Volume 1a. has been deliberately destroyed some time previous to its transmission to the Lord Register's Department, the pages having been cut out about an inch from the binding, so that only a small part of the Testaments now remains, in many cases only the rubric. The names of many of these Testaments are now lost, and of others only fragments remain. These, as far as it has been found possible to recover them, have been included in an Appendix at the end of the General Index.
In addition to the above volumes there are three bundles of unrecorded Testaments covering the period from 1680 to 1822, and a portfolio of Scroll Testaments for the years 1652 to 1653. These relating to the period before 1800 have been included in this Index, and are indicated by T. and S. T.