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reference numbers to order cert please

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Gins Report 2 Aug 2013 07:14

Here is the probate record for him:

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

Name:John Frederick Dunn of: 20 Church Ave, Harrogate

Probate Date:4 Mar 1941

Death Date:11 Dec 1940 The General Hospital, Harrogate

Death Place:Harrogate, North Yorkshire, England


Probate to: Elsie May Dunn (spinster) £969 15s

You can send for a copy of the Will using the link below. Cost £6.00


mgnv Report 2 Aug 2013 05:02

Even if you don't have an Ancestry sub, you can search on Ancestry and, by clicking on the shopping basket, see the ref details of the order Ancestry will place for you. It doesn't give all the details on the GRO index - specifically, it doesn't give mum's maiden surname, spouses's surname, age at death. Also, having Ancestry place the order for you will more than double the cost to you.

With the year and quarter, you could search for the actual image thru 1983 on FreeBMD, even if it's not yet transcribed - the view images link on FreeBMD's home page leads to a klunky interface, but it eventually gets you the image.


InspectorGreenPen Report 1 Aug 2013 11:56

For those who are not aware, FreeBmd automatically adds the wildcard * to the end of whatever you enter under first names.

Thus Jo searches as if you had entered Jo* - so you get John, Joseph, John William etc

John F searches as if you had entered John F* - so you get John Faulkner, John Frederick, John Francis, John F etc

The other thing I have noticed (using the OP example) is that after about 1911, only the initial of second names appears in the GRO index.

All of this is a good reason to always enter less rather than more. If you get too many results then you can always narrow the search down.


Pam Report 1 Aug 2013 08:07

The reason you didn't find it was because you probably put the full name in. John F Dunn found it but John Frederick didn't.


leesle Report 31 Jul 2013 19:46

It is indeed and many many thanks for answering


George_of_Westbury Report 31 Jul 2013 19:44

Is this him

From freebmd

Deaths Dec 1940 (>99%)

Dunn John F 74 Knaresbro' 9a 344 Scan available - click to view

From FMP

Civil registration event: Death

View the original image
Name:DUNN, John F

Registration district: [?]Knaresborough


Year of registration:1940

Quarter of registration:Oct-Nov-Dec

Age at death:74

Volume no:9A

Page no:344



leesle Report 31 Jul 2013 19:28

Hi, im not on ancestry and this death isnt on freenbmd but I would like to order the cert if anyone can spare me a few mins to get the reference details, please.
John frederick dunn died dec 1940 yorkshire knaresborough age 74.
Many thanks to all.