time of his death. The will usually describes the estate and often gives the names and relationships of heirs or beneficiaries. — FamilySearch Research Wiki

  • Look at the index for the book “Wake County, North Carolina Abstracts of Wills, Inventories, and Settlements of Estates: 1771-1802” published in 1984 by Frances Holloway Wynne.  Also includes a slave index.  If you see a will that you are more interested in, look for this book at a local library or contact me for a lookup.  – View Index
  • List of wills submitted to the NCGenWeb Archives — there are more than 100 wills listed!