Providing historical probate information for people from the Henley area


Status of this Website

This website is now an archive; it is no longer being updated, but remains available to meet information needs.

Document Sources

The transcripts presented here are from copies of documents held in one of two places, as indicated in the summary, either the ORO/OHC – the Oxfordshire History Centre where the wills proved locally can be found, when the deceased’s property was within the diocese; or The National Archives when the deceased’s property was in more than one diocese.


Every effort has been by those volunteers who undertook the transcribing of the copy documents and summaries of the key information so as to ensure accuracy in the content included within this website, but we cannot guarantee that the content is accurate or complete.  The names of some towns and villages may have changed over time so the names shown may not be a faithful representation of the current names.

The Henley Archaeological and Historical Group shall not be liable for any loss or damage arising in contract, tort or otherwise from the use of this site or from the inability to use this site, or from the use of any information contained in it, or from any action or decision taken as a result of using this site or any such information.

Open Source Software

This website has been built using Open Source software, including Linux Debian, Apache, PHP, MySQL, Webmin, Winscp, Putty Notepad++, WordPress and the Advanced Custom Fields plugin, as well as licensed Microsoft products. Our thanks go to all those in the Open Source Community who have made this website possible.

Following the spirit of the Open Source movement, the PHP scripts used in this project will be made freely available upon request.

Personal Data Protection

This website can be used without the need for registration and no personal information about users is requested by the PHP scripts and none is retained in “Cookies”, except for that required to identify the sole administrator. Consequently we need neither a Privacy Policy nor a Cookie Policy statement specific to this site.

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External Links

The Henley Probate Group and Henley-on-Thames Archaeological and Historical Group
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