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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. Help transcribing 1591 will please

    I have what I think is the will (and/or possibly the admin) of George Dansey of Somerby, Leicestershire (dated 1591) that I am really struggling to transcribe. After many hours of trying to assemble an alphabet based on the script, it remains sketchy. In addition the will is in Latin, which I am...

    Started by DLPublic‎, 19-02-2015 11:24 AM
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  2. 41 million wills available to search online

    Press release from UK government https://www.gov.uk/government/news/41-million-wills-available-to-search-online-for-the-first-time Searchable database of wills available online you still have to apply for a copy of the Will but it will save having to travel or pay for a researcher to find out if...

    Started by Neil Wilson‎, 27-12-2014 9:38 AM
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  3. "By Decree"

    In the National Probate Calendar probate was granted in 1954 in respect of the splendidly named King Alfred Watts. At the end of the entry it says "By decree dated 22 February 1954". Does anyone understand the significance of "by decree"?

    Started by Peter Goodey‎, 10-01-2015 6:44 PM
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  4. Who inherited Mary Helena Irvine's estate?

    My ancestor, Mary Helena Irvine of St. Annes-on-the-Sea, Lancashire, wrote her will on 15 July 1940. Therein she left her entire estate to her only daughter, Ruth, aged six in 1940. She appointed her husband, David Alexander Irvine, her executor and trustee. In July 1941, both Mary Helena, aged 34,...

    Started by sandgrown‎, 11-12-2014 5:45 PM
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  5. UK FIND A WILL after 1995 ON LINE

    https://www.gov.uk/search-will-probate You can order copies of documents online. They cost 10 each - you can pay by debit or credit card. Downloaded within hours maximum time given is 10 days available for 31 days

    Started by geneius‎, 23-11-2014 11:04 PM
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  6. An odd sort of Will

    I have an ancestor who was in the East India Company in India. I have found, on line, his Will. At least, it seems to be a 'draft' or 'model' of what he was going to make as his Will. It details his name and rank and that he leaves his estate equally to Edward the son of his first wife and to...

    Started by AudreyF‎, 22-11-2014 4:29 PM
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    23-11-2014, 6:53 PM Go to last post
  7. Re-swearing of a Will

    Why might a Will have to be re-sworn? I have found, in the National Probate Calendar, that the Will of Robert Swanton MASTERS 1840-1880, of Glastonbury, was first sworn on 25 November 1880. His effects were 'under 500'. His sole executrix was his older sister Elizabeth MASTERS, c1833-1910. ...

    Started by thewideeyedowl‎, 03-03-2014 4:40 PM
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  8. How would 'the widow' inherit?

    A long standing brickwall for me is Bertha Fleming and her 'husband' Charles. They were not married and Charles appears with her in electoral rolls in London as Charles Fleming or Charles Ernest Hawkins. He was a Hawkins but used the surname Fleming frequently. Charles is said (unreliable...

    Started by AudreyF‎, 13-11-2014 10:46 AM
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  9. Will written 1728 with codecil dated 1708?

    :helpsmilie:I am hoping that someone can clear up the following mystery for me. William Gambold died in 13 Sept 1728 and in his will he made his wife, Elizabeth, and youngest son, George, the executors. At the foot of the will, under his signature and in very different handwriting there is a...

    Started by Megan Roberts‎, 18-10-2014 7:35 PM
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  10. Anyone In London

    Is there anyone in or going to the royal courts of justice in london who can look up a probate index for me for a 1970s death please? Pm me

    Started by Empirestate‎, 11-07-2014 7:42 PM
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  11. Lookup please of Lancashire Wills

    Hi! Could someone please do a lookup for me? Would be greatly appreciated :) Here's the details of my 5 x great grandfather Joseph CLEGG; Name: Clegg, Joseph Dates: Feb 1824 Place: Little Hulton, Cheshire, England Book: Marton Marriages. Addenda Et Corrigenda. (Marriage)

    Started by tgwilkinson‎, 01-06-2014 2:41 AM
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  12. Probate query

    I have from the National Archives a will written 22 Nov 1778 by a William Gambold, purser of HMS Superb who died in Madras 2 April 1780. It says that it was proved in London 9 May 1781 and that the Executors were a James Bowen and a Benjamin Millingchamp (his brother in law). I have since...

    Started by Megan Roberts‎, 18-04-2014 2:39 PM
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  13. Letters of Administration

    How often do Letters of Administration contain more information than that contained within the Probate Index? I have at least 6 or 7 ancestors who had Administrations granted and don't really want to pay for a copy of each one if there is no additional information, but I guess I won't know...

    Started by Wilkes_ml‎, 13-04-2014 5:27 PM
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  14. Will transcriptions online

    I came across this site this morning: www willtranscriptions co uk and I would like to thank the person who set it up but my computer won't let me.

    Started by Wiganexile‎, 01-09-2011 8:52 AM
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  15. Value of Estate in the Will

    I have, over the years, purchased several Wills and always found them interesting and enlightening in terms of identifying a daughter's married name, 'lost' grandchildren, addresses and all sorts of speculation as to why something was left to someone. But, I don't understand the value of the...

    Started by AudreyF‎, 14-03-2014 7:38 PM
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  16. Will translation help for Will dated 1824

    Hi, I am hoping there is someone out there who can help me with translating one sentence of the above dated Will. I have transcribed the rest, but am really struggling to find the words that would make a little sense. 'situate at Peckham Rye in the County of Surrey unto my said wife Mary...

    Started by MacGregor‎, 13-03-2014 5:54 PM
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  17. c1936 copy of will?

    I have a Joseph Zouche Cahill, former mayor of Poplar, born 26 Mar 1850, Clogheen, County Tipperary, Ireland, and died 26 May 1936, Kent, England. In my notes: 1936: Cahill, Joseph Zouche, 51 Leyland Road, Lee, Kent, died 26 May 1936, Probate London, 17 July to Emma Sophia spinster. Effects...

    Started by VictoriaB‎, 27-02-2014 8:59 AM
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  18. Order of beneficiaries in a will

    I am trying to sort out a family that lived in Suffolk in the 16th cent. Thomas Munning, twice married, with about 10 children died in 1557. In a published pedigree the birth order of his children is: Humphrey, Margaret, Christian, Elizabeth, Bridget, George, Nicholas (died as an infant) Thomas...

    Started by Bowkerfan‎, 12-01-2014 10:48 PM
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  19. PCC Wills

    For those with subscriptions to Ancestry, or who have access via their local library, be aware that original images of PCC Wills are now available with an index.

    Started by Sue Mackay‎, 11-01-2014 7:03 PM
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  20. Heir hunters 1950s style

    I have just been reviewing my records on an inheritance worthy of Heir Hunters, but I did not write it down properly and I cannot find the information again. Can anyone help? Edward Liddle Blamire died destitute on 4th March 1928 in Montreal, Quebec According to what I can understand of what I...

    Started by annabel‎, 31-12-2013 9:15 PM
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