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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. Yet another probate lookup Please

    Sorry, I'm going through a stage that is probates and wills at the moment. Could I ask for a lookup on Anc***ry England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966 Wills & Probate Name: Jane Drayton Death: 1894

    Started by terrysfamily‎, 31-08-2012 7:30 PM
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  2. Probate lookups please

    Would someone please give me the information on these 3 peoples probates found on An***try Mark Frederick Carr 1885 Yorkshire Ida Drayton 1929 Yorkshire Thomas Drayton 1931 Yorkshire Thanks in advance Terry

    Started by terrysfamily‎, 26-07-2012 9:27 AM
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  3. Probate lookup please

    Could i ask if someone can find, Alonzo Branson died dec 1910. Much appreciate any help.Thankyou in advance.

    Started by squirrelnut‎, 25-08-2012 8:03 PM
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  4. Could I have a couple of Probate lookups plea

    Anc***ry England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966 Name: Reverend Uriah Butters Death: 1899 Name: William Butters Death: 1887 Thanks in advance

    Started by terrysfamily‎, 18-08-2012 11:58 AM
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  5. Bit of an unusual request

    Could any of our American cousins on the Forum tell me how we in Britain can access a will proved in the US? This seems to be the opposite problem to our Americans friends asking how to obtain wills from England, but I have found myself in exactly this position. I would dearly love to get my...

    Started by MythicalMarian‎, 24-07-2012 1:31 AM
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  6. William Hollins wills

    Back on the will trail again. Two will seperated by 4 years (actually on is an admin inventory) but I think that they my refer to the same man. So if any one fancies a shot here goes....

    Started by Zen Rabbit‎, 10-07-2012 5:17 PM
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  7. A term from the Probate Register.

    I have a phrase from the "National Probate Calendar of Wills and Administrations" that probate was granted to one of the Executors. The phrase is "Probate being granted under certain Limitations". This was granted to the father of the deceased. At the time of her death, she was married and...

    Started by Colin Rowledge‎, 09-07-2012 2:17 AM
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  8. Wills

    Can you find out who the money was left to in a Will for someone who died in 1954 Sue

    Started by Tabby‎, 01-07-2012 7:57 PM
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  9. Post Re John Lewis of Newbridge

    Can SKS assist with a lookup for John Lewis of "FRON HAUL" Main Rd, Newbridge , South Wales ........Died 1 Jan 1935. Thanks in Advance Cheers Pat Rossiter Australia.

    Started by Aber1929‎, 19-06-2012 8:39 AM
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  10. Probate lookup Please

    Found on An***try England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966 Name: George Samuel Watkins Death: 1963

    Started by terrysfamily‎, 11-06-2012 10:29 PM
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  11. London Probate Service Developments

    This blog entry may be of interest... http:// researchlondon.info/uncategorized/london-probate-user-meeting-30-may-2012 Alas we'll never see the 1 hour service again and the future of the searchroom doesn't look that good. See also the post "Probate Calendars to be Online Soon".

    Started by Peter Goodey‎, 04-06-2012 10:44 AM
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  12. National Probate Calendar 1858-1966 online

    The National Probate Calendar is now searchable and browsable on Ancestry (index and images). Search > Tax, Criminal, Land & Wills > England & Wales, National Probate Calendar You can also access it from View All New Records, or from the Card Catalogue. This is effectively the national...

    Started by Kerrywood‎, 10-08-2010 5:43 PM
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  13. English and Irish will?

    I have a copy of the will for Russell Chapman (late Lieutenant Colonel of the Third Battalion of His Majesty's Royal American Regiment of Foot), dated from 1770 and sourced from TNA Documents Online 'Prerogative Court of Canterbury Wills'. Chapman was buried at Saffron Walden, Essex on 14 Aug 1770...

    Started by lizone‎, 05-03-2012 8:43 PM
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  14. Looking Staffordshire wills

    Hi, I've found on a website mention of two wills and would like very much to obtain copies of them however I've checked on the National Archive-documents online, Staffordshire County Council online cat' and a well known site without any luck. the details of the peoples are: John Cotgreaves...

    Started by apowell‎, 12-05-2012 9:37 PM
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  15. Gender

    Hi, I have a quick question, I would like to know what 'U' stands for under gender in a list of wills for people I have just been searching for. Many Thanks, David :frown2:

    Started by GloucsYeates‎, 10-05-2012 6:34 PM
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  16. Post-1858 wills by post - how long?

    Anyone know how long it's taking to get a copy of a post-1858 will at the moment, using the postal service from the Leeds Probate Registry? I ordered one on 28 January, and the cheque went through my account on 6 February - 10 weeks tomorrow. The Probate Service website says they aim to deal...

    Started by arthurk‎, 15-04-2012 4:10 PM
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  17. STEPHEN CHERRINGTON d. 1826, Crowland

    Last night I purchased a copy of the lengthy will of Stephen Cherrington of Crowland, Lincolnshire. In it he named many members of the Cherrington family (except the one I am descended from) and bequeathed countless acres of land in and around Crowland to them all. I am still trying to...

    Started by pipsqueak‎, 07-09-2008 1:32 PM
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  18. Missing Will or Intestate?

    Hi, I have been trying to find a will for a Thomas Meyricke of Ludlow and London who appears to have died between 1798 and 1813. He was executor and beneficiary of his brother Edward's will in 1798 ( as well as his father Robert's in 1756 and his brother John's in 1785) but he is not mentioned...

    Started by cam15a‎, 03-04-2012 7:31 AM
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  19. Will of 1789

    Through some miracle searching, I found the existence of a will that I have been searching tirelessly for. It seemed for a while that Thomas Wickens really wanted to keep me away from his will! :D Having all of the details concerning this will (year, county, ref, series, ID, etc.), I set off for...

    Started by rwickins‎, 12-02-2009 5:55 PM
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  20. Granting of Administration

    In his book on the Great Synagogue Cecil Roth writes ... "The exact date of Aaron Hart's death is not on record. He was alive when Moses Hart made his will on April 2nd, 1756, but on August 13th of the same year administration of his estate was granted to his grand-daughter, Billah Moses”. ...

    Started by DBCoup‎, 29-02-2012 7:31 PM
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