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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. Inheritance laws and second marriage

    Normally the under the laws of primogeniture the eldest son would be the heir apparent. I have a deed dated 1582 where the daughter of a second marriage is named as "heir apparent" of her father, but I am pretty sure there were sons by a first marriage. It is possible that this property was part...

    Started by Simon P-G‎, 16-06-2019 12:54 AM
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  2. Will of John Wiseman of Great Canfield 1558.

    I have just downloaded the will of John Wiseman of Great Canfield, who died in 1558, from the National Archives. I am interested in how he disposed of his estate, particularly ex monastic land in Leicestershire. The will is eight pages long, and is rather difficult to decipher. Has any one...

    Started by rjwiseman‎, 23-10-2018 10:27 AM
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    Does anyone have access to the following, such that they could tell me if there is anything of genealogical substance in the file? I had done a search for it on Scotlands People years ago, but hadn't had the opportunity to examine the contents. If it does contain something worthwhile, please let...

    Started by History_Hunter‎, 12-04-2019 7:21 PM
    charles, murison, wills
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  4. Died 1862 - Probate 1904

    Abraham Seaman died 18th April 1862. I have the death certificate which confirms his home address and matches a record in the Wills & Probate Calendar in 1904. Although the name is Abraham Seamans this has been a common 'mistake'. The date of death and home address match so it is definitely my...

    Started by AudreyF‎, 19-09-2018 9:52 AM
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  5. Administration of estate

    Henry Sellwood died 26/3/1883 and Administration of estate was granted to "Sarah Sellwood Widow of the relict", personal estate was £280 3/3. On 25/6/1900, Administration was granted to "Joseph Samuel Sellwood" (the son) effects £200. "Former grant May 1883". I would have expected to see...

    Started by toggle‎, 30-07-2018 7:07 AM
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  6. 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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  7. Smile Will for Mary Wells, widow of Robert Wells

    I have a transcribed "will" for Mary Wells, widow of Robert Wells of Steventon, Berkshire, England. The "will" was filed April 22, 1665 & probated Feb 1, 1667. Mary is also referred to as a Relicte of Robert Wells, meaning that she was a wife/widow of husband who didn't remarry after his death. My...

    Started by DouglasWFisher‎, 21-02-2018 10:53 PM
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  8. 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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  9. ‘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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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