Probate Department Principal Registry of the Family Division
First Avenue House
42-49 High Holborn
London WC1V 6NP
I have collected all the entries in the wills index from the books and microfiche from 1858 - 2006. Wills are great for identifying relatives, even published indexes provide a wealth of information.
The earlier entries give far more information that the later. It was here that I found James Greethead alias Leotard Bosco. This led me to finding him and his wife on the census in 1881 under the names of Leotard and Mary Bosco.
Wills prior to 1858 are found in many places including record offices and the National Archives (TNA) I have copies of all the Greathead (21), Greated (3), Greathed (5), Greatheed (14) wills from TNA. The will for Edward Greathed is 63 pages long. I have further post 1858 copies from other sources Greathead (64), Greated (2), Greathed (5) and Greatheed (3).