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Joy Kentish Maid

Joy Kentish Maid Report 12 Sep 2012 16:05



SpanishEyes Report 12 Sep 2012 18:02



SylviaInCanada Report 31 Oct 2012 03:58



Jonesey Report 31 Oct 2012 08:57

Sylvia's nudge has reminded me that something in this thread needed updating.

The date range of the Probate Calendar database on Ancestry has been increased and now includes records up to 1966.

England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966

Amongst all the other useful information that a will or even just the probate calendar entry can provide is the name of the wills executor(s) or the person to whom administration was granted. These might be the deceased's wife, husband, their child(ren), the spouse of a child or the deceased's parent(s) or the deceased's sibling(s). That information could confirm that you are following the right path and provide a clue as to whether others associated with the deceased were still around when the deceased died.

Happy hunting.


DazedConfused Report 12 Jan 2013 13:26

nudge nudge

Chris in Sussex

Chris in Sussex Report 31 Jan 2013 12:05

Probate records before 1858...

National Archives Podcast



Dame*Shelly*("\(*o*)/") Report 31 Jan 2013 18:21

nudge as i need to read this later


Renes Report 26 Jun 2013 13:27

Nudging up for my friend