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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. 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 6:59 PM
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  2. 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 6:00 AM
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  3. 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 8:14 PM
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  4. 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 9:50 PM
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  5. 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, 18-09-2012 12:00 AM
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    19-09-2012, 9:31 AM Go to last post
  6. 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 6:10 PM
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  7. 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 7:19 AM
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  8. 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 8:30 PM
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  9. 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 10:27 AM
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  10. 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 9:03 PM
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  11. 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 12:58 PM
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  12. 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 2:31 AM
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  13. 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 6:17 PM
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  14. 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 3:17 AM
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  15. 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 8:57 PM
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  16. 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 9:39 AM
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  17. 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 11:29 PM
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  18. 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 11:44 AM
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  19. 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 6:43 PM
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  20. 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 9:43 PM
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