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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 9:18 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. Question A bit confused about finding a will ...

    ... I've been reading the latest threads and have read the information on probate that Finbar has posted but am still confused. A few years ago I wrote to the York address given in that information and was lucky enough to find the will that I was after. Now I'm wanting to search for two more...

    Started by Jan65‎, 25-01-2009 8:10 PM
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    11-02-2009, 9:53 PM Go to last post
  2. Copies of Wills

    Does anyone know if any organisation has the indexes for Wills online as yet. I want to search for some wills, but can't travel to London to look them up. I am in the Lancashire area so if they are not online anywhere is there somewhere in the say Manchester area that I could see listings or...

    Started by raineshoe‎, 07-02-2009 4:41 PM
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  3. Value of a £25 pa legacy in 1911

    Hiya |wave|, this is probably a difficult one to answer, but I obtained a copy of a Will lately which specified a legacy of £25 per year for a housemaid. Does anyone know how far £25 would have gone in 1911? What it would have been relative to an average salary for a housemaid in London? ...

    Started by Feen‎, 01-02-2009 12:48 AM
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  4. Trusts and wills - a question

    I wonder whether someone may be able to help with a question regarding WILLS and TRUSTS. In 1861 a petition came before Chancery concerning ‘the distribution of a fund paid into court under the Trustee Relief Act’. The fund in question was given ‘by the will of the testator, Thomas Page, unto...

    Started by yelkcub‎, 04-02-2009 9:25 PM
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  5. 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 1:10 PM
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  6. 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, 02-02-2009 11:01 PM
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  7. 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 5:57 PM
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  8. 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 3:15 PM
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  9. 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 11:15 AM
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  10. 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, 02-01-2009 11:43 PM
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  11. Looking for info on wills etc.

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

    Started by Norma Hudson‎, 30-12-2008 3:03 PM
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  12. 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 10:21 AM
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  13. 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 7:49 PM
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  14. 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 8:28 AM
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  15. 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 9:03 PM
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  16. 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 9:36 PM
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  17. 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 1:17 PM
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  18. 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 5:30 AM
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  19. 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 10:31 PM
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  20. 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 6:37 PM
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    23-10-2008, 8:55 AM Go to last post

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