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Will of Wm White, Syston, Leics. died 1837
« on: Thursday 09 February 17 16:32 GMT (UK) »
I am trying to view the will of Wm White of Syston, Leics. who died Jan 1837 in Syston.  I have been able to view several Leicestershire wills on Find My Past but not this one (there is one for a Wm White of Market Harborough 1837, but this is not the one I want).  It is listed in the Index to Death Duty Registers Transcription so I know it existed.
Does anyone know if it is likely to be held at the Leicestershire record office?  If so, I would be very grateful if someone could look for it next time they are there and just make a note of the most important info for me.
Thank you so much in advance, for any info you can give me.

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Re: Will of Wm White, Syston, Leics. died 1837
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 09 February 17 17:56 GMT (UK) »
It's on anc--try.Very long, basic facts. Prerogative Court of Canterbury (PCC Wills )
It went to a higher court as he had more than average wealth.
 
William White of Syston, Maltster.

Lots of land including the malt office to my friend George Sheffield of Syston, Miller.
200 to Sarah Baker who resides with me plus land and a tenement (my notes probably a daughter of his Aunt Hannah Baker)
+Children of his Aunt Hannah Baker
Thomas 150,George 150, Dorothy 100, Hannah, 70, John 50, Elizabeth 50, Mary 50.
William Moore son of my Aunt Mary Moore.
Thomas Underwood of Gadsby grandson of my Uncle John Underwood
Hannah Sketchley daughter of Mary Larson wife of Thomas Larson a daughter of my Aunt Ann Pollard. (my notes I take this to mean Mary Larson is the daughter of Ann Pollard, but you know the family)
Hannah Squires wife of Thomas Squires granddaughter of my Aunt Ann Pollard
Mary Porter wife of Thomas Porter a grand daughter of my Aunt Ann Pollard.
Servant John Widdowson and John Underwood otherwise Widdowson natural child of his servant John Widdowson
Executors
Edward Rodgers, Joseph Sheffield, and George Sheffield
Probated 30 March 1837.

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Re: Will of Wm White, Syston, Leics. died 1837
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 09 February 17 19:26 GMT (UK) »
Thank you so much for your quick response.  I am researching the Baker family and Wm White's bequests were referred to in both Sarah Baker and John Baker's wills, that's why I wanted to trace it. You are right, Sarah was a daughter of his aunt Hannah.  John Baker is my ggg g'dad.
I haven't done any work on the White family yet.
I wonder why he left different amounts to the Baker siblings.
Once again, thank you very much for your help.