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From: "David Finnigan" <>
Subject: RE: [SFHG] re wills post 1858
Date: Tue, 8 Feb 2005 19:50:27 +1100
In-Reply-To: <20050126183855.91465.qmail@web25105.mail.ukl.yahoo.com>


Sorry this is a while coming but I couldn't find the web address.

Index to Death Duty Registers 1706 to 1883 is at:

http://www.nationalarchivist.com/archives.cfm.

They are progressively working towards 1903 - about two years every month.
So I guess another year to completion.

Regards, David Finnigan
Exceedingly hot in Sydney at 38C today

Phone: +61 (2) 9940-3540
FAX: +61 (2) 9940-4350
Mobile: 0412 243 881

www.finnigan.com.au

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-----Original Message-----
From: Jeremy Stroud [mailto:]
Sent: Thursday, 27 January 2005 5:39 AM
To:
Subject: [SFHG] re wills post 1858

It's about a year since I last looked for wills post-1858 (so the info might
be
out of date):
The Pricipal Probate registry will conduct a search for you for about 5
pounds
each item searching for a few years either side of dates given etc. The
charge
is for whether the search is sucessful or not. I understood that you can
write,
email or telephone the details, but you will need to send a cheque by post I
believe. They are helpful.

The alternative is to visit the National Archives at Kew (former PRO Kew) -
where there are indexes on microfiche, from which a further microfiche no
can
be obtained & an abstract of the will viewed. I found the info on the
abstract
was often sufficient & in some cases the same as the will from the PPR. the
search is somewhat laborious if you want to browse through several years,
but
relatively easy & fast once you've located some you're intersting in.
However,
this is only of use for those who can easily get to Kew.

Note also that probate doesn't have to be just a few months after death, it
could be a few years later, or in the case of Admons even many years later.

Hope this helps add to previous info on SFHG website.

Regards, Jeremy Stroud, Amsterdam, SFHG #9722.





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