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UK Probate & Will Search

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Unknown

Unknown Report 22 May 2013 13:31

Please could somebody advise me on how to do a UK Probate & Will Search for the person below:

Roslind Cooper
Birth Date: 2 Jun 1937
Date of Registration: Feb 1989
Age at Death: 51
Registration district: Rochdale
Inferred County: Lancashire
Volume: 39
Page: 378

Thank you

Penny

Penny Report 22 May 2013 14:50

Do you know for a fact she left a will?

http://www.justice.gov.uk/courts/probate/copies-of-grants-wills

Pam

Pam Report 22 May 2013 14:51

Try this website for information.

http://www.justice.gov.uk/courts/probate/family-history

The year you mention is too recent to be online.

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+++DetEcTive+++ Report 23 May 2013 00:16

Go to this link and down load form PA1 S

http://hmctscourtfinder.justice.gov.uk/HMCTS/GetForm.do?court_forms_id=739

It will cost £6. If nothing is found, in the past they haven't bothered to tell you so.

Unknown

Unknown Report 23 May 2013 09:52

Hi All

Thank you for your posts.

Yes, she did leave a Will.

I will take Detectives advice.

Thank you.

Reggie

Reggie Report 23 May 2013 10:58

Did it actually go to Probate?

If it didn't, there will be no record of it

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+++DetEcTive+++ Report 23 May 2013 11:46

Wondered that myself Reggie.

A friend who's father died 1998 sent for a copy of the Will and Probate which never arrived. When this was queried, the suggestion by the Probate Office was that if he and his widow held everything in joint accounts it wouldn't be entered in the Probate Calendar or be sent out if requested.

People who leave a small Estate won't end up on it either - something to do with inheritance tax.

Still - nothing ventured, nothing gained!

Unknown

Unknown Report 24 May 2013 12:13

Hi Reggie & Detective

Thank you for your recent posts.

I'm not sure if it went to Probate.