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From: "Nivard Ovington" <>
Subject: Re: [LON] 1891 Probate records
Date: Fri, 18 Jul 2008 14:00:54 +0100
Re wills 1858 to date for the whole of England and Wales.
To see if there was a will you need to check the calendar of wills which as
far as I am aware are not available online (yet) they are available at
Probate Offices and I am told certain major libraries, as that may not help
you, I believe the LDS have them also?
However the easiest way is to send to :-
Select Forms and Guidance (top left menu)
Under work type, select Probate
This will show a list of forms, Pa1S is the application for a probate
search. The second page has some instructions, cost, method of payment etc.
If you send a letter to the address on the form, with cheque for five
pounds giving the name, place of death, date of death as near as you know
it, they will search and supply copies, request copies of grant and will.
(the non returnable fee includes a four year search)
I do not think they take payment except cheque or postal order (UK) or
International Money order in Sterling (from outside UK)
As far as I am aware there is no facility for ordering online or by e mail.
There is a project inhand to put the Probate indexes online but that will
be some time before its available.
(source Probate Office)
Best wishes Nivard Ovington, in Cornwall (UK)
> Hi List
> I have a copy of the notice to creditors from The London Gazette for
> a Will proved in the Principal Registry of the Probate Division of
> Her Majesty's High Court of Justice on 5th day of August 1891 for
> William Laird Macgregor. I would like to know where I can obtain a
> copy of his Will as my searches so far have led to brickwalls.
> With thanks
> Wendy Bloy
> (Pietermaritzburg, South Africa)
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