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  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 2:54 PM
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  1. where is it

    Hi On my great grandad6 will it said he came from,Campions in the parish of Epping in the County of Essex.Does anyone know where this is.Many thanks Lee.

    Started by feeder 1‎, 02-02-2009 2:10 PM
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  2. Probate of the Will and codicil

    Is there any way I can find out whether the wishes of my great grannie were carried out? I have the above in my possession and she lists her sons in it but it is only just before Christmas last year, that we found this will amongst my late Mum's effects and we noticed that there was a 3rd son...

    Started by allyj50‎, 03-02-2009 12:01 AM
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  3. findinga will

    I am trying to find a will of Marian hay died Newington walworth 1862 please can you help death record number Oct 1d.191

    Started by june payne‎, 22-01-2009 6:57 PM
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  4. Will Mystery

    I have my great grandfather's Will dated 6th November, 1911. It shows Gross value of Estate £1,461. 16s 6d. Net value of Personal Estate £104.17s Does anyone have any ideas please as to the difference between the two figures? Does the answer lie in the word 'Personal'. Could the missing...

    Started by coseley‎, 18-01-2009 4:15 PM
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  5. Secretary Hand Ancient and Modern

    Anybody reading old wills and having trouble deciphering them this might help,I found this site to-day and they have the Secretary Hand fonts used in early wills,free download. Hugh. Secretary Hand Ancient and Modern http://www.fonts101.com/

    Started by Hugh Thompson‎, 16-01-2009 12:15 PM
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  6. wills? any list

    HOW DO YOU FIND OUT IF A RELATIVE LEFT A WILL OR NOT .Are there any list online for such things? He died in August 1929 in SHOREDITCH ,LONDON. He had his own busines and was a master cabinet maker. Judging by his photo he was doing OK for himself. He was the father of 5 of my gran's children...

    Started by DONNAMCKENZIE‎, 03-01-2009 12:43 AM
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  7. Looking for info on wills etc.

    Can anyone explain what an Administration Bond, inventory, wrapper is? Norma

    Started by Norma Hudson‎, 30-12-2008 4:03 PM
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  8. Principal Probate Registry Index search

    Hi I was wondering if anyone could help I need a search of the probate records to see if I can find a missing ancestor I am looking for a will of William Gosling who was a farmer and who died after 1868 and had a son called James, or a search on James Gosling a Wherryman who died in Winlaton Durham...

    Started by genewizard‎, 26-11-2008 11:21 AM
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  9. Help do I PERSUE Male or Female Wills

    Whenever I've written to the York Probate in persuit of a will, I've always been ordering the male's will. It never occured to me to persue the female's will. Several times, nothing has showed searching for the male will. In history, were women restricted to making wills or have they always been...

    Started by Eviand‎, 22-11-2008 8:49 PM
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  10. help with translation of will

    Hello all, I have recently been asked, by a distant family member, to help decipher a will from the 1600's. I can follow some of it but am no expert on writings that are so old. I am hoping that some kind person out there could assist me in making the will understandable. Thank you Karen

    Started by karenf‎, 28-11-2008 9:28 AM
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  11. Calendar of Wills, Hampshire

    Which would be the nearest Probate Registry Office closest to Alton, Hampshire - would it be Ipswish or London First Avenue House? As I can't go in person I would like to view the calendar of wills for 1968/69 in order to obtain a copy of the Will. It would have been a simple will without...

    Started by v.wells‎, 25-11-2008 10:03 PM
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  12. Getting a copy of a will

    Hello, some time this week (when its not raining !), I'm intending going to get a copy of a will. The probate registry is very near where I work and so I could go in my dinner hour. Does anyone know if it is OK to just turn up in person ? Does anyone know what I do when I get there ? I'm...

    Started by Barnzzz‎, 16-11-2008 10:36 PM
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  13. Sentence of John Churchill, Corton, Dorset

    I have a potential gateway ancestor in John Churchill of Corton & decided to look for wills to see if I close the gap between the two families of Churchill in Corton. A search of the wills on NA Documentsonline has turned up a document refered to as "Sentence of John Churchehill or Churchill of...

    Started by Ffortune‎, 15-11-2008 2:17 PM
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  14. 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 6:30 AM
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  15. 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, 01-11-2008 11:31 PM
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  16. 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 7:37 PM
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  17. 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 2:07 AM
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  18. 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 9:50 PM
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  19. 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 12:37 PM
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  20. 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 7:43 PM
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