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The contents of this volume are similar to the one above, but
there almost no testamentary entries at all, possibly because
such entries were deliberately omitted when the volume was
transcribed. The dates are roughly January 1651 to March 1658.

Provincial Court Record Liber S, p. 1-1144, 1157-1158 (pages are
incorrectly numbered, but there appear to be no breaks in the
text except at the end). Mar. 25, 1658-Jan. 28, 1662[3]. This
volume is not generally considered one of the Proprietary
Records, but since it contains similar material and is obviously
in continuation of Liber B, it has been included here. Probate
entries are found only in the first part of the book, dating from
March to August, 1658 with two or three entries dated later.
In August 1658, a separate series was established for recording
such entries. (See Testamentary Proceedings 1B).


Beginning in 1658, the proceedings of the Secretary in probate
matters and the proceedings of the Prerogative Court were entered
in the series called Testamentary Proceedings. As it is now con-
stituted, the series dates from 1657 to 1777. It will be seen in the
list below that Testamentary Proceedings 1A, 1637, contains a va-
riety of material and is similar to the Proprietary Records. But
the rest of the volumes are devoted exclusively to testamentary
matters. The earlier volumes were general record books and in-
cluded wills, inventories and accounts, as well as the proceedings
of the Court. In 1674, a separate volume was used for recording
inventories and accounts and in 1676, the wills were likewise separ-
ated. The series is composed of volumes 1 to 47 running in chrono-
logical order.

Testamentary Proceedings 1, composed of the following small vol-
umes which were bound together by the. Commissioners of 1716:
1A, Liber P. C. or No. 2, p. 1-12, contains records similar
to those in the Proprietary Records above, including land
records, cattle marks, 2 wills, 1 inventory and miscellaneous
testamentary entries, dates are erratic, but apparently all
the entries were made in 1657.

1B, is made up of two small volumes which as early as 1687
had been combined into a single volume called "No. 3". The
original volumes were as follows:


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