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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 10:18 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 1:54 PM
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  1. inventory of Jonathan Finney nearly there

    I have most of it but there are a few words I am struggling with (what is a Bood?) this is what I have so far and the inventory is below A true and perfect inventory of all the goods cattels and chattels of Jonathan Finney of Wootton in the parish of Ellaston and county of Stafford. Husbandman...

    Started by Zen Rabbit‎, 20-03-2013 12:21 PM
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  2. What Happens If?

    A scenario for the early 1900's. A couple marry and have three children. Husband dies. Does his wife need his Will/Probate to inherit? Then wife dies leaving three 'minor' children. Who inherits? If there is no Will will there be Probate? Audrey

    Started by AudreyF‎, 17-03-2013 3:35 PM
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  3. Can anyone read this letter?

    Here is a letter to do with claims to the Stanton estates in Walsall it is legible in parts but I am really struggling with it. My rough translation is as follows: Mrs Mary or Sarah Stanton var St Thos square (obscure) street Hackeny She resided at no 18 in the (Pouthey?) before hon 1788...

    Started by Zen Rabbit‎, 27-12-2012 5:27 PM
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  4. Will: Having Trouble Reading Name

    I have a will from the 17th century. I can read all the names, but one, the maker of the will's (Elizabeth Squire) brother-in-law Phillip ?, gent I have a name I hope it is, but I'm not 100% convinced (and I'm biased) Can anyone give me an unbiased idea of what last name this is (it's on the...

    Started by t@nya‎, 05-03-2013 2:16 AM
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  5. Will of a person died in Edinburgh 1964

    I have the probate entry for the deceased from Ancestry which tells me that although the person died in Edinburgh the probate was registered in London.As this is 1964 is it possible to get a copy of the Will in question and how would I go about it? Thanks to anyone who can advise...:) Linda

    Started by lindarhead‎, 01-03-2013 5:06 PM
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  6. Wills & Probate Lookup Please.

    Name: James Pressdee Death: 1919 - Liverpool, Lancashire, England James was buried in Toxteth Park, Liverpool, Lancashire on 03 Jun 1919 Thanks in advance. Terry

    Started by terrysfamily‎, 08-04-2012 7:45 AM
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  7. Thrippleton Probate look up please

    Anc**try has England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966 Wills & Probate Name: Caroline Thrippleton Death: 1935 Should be Yorkshire

    Started by terrysfamily‎, 05-01-2013 9:41 PM
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  8. Died in 1974 - was there a Will?

    How do I find out whether someone left a Will in 1974? Everything I've looked at only seems to go up to the '60s. If she died without writing a Will, what happened next? (This lady never married, and didn't live near the rest of her family.) I can't even find a newspaper report of her death. ...

    Started by fullscott‎, 04-01-2013 9:59 PM
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  9. No record of a will in Probate Calendar

    I am trying to locate evidence of a will for either 1 or both persons who died in 1949 and 1950 respectively. I am aware of the 'existence' of such a document for the death in 1950 and I am interested as to whom Probate was granted. There is no record of such a document in the National Probate...

    Started by Colin Rowledge‎, 18-12-2012 2:11 PM
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  10. Wills High Holborn

    I am trying to get a will for someone who died in 1997. I only know the date and place of birth. Is it worth me going to High Holborn to try and find a copy of a will. If it is possible, can anyone tell me the quickest way of getting it. The web site is not very clear. With thanks ELMA

    Started by Elma‎, 05-12-2012 9:43 AM
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  11. Probate look up please

    Enoch Girdham Drayton in the Wills & Probate section of Anc***ry 1906 Enoch was killed in a mining accident in which his neck was broken. It took him 2 days to die. Thanks in advance Terry

    Started by terrysfamily‎, 02-04-2012 7:50 PM
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  12. Unhappy Probate look up

    Could someone do a couple of probate look ups for me? Due to a software problem the computer in the Brsitol Probate Office has been down for a week and a half now and no one knows when it will be back up and running. Deaths I would like to check if there is a corresponding Probate entry for...

    Started by rootsleuth‎, 02-11-2012 11:10 AM
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  13. Will

    Hi, what does it mean when a will is resworn? I have a relative's will which at the time of her death May 1881 her effects were valued at 185 pounds, this is then resworn in March 1883 to 816 pounds.

    Started by NZTracey‎, 12-10-2012 11:07 PM
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  14. Anybody fancy transcribing a will for me.

    I have a Will for the Reverand William Butters. It's 3 and a half pages long. I have saved it in .jpeg format and would need your email address to send it. I could say that I'm rather busy getting ready to go on a weeks holiday to the canaries on Saturday (can't flippin wait) but, You see, the...

    Started by terrysfamily‎, 10-10-2012 5:59 PM
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  15. Finding an Adminstration

    I found this reference on Ancestry Sir Martin Sandys, knight, Scrooby, Nottinghamshire, 1658 Reference: Index to Administrations in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury (1655 to 1660) Where would I have to look to find the actual document? Thanks.

    Started by t@nya‎, 05-10-2012 5:00 AM
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  16. Help with signatures

    These 2 gents were witnesses to a will. I can make out Samuel and Robert but can't make out their surnames. Help please Terry

    Started by terrysfamily‎, 02-10-2012 7:14 PM
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  17. More probate look-up's please

    If anyone has time on their hands could they please do some look-up's for me? England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966 Wills & Probate James Lewis Drayton Death: 1945 Lucy Drayton Death: 1954

    Started by terrysfamily‎, 23-09-2012 8:50 PM
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  18. Smile My first probate lookup request

    Id be grateful if someone could look up for me details of probate for Mary Moreland Moffat(t) who died March quarter 1942 in Weston(Weston-super-mare). :helpsmilie: Also, does anyone know if there are much earlier probate records available? Im hoping to find info about a Robert Moffat of...

    Started by Squaredancer‎, 17-09-2012 11:00 PM
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  19. Reading old wills

    Not sure whether to put this here or in the 'Reading Old Documents' forum (I could only see 1 thread in there so wondered if it might be more likely to be seen here!). Anyway, I've got 3 wills I'm trying to decipher, all written in pretty much the same sort of script. They're from 1828, 1835...

    Started by Jane_Adams‎, 05-09-2012 5:10 PM
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  20. Trying to find my way around wills

    I'v joined Origons.net and have done a search on Richard Brooks and have come up with a will in Witney dated 1837 Affidavit, 225.58; 252/1/24 but how do i get to see an origonal copy?, looking at oxfordshires heritage site doesnt seem to help much. Sincerely, Stephen Saffin.

    Started by stephensaffin‎, 03-09-2012 6:19 AM
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    04-09-2012, 7:25 PM Go to last post

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