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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 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. Middleditch Will Index

    Hi Whilst at the FRC a couple of years ago I was searching for a will for my Middleditch line. As I lived a good train journey away from London and just in case I needed to look up another name, I listed the detail of ALL of those found. I had the assistance of my daughter! Therefore I have a...

    Started by SueP‎, 11-06-2008 1:20 PM
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  2. Wills on gov.uk

    Please excuse me if I am way behind knowing this and every one else is aware but for those that are not the Wills are searchable and orderable on https://probatesearch.service.gov.uk/#wills It is a great service and there are images of the probates. I had not seen it before. MrsP

    Started by MrsPoppy‎, 25-11-2017 2:47 PM
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  3. ‘My boy Thomas’ in Jane Lussher’s will 1552

    In 1552 Jane Lussher, widow of Thomas Lussher left legacies in her will to her grandson Nycholas Lussher - "my nevye", notably hangings, bedstead, bolster, coverlets, etc. To her son Wylliam - a gylt salt without a cover, plus bedstead, featherbed, blankets, linen and and hangings in her...

    Started by Mycon‎, 25-06-2017 9:40 AM
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    12-11-2017, 3:42 PM Go to last post
  4. Index of Wills & Administrations

    Have I got this right ? If I find a name in this index and it says "Administration to ..... Mrs Bloggs ..... effects £X.." then there is no will, and there is only a will if the word "Probate" occurs ? If I accidentally ordered and paid for a will where no will exists would I be refunded my...

    Started by wimsey‎, 08-11-2017 8:55 AM
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  5. Real Estate

    Does anyone know when did the value of land and property start to be included in the valuation of estates in England and Wales? I have seen a number of valuations done of people's goods etc. down to their clothing, and even when I know they own a property in the early 1800s this does not seem to...

    Started by Megan Roberts‎, 24-08-2017 8:17 AM
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    25-08-2017, 11:26 AM Go to last post
  6. London Probate Index 1750-1858 question

    An entry in this index might possibly help to solve the mystery of my x3 great-grandfather, (Charles) Richard Rogers. He was baptised simply "Richard" in 1780, but is referred to in a couple of later records as "Charles Richard". I have him as "Richard" on his second son John's baptism on...

    Started by davyr‎, 21-04-2017 2:36 PM
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  7. Meaning of "gentleman"

    If someone is described in the probate calendar as "gentleman" (no other occupation given), does that have any formal meaning, or is it simply how the family described him? The person I'm looking at was a retired corn dealer.

    Started by essbee‎, 20-01-2017 2:39 AM
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  8. Senior moment

    I have in the past ordered old "Wills" on line but I'm having a senior moment and for the life of me cannot remember how I did it. Yesterday on Ancestry a new hint appeared form the England & Wales National Probate Calendar, for my Granddad George Frederick Godfree who died 3-May-1977, and I would...

    Started by gardenpest29‎, 26-09-2016 2:58 PM
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  9. In Plain English

    Is there someone out there with a bit of experience/legal training who would be prepared to put a Will in to plain English so I can be clear what might have been going on in rather complicated domestic/financial arrangements? I have been researching various people who built and owned the house...

    Started by AudreyF‎, 21-07-2016 7:16 AM
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  10. Probate

    This might be a legal question. I have located my great great grandfather Josiah Bunn born in 1848. There is a probate record that states he died in 1923 but probate wasn't awarded until 1937. Is this right? I thought probate would be given shortly after death

    Started by Debbiexx‎, 10-05-2016 7:55 PM
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  11. Administration Bonds.

    I know what probate is but i've come across document for relative of my husbands named Matthew Lattimer. It says 28 January 1843 administration bond, penal sum £2,000; Mathew LATTIMER, grocer of Nenthead in the parish of Alston in the county of Cumberland. Died 2 June 1839. Can anyone tell me what...

    Started by Susan Kitchen‎, 27-03-2016 11:13 AM
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  12. Help Reading a Will

    I'm having a hard time reading the will of John Sargood. I've made out some parts but certain words and even whole sections continue to elude me. Would really appreciate any assistance. There are five pages but I don't want to push my luck so I've uploaded the first two. Sargood Will Page 1...

    Started by olliecat‎, 15-11-2010 10:21 PM
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  13. Probate query

    On 6 July 1738 Elinor Morris was granted probate of the Will of David Gambold. The Will, which is many pages long, provided that she was the executrix until William Gambold reached 18. At that stage he was about 12 years old. In 1778 a note was added to the margin of the will turning...

    Started by Megan Roberts‎, 14-03-2016 3:52 PM
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  14. Scottish Will 2011

    I've had no problem with downloading Wills in England but I understand its different in Scotland. Has anyone got the address I can write to for a copy of a Will for a person who passed away in 2011. I would also like to know the cost and whether a copy death certificate would be required. Many...

    Started by WK1937‎, 18-11-2015 11:19 AM
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  15. I need to know meaning of the word 'chaltels'

    Hello I have received a descendants Will it is 3 very long pages of beautiful tiny writing. I am re typing it for my records and for my family to read. My descendant was a furniture dealer and estate agent and died in 1892 I would like to know what the word ' chaltels' means? this is the...

    Started by Aussie Shep‎, 16-06-2011 5:22 AM
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  16. Help With Another Name in Will

    Okay, this will is dated 1638, and I'm trying to positively identify the surname of the person's sister, brother-in-law, and niece. It looks like "Bumplin" to me, but I haven't been very little about this surname: at FindMyPast I was about to find a grand total of one baptism dating to 1877, and...

    Started by t@nya‎, 04-11-2015 2:12 AM
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  17. "Missing" Probates

    I've been poking about the National Probate Calendar and I'm a little puzzled. Specifically I've been looking at some men who died in the 1920s, 1930s era but I've not found corresponding probate entries within say 5 years of their deaths. I'm working on the assumption that a) probate would have...

    Started by DiggingGently‎, 01-11-2015 10:57 AM
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  18. unable to find MOLLOY will or admin

    Maybe I'm looking in the wrong place! My ancestors first husband Francis Porter MOLLOY (aka William Holmes Porter MOLLOY) inherited his uncle & aunt's house Stanhope House, East Street, {Old} Kent Road, Saint George Southwark in 1833 on the death of his Aunt Ann MOLLOY nee CRAGGS - her husband...

    Started by Wilkes_ml‎, 19-10-2015 9:34 AM
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  19. Probate and Widows

    Does it follow that when "Fred Smith" dies and his entry in the Register shows the effects going to "Ethel Smith, Widow", that Ethel is his widow, or could she be his mother? Peter

    Started by peter nicholl‎, 10-09-2015 5:40 PM
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  20. About ordering post-1858 wills

    Does anyone know, when you order a post-1858 will from the Probate Service, will they post it abroad or only within the UK? The 'help' pages on gov.uk are silent on this point. It also took me ages to find that the GRO will send BMD certificates worldwide for no extra cost, I found that buried...

    Started by JackieC‎, 27-04-2015 10:36 AM
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    27-04-2015, 1:26 PM Go to last post

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