Colonial Wills, 1733-1778

This series consists of wills probated in the Colony of Georgia. There are thirty-two wills from the Trustee period, 1733-1753. After Georgia became a royal colony in 1754, the governor acted as Ordinary or appointed an official to carry out such duties. The Ordinary probated wills and administered estates by appointing executors, provided instructions to administrators for the inventory and appraisal of an estate, and appointed guardians for minor children. These documents are the copies submitted to the Ordinary for transcription into volumes as the official record copies. The series includes wills in French and in German, some of which include English translations.

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