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Joshua Longhurst

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Roger

Roger Report 30 Nov 2012 02:52

He died 1903 at Buxted England.Did he leave a will and if so where would I find a
copy?
Thank you
Roger.

Penny

Penny Report 30 Nov 2012 06:59

nothing showing on ancestry - which is one of the 'usual' places to look'

Reggie

Reggie Report 30 Nov 2012 09:51

He could have left a Will which didn't go to Probate, in which case, there will be no record of it

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 30 Nov 2012 10:33

Sussex Wills - Contents
Transcript of Sussex Wills: by R. Garraway Rice, F.S.A & edited by Walter H. Godfrey ... Buxted : 248: Catsfield : 254: Chailey : 255: Chalvington : 260: Chichester Cathedral : 262
sussexrecordsociety.org/?bwills1.asp?an=&ap= - Cached

Sussex Wills by Reference No. - RootsWeb.com Home Page
SSX0001: TURNER, Fulham : Donnington: 30 Apr 1812 22 Jun 1812: PRO - prob11/1534: Yes: SSX0002: FULHAM, Edward : Buxted: Gentleman: 2 Nov 1768 7 Jan 1769: PRO ...
www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~engsurry/?ssx.htm

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 30 Nov 2012 10:35

The National Archives | Access to Archives
... out-county, but including settlements and wills relating to the whole estate). In 1939, at the request of Lord Portman, the deeds relating to the parish of Buxted (PN 1 ...
www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/A2A/?records.aspx?cat=179-ams... - Cached

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 30 Nov 2012 10:35

The National Archives | Access to Archives
... out-county, but including settlements and wills relating to the whole estate). In 1939, at the request of Lord Portman, the deeds relating to the parish of Buxted (PN 1 ...
www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/A2A/?records.aspx?cat=179-ams... - Cached

lancashireAnn

lancashireAnn Report 30 Nov 2012 11:12

Have you got the death certificate to be sure you have the right one please?

you say he died in Buxted in 1903. This is the only death registered but it is the wrong registration district. Buxted is in Uckfield reg district

Deaths Mar 1903 (>99%)
Longhurst Joshua 63 Tunbridge 2a 473

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 30 Nov 2012 13:09

if you know the date and place someone died you can apply for a copy of the will - not just a relative's will, anyone's will

Roger

Roger Report 30 Nov 2012 19:10

Thank you Penny, Reggie, AnnCardiff, lancashireAnn for your most helpful and prompt replies.
To you AnnCardiff a thank you for your number of replies.
Kind regards to all and best wishes for the coming festive season.
Roger.

Reggie

Reggie Report 30 Nov 2012 22:14

No point in applying for a copy of a Will which isn't in the public domain.....that would be £6.00 down the drain.

Roger

Roger Report 1 Dec 2012 01:29

Reggie,
Thank you for that advice.
Living in NZ as I do I am reluctant to take chances and as you have said waste
money.It can be an expensive exercise
Kind regards
Roger.