Find your ancestors in Ireland Calendars Of Wills & Administrations 1858-1965

Discover your Irish ancestor's will, proved between 1858 and 1965 in this collection. Learn details of their occupation and address as well as the monies they passed on to their beneficiaries.

These records cover the entire island of Ireland up to 1920, and only the three northern registries of Armagh, Belfast and Londonderry (Derry) up to 1965. The records are an index and further information can be found by clicking the link in the relevant transcript. The level of detail for each record varies. Records can include the following information.


  • First name
  • Last name
  • Role (whether the deceased, a beneficiary, or executor)
  • Death date
  • Beneficiary names
  • County

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  • Address
  • Relationship of beneficiary to deceased
  • Value of estate

Mapping Probate Registries to Counties

ArmaghArmagh, Fermanagh, Louth, Monaghan, Tyrone
BallinaLeitrim, Mayo, Sligo
BelfastAntrim, Down
CavanCavan, Leitrim, Longford
CorkCork, Kerry
KilkennyCarlow, Kilkenny, Laois (Queen's/Leix)
LimerickClare, Limerick, Kerry, Tipperary
LondonderryDonegal, Londonderry (Derry), Tyrone
MullingarOffaly (King's), Westmeath
Principal RegistryDublin, Kildare, Meath, Offaly (King's), Wicklow
TuamGalway, Roscommon
WaterfordTipperary, Waterford, Wexford