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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. 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 1:37 PM
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  2. 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 12:45 AM
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  3. 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 4:26 PM
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  4. 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 8:12 PM
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  5. 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 9:50 PM
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  6. Just a ?........................................

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

    Started by siamesewillow‎, 14-07-2008 10:20 AM
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    14-07-2008, 10:27 AM Go to last post
  7. 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 2:09 PM
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  8. 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 12:00 PM
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  9. 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 8:57 PM
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  10. Question Value of Estate

    From an ancestor's will I received, a daughter of the deceased received an annuity of 50 British pounds from the estate. The will is dated 1847. Can anyone advise as to whether this was a large amount or what this might possibly be equivalent to in today's terms? The other daughter of the deceased...

    Started by caliope‎, 15-05-2008 3:18 PM
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  11. Question Calender of Wills

    Hello all, I'm hoping someone may be able to advise what the following information is stating. I'm not sure whether the information is a register showing that a person made up a will or whether the actual will exists somewhere. I've typed it exactly as it was written. Somerset-Calender of...

    Started by caliope‎, 10-05-2008 3:03 AM
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  12. Letters of Tuition

    Can some kind expert - and I know we have a wealth on here - please explain to me, once and for all, in idiot-proof language, just what these strange 'probate' records are. I have trailed the internet only to be told that they guarantee education etc. of a minor. All well and good, but why were...

    Started by MythicalMarian‎, 06-04-2008 10:57 PM
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  13. Strange thing in inventory

    Could any of our experts shed any light at all on what was meant by 'A Bull Segge' - the value of which was 2 15s 1d? I swear this is what it says. It is in an inventory from 1655. I'm fine with the rest of the livestock - but this eludes me. Googling only brings up more inventories with...

    Started by MythicalMarian‎, 16-04-2008 4:26 PM
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    Started by elizabethjones1‎, 29-03-2008 4:37 PM
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  15. Solicitor Genealogy 1979 Style.

    For some time I have had in my possession a family tree put together by a solicitor in 1979. A distant member of the family died intestate, and a fairly substantial tree was put together by a solicitors, to apportion his estate according to intestacy rules. Now this raises some interesting...

    Started by Alan Welsford‎, 20-03-2008 8:13 PM
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  16. Surnames: UMPHELBY & VESIE & WARD

    I recently purchased a will via TNA and in my purchase I got two more wills attached. One for Fanny UMPHELBY of Surrey dated 19 May 1852. This will mentions sister's Mary Elizabeth and Ann WARD, wife of Robert WARD. One for Elizabeth VESIE. If you have a family connection with these...

    Started by Pandad‎, 14-03-2008 1:15 PM
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  17. Unhappy Help I get Probate instead of Wills

    I have sent for a copy of wills of my ancestors but i end up with the probate instead which does not the information in that much detail. A friend actually had a copy of his ancestors will, had received the probate but then was contacted by a relative and obtained a copy of his relatives which had...

    Started by renwick‎, 01-03-2008 7:09 PM
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  18. Smile How to get a copy of a will

    Hi, I understand you can get a copy of a will, the only stipualtion being the person has to be dead!! Is there any time limit as to how long the person had to have been dead?, and where do you write to, to get a copy please? Also, I am interested in a will of a relative of mine, but have...

    Started by carolp‎, 28-08-2007 10:20 PM
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  19. Death Duties

    Trying to read up a bit on death duties, but can find very little on line. However !!! BBC history on line says 2 August 1894 Death duties are introduced Death duties, the predecessor of the present inheritance tax, were proposed by the Liberal chancellor of the exchequer, Sir William...

    Started by Ed McKie‎, 09-02-2008 7:25 AM
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  20. Where to look for a will

    Hi All, I want to find the will of one of my ancestors who died in 1891 in Gloucestershire. I have been able to locate earlier wills through Gloucester RO - they have an online service for this. However, because this is a later one the service doesn't cover it. I have tried the Archives...

    Started by Bessie‎, 29-01-2008 2:16 PM
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