This section contains several wills which are a very useful source for family historians. Not only can you obtain reliable facts about family relationships, but you can also gain an insight into personal relationships, and sometimes you will get clues about an ancestor's personality. There are two main types of probate record: the Will itself and the grants of Probate or Administration. Each will has a grant of probate associated with it which confirms that the will has been properly executed. Where there is no will, or the named executor is unable or unwilling to carry out their duties, then a grant of administration can normally be obtained by the next of kin.