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Forum: Wills

  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Will beneficiaries data base?

    Just curious whether there is a database, as I couldn't see one on a web search. Although the pcc wills are now readily available, the benaficiaries are not indexed, as I just tested Ancestry with the benaficiary Richard Hopper SHREWSBURY (son of Abraham & Ann nee WESTON bap. 19 November 1788 at...

    Started by Wilkes_ml‎, 24-03-2014 11:18 AM
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  2. Question Sticky Thread Sticky: Idiots Guide To Wills??

    Does anyone know a good website with an 'idiots guide' to researching wills? I've never done much with them before (only looked at those for g-parents which were kept in the family). But now work has moved to central London |banghead| so popping in to the place in Holborn seems a more realistic...

    Started by Chipp'n'Dale‎, 20-11-2009 2:54 PM
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  1. Will and Decree

    I have the Will of Philip Tanswell, of Brisol, who died in November 1819. It was proved at London on 27th September 1820. I have found in the Bristol Mercury dated 28 February 1835 the following notice - "Pursuant to a Decree of the High Court of Chancery made in a Cause “Tanswell v Williams”...

    Started by Mary C‎, 04-10-2008 7:30 AM
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  2. William Garrett - Winchester Cathederal

    Dear BG Members, I am seeking final confirmation that William Garrett was my Great Great Grandfather. I am almost certain of this, given that the Rev. William Whitehall Garrett my Great Grandfather received a scholarship to Oxford University (and is referred to the 1st son of William Garrett in...

    Started by Richard Miller‎, 02-11-2008 12:31 AM
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  3. Question LS

    Most, if not all, will transcripts that I have from the the ecclesiastical courts have testator's name where their signature would be in the original followed by the letters LS then signed and sealed by .... What exactly are the letters LS an abbreviation for please? I've been meaning to ask the...

    Started by Colin Moretti‎, 21-10-2008 8:37 PM
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  4. Death duty registers

    Is anyone expert with these ? i found an entry on the index for my 3xgg grandfather Balthasar Dietz in 1854 with the reference Vol 1 Folio 439. The LDS Catalogue has two films for 1854 of the actual registers. Surnames A-J (v.1) Folio nos 1-300 Surnames K-Z (vol2)folio nos 301-591. I...

    Started by Ed McKie‎, 20-10-2008 3:07 AM
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  5. Latin Wills which require translation

    Dear All, I have two wills one of Phillip Oriel of 1678 and one Henry Oriel of 1713 both written in latin. Can anyone advise where I might get them translated into english and any costs involved? Being concerned with welsh genealogy, where in the main P.R.'s only start mid 18th century they...

    Started by Orielbenfro‎, 13-10-2008 10:50 PM
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  6. Copy of a recent will...

    I have requested a copy of a relatives will w ho died recently. I am curious to see how things panned out and send#t my request for £5.00 to HMCS in Leeds West Yorkshire. I received a letter saying that a "Standing search" of the deceased was in place for the next 6 months. I have the option ot...

    Started by simon123simon‎, 06-08-2008 1:37 PM
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  7. What can I 'assume' from these wills?

    I've got the wills of my 4xgreat grandmother and her brother. His will was proved 9th July 1828 and left (from what I can decipher) most of the money to his sister. Her will was proved on 22nd May 1835. She is described as 'wife of Thomas'. She leaves everything to her 3 children, but...

    Started by Jane_Adams‎, 29-09-2008 8:43 PM
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  8. Post What might this say? Can you fill in the blanks?

    here is the will for Captain William Parker, 1793. http://i222.photobucket.com/albums/dd132/ohmymy40/captparker1.jpg This is page 1 of 2 and page 2 really doesn't say much more except for it gives the guardianship of his 2 children, Charles William and Mary Elizabeth to his uncle Reverend...

    Started by bwarnerok‎, 25-09-2008 7:47 PM
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    Hi there, Living here in WA. Australia it is hard to know where to start to look and find ALEXANDER ELLIOT'S will . ALEXANDER died in 1944, I don't know where although he lived in Consett, Durahm for many years. I did find the death of an Alexander Elliot who died in Chalsea in 1944 . The...

    Started by patriciab_1‎, 13-09-2008 11:46 AM
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  10. How do I find out whether someone has made a will?

    Apologies if this question has been asked previously. I have never had occasion to search for a will before, so have no idea where to start, or what to do. I'm wondering whether my 3xg-grandfather, Charles Newton, who died in 1915, would have left a will, as he and one of his sons had a cork...

    Started by Tinker‎, 22-03-2008 3:35 PM
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    The first page of his Will is included on a page of a document I have obtained from the NA. If anyone is interested in its contents, please let me know.

    Started by pipsqueak‎, 07-09-2008 2:49 PM
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  12. WILLIAM CARLEY, Swanscombe, Kent

    If anyone has any interest in this man, the Proving of his will is on the same document as a will I have obtained from the NA. I will let you know what it says if you are interested.

    Started by pipsqueak‎, 07-09-2008 2:37 PM
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  13. Unhappy Disappointment!

    I had sent off to York for a copy of my gg grandfather's will which I knew existed as it was mentioned in a Death Duty Register with the name of the executor etc. I received a letter back today saying they were unable to find the will and searched from 1893 to 1896 (he died in 1893). I was very...

    Started by caliope‎, 18-06-2008 1:45 AM
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  14. York Peculiars Look-up Request

    I was wondering if sks with access to Origins could take a look to see if there is a will for Thomas SNOWDEN/SNOWDON Thomas died 27 Dec 1852 at Thirlwall, Haltwhistle, Northumberland. However he owned property in Carlisle, hence the thought that the will might be lodged at the Borthwick...

    Started by suedent‎, 18-07-2008 5:26 PM
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  15. Talking Idiots guide to wills

    I am just about to dip my toe into the world of wills! I have been reading with interest a lot of the posts and most people seem to have a small amount of knowledge before they start. As for me...I have none! Basically I suspect my G Grandparents had a bit of dosh. They have a very large burial...

    Started by JacquiA‎, 12-02-2008 9:12 PM
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  16. Question Probate Search Query

    I am about to order a will from The Probate Registry, York for the first time and as a newbee I have a query about this. Whilst reading the info. sheet it said that documents prior to the early 1930s will be copies of manuscript or typescript record copies and not facsimile copies of the original...

    Started by Titanicfan‎, 12-07-2008 10:50 PM
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  17. Just a ?........................................

    Where on line can I order a full will, Thanks siamese

    Started by siamesewillow‎, 14-07-2008 11:20 AM
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  18. Free Probate Lookups Offered

    I'm hoping to go to the Probate Registry at First Avenue House on Wednesday 4 June and should have some spare time for few lookups in the National Probate Calendar. This applies to post 1858 wills and administrations in England & Wales. Please provide full name, locality and date of death (the...

    Started by Peter Goodey‎, 02-06-2008 3:09 PM
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  19. Understanding the Probate of Thomas Jacka 1796

    Thomas Jacka is my 5 x great grandfather, so I was very excited when I found the listing of his will in the A2A archives. But now I realise locating the will is one thing but understanding is entirely another. If any one can shed any light on the context and meaning of the will that would be...

    Started by Kerbent‎, 07-11-2007 1:00 PM
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  20. Got the Will but no way to read it!

    For the small price of £3.50, the PRO kindly sent me, in PDF form, the Will of my 3xgrt.grandfather. Unfortunately, although it's in English, it runs to 3 (and a bit) A4 pages and, despite increasing the zoom to 200%, I still can't make out more than the odd sentence. Please - I need help. ...

    Started by Fidgetsmum‎, 17-05-2008 9:57 PM
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