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Find George Washington's Will

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Ian Report 13 Dec 2012 14:53

George was born 1849 in Littleport, Cambridgeshire, married Mary Ann Britton and died in 1925 in Ely Cambridgeshire.
He was gg-grandfather of my wife, who insists there had been money in that branch of the family. In the 1911 census George was listed ab owner-farmer. Can anyone help to find the truth of this claim? ;-)


Margee Report 13 Dec 2012 15:00

England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966
about George Washington Name: George Washington
Probate Date: 26 Jan 1926
Death Date: 21 Mar 1925
Death Place: Cambridgeshire, England
Registry: Peterborough

Of City Road, Littleport, Cambridgeshire. Probate to George William Washington, farmer. Effects 782 pounds, 19 shillings, 3 pence.

Edit: This one is a widower on the 1911 census with sons George W. and James H. and daughter Dora. Address is City Road.


Margee Report 13 Dec 2012 15:05


England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966
about George Joseph Washington Name: George Joseph Washington
Probate Date: 1 May 1924
Death Date: 5 Feb 1924
Death Place: Cambridgeshire, England
Registry: London, England

Of Victoria Street, Littleport, Cambridgeshire. Probate to George Joseph Washington, wheelwright , Joseph William Washington and Bert Washington, farmers. Effects 1667 pounds, 12 shillings, 9 pence.

Edit: This one on the 1911 census has a wife Charlotte, married 39 years. Address Victoria St., Littleport.

Chris Ho :)

Chris Ho :) Report 13 Dec 2012 15:14

Relationship:son of
Father forenames:William
Fathers occupation:lab
Mother forenames:Ann
Birth Day:
Birth Month:
Birth Year:
Record source:Cambridgeshire Baptisms

Chris :)

Forenames:George William
Relationship:son of
Father forenames:George
Fathers occupation:lab
Mother forenames:Mary Ann
Birth Day:15
Birth Month:Sep
Birth Year:1886


AnnCardiff Report 13 Dec 2012 15:35

for sale on ebay

Bloomsbury 15 Jun 2006
A Terrier of all the Lande both arable and pasture late of mr Washington: lying in Litlington in the County of Cambridge now in the occupaton of Richard Adame, manuscript, 5pp., folds, slightly browned, stitched, dorse on verso "For mr flyer in King's Colledge", 380 x 195mm., 19th November 1673; and another, receipt by Ralph Flyer, 21st June 1673, v.s. (2
THE RIGHT HONORABLE GEORGE EARL OF WINCHILSEA ... both arable and pasture late of mr Washington ... ANTIQUE PAPER DEED Littleport Cambridgeshire BATTEY 1710 ... - Cached


Reggie Report 13 Dec 2012 18:21

Only one forename recorded when he married

Marriages Dec 1885 (>99%)
Britton Mary Ann Ely 3b 1183
Washington George Ely 3b 1183

And when he died

Deaths Mar 1925 (>99%)
Washington George 76 Ely 3b 660


Reggie Report 13 Dec 2012 18:23

Info about his children's names would have been useful, Ian...............

1901 England Census about George Washington
Name: George Washington
Age: 52
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1849
Relation: Head
Spouse's Name: Mary A Washington
Gender: Male
Where born: Littleport, Cambridgeshire, England
Civil parish: Littleport
Ecclesiastical parish: St George
Town: Littleport
County/Island: Cambridgeshire
Country: England

Registration district: Ely
Sub-registration district: Littleport
ED, institution, or vessel: 4
Neighbors: View others on page
Household schedule number: 152
Piece: 1547
Folio: 56
Page Number: 23
Household Members:
Name Age
George Washington 52
Mary A Washington 45
George W Washington 14
James H Washington 12
Dora E A Washington 7


Margee Report 13 Dec 2012 18:27

So, evidentally the first probate that I posted but died Littleport.


Reggie Report 13 Dec 2012 18:40

That's what I thought Margee...........Littleport is in ELY district, which is presumably what Ian meant, as I doubt he has the death cert.................


Reggie Report 15 Dec 2012 10:06

I wonder where Ian is???????


Ian Report 15 Dec 2012 10:57

Thanks to all who replied, have only just had chance to get on site. Margee looks very helpful: George was widiwed