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Chrissie2394

Chrissie2394 Report 6 Jan 2013 21:36

Thank you Ozibird for your quick reply.

I wasn't aware that that would have delayed probate being granted as I've never come across this before. I'll have to order a copy of the papers to see if that was the case.

Chris

Ozibird

Ozibird Report 6 Jan 2013 21:34

Perhaps everything went to the daughter, but the wife could use some part of his estate until her death. So therefore wasn't granted until after the wife's death.

Ozi

Chrissie2394

Chrissie2394 Report 6 Jan 2013 21:30

Hi all,

What could have been possible reasons for probate being granted a long time after someone had died.

In my tree I have someone who died on 13th Dec 1912, probate granted on 7th june 1929 to his daughter. I was surprised it was granted to his daughter as his wife didn't die until 19th March 1929, probate granted on 11th June 1929.

Could some kind soul please explain why that might have been the case.

Chris