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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 2:54 PM
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  1. Irish wills in National Probate Calendar

    (This question has arisen, but not been answered, in another thread about the de Montmorency family: see this post in particular.) Post-1858 wills proved in Ireland are sometimes listed in the (English and Welsh) National Probate Calendar, with some comment about the value of the estate or...

    Started by Coromandel‎, 11-11-2012 7:04 PM
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  2. Strange!! Probate

    Hi, I have just found a Probate on Ancestry and it says that Probate was granted to Lloyds Bank Ltd, what does this mean?? Is it because they owed money to the bank or was it because they had no heirs to inherit?? Probate was granted in 1958. Any help or ideas much appreciated.

    Started by lauraathawes‎, 20-09-2013 9:29 PM
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  3. Soldiers' Wills

    There was an article in the Telegraph this morning about the new website featuring soldiers' wills. The beta site can be searched at https://probatesearch.service.gov.uk/

    Started by Sue Mackay‎, 29-08-2013 4:05 PM
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  4. Death duties 19th century

    have googled on this but no luck so hope someone here may suggest where I can look. The death duty register for a will in 1838 shows value of the estate as less than 100. However in the same year the testator had an insurance policy on a building for 500. household goods etc 200 and...

    Started by Ed McKie‎, 17-08-2013 2:51 PM
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  5. Will but no burial?

    While researching some wills I came across the following ... Under appendix A of baps/burials 1653 -1723 (BHS publication) is a list of people.. *Wills of Banbury inhabitants for whom no entry occurs in the burial registers* Will 1718 - POTTER Daniel, innholder of the Corporation of Banbury....

    Started by chopendoz‎, 17-06-2013 4:07 AM
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  6. Letter of Administration on Navy Service Rec

    Hello, I am researching my great great grandfather George Horatio Weeks 1844 - 1903 - i have his navy service record which says there is a letter of administration granted to a person. after his death. I can't work out what this means did he die without a will? Did the RN administer the...

    Started by benanne‎, 03-05-2013 1:30 AM
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  7. The deposition of Samuel finney

    Another one almost got it but I am struggling with a few words here is my effort The Deposition of Samuel Finney 1753 The deposition of the witnesses produced upon an allogation (?) bearing date the 23rd day of June 1752 and this original will of Samuel Gallimore late of Ellastone in the...

    Started by Zen Rabbit‎, 21-03-2013 1:51 PM
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  8. inventory of Jonathan Finney nearly there

    I have most of it but there are a few words I am struggling with (what is a Bood?) this is what I have so far and the inventory is below A true and perfect inventory of all the goods cattels and chattels of Jonathan Finney of Wootton in the parish of Ellaston and county of Stafford. Husbandman...

    Started by Zen Rabbit‎, 20-03-2013 12:21 PM
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  9. What Happens If?

    A scenario for the early 1900's. A couple marry and have three children. Husband dies. Does his wife need his Will/Probate to inherit? Then wife dies leaving three 'minor' children. Who inherits? If there is no Will will there be Probate? Audrey

    Started by AudreyF‎, 17-03-2013 3:35 PM
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  10. Can anyone read this letter?

    Here is a letter to do with claims to the Stanton estates in Walsall it is legible in parts but I am really struggling with it. My rough translation is as follows: Mrs Mary or Sarah Stanton var St Thos square (obscure) street Hackeny She resided at no 18 in the (Pouthey?) before hon 1788...

    Started by Zen Rabbit‎, 27-12-2012 6:27 PM
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  11. Will: Having Trouble Reading Name

    I have a will from the 17th century. I can read all the names, but one, the maker of the will's (Elizabeth Squire) brother-in-law Phillip ?, gent I have a name I hope it is, but I'm not 100% convinced (and I'm biased) Can anyone give me an unbiased idea of what last name this is (it's on the...

    Started by t@nya‎, 05-03-2013 3:16 AM
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  12. Will of a person died in Edinburgh 1964

    I have the probate entry for the deceased from Ancestry which tells me that although the person died in Edinburgh the probate was registered in London.As this is 1964 is it possible to get a copy of the Will in question and how would I go about it? Thanks to anyone who can advise...:) Linda

    Started by lindarhead‎, 01-03-2013 6:06 PM
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  13. Wills & Probate Lookup Please.

    Name: James Pressdee Death: 1919 - Liverpool, Lancashire, England James was buried in Toxteth Park, Liverpool, Lancashire on 03 Jun 1919 Thanks in advance. Terry

    Started by terrysfamily‎, 08-04-2012 7:45 AM
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  14. Thrippleton Probate look up please

    Anc**try has England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966 Wills & Probate Name: Caroline Thrippleton Death: 1935 Should be Yorkshire

    Started by terrysfamily‎, 05-01-2013 10:41 PM
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  15. Died in 1974 - was there a Will?

    How do I find out whether someone left a Will in 1974? Everything I've looked at only seems to go up to the '60s. If she died without writing a Will, what happened next? (This lady never married, and didn't live near the rest of her family.) I can't even find a newspaper report of her death. ...

    Started by fullscott‎, 04-01-2013 10:59 PM
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  16. No record of a will in Probate Calendar

    I am trying to locate evidence of a will for either 1 or both persons who died in 1949 and 1950 respectively. I am aware of the 'existence' of such a document for the death in 1950 and I am interested as to whom Probate was granted. There is no record of such a document in the National Probate...

    Started by Colin Rowledge‎, 18-12-2012 3:11 PM
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  17. Wills High Holborn

    I am trying to get a will for someone who died in 1997. I only know the date and place of birth. Is it worth me going to High Holborn to try and find a copy of a will. If it is possible, can anyone tell me the quickest way of getting it. The web site is not very clear. With thanks ELMA

    Started by Elma‎, 05-12-2012 10:43 AM
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  18. Probate look up please

    Enoch Girdham Drayton in the Wills & Probate section of Anc***ry 1906 Enoch was killed in a mining accident in which his neck was broken. It took him 2 days to die. Thanks in advance Terry

    Started by terrysfamily‎, 02-04-2012 7:50 PM
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  19. Unhappy Probate look up

    Could someone do a couple of probate look ups for me? Due to a software problem the computer in the Brsitol Probate Office has been down for a week and a half now and no one knows when it will be back up and running. Deaths I would like to check if there is a corresponding Probate entry for...

    Started by rootsleuth‎, 02-11-2012 11:10 AM
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  20. Will

    Hi, what does it mean when a will is resworn? I have a relative's will which at the time of her death May 1881 her effects were valued at 185 pounds, this is then resworn in March 1883 to 816 pounds.

    Started by NZTracey‎, 12-10-2012 11:07 PM
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