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Index of Willis - Death in 1864, Fyfield
« on: Thursday 22 June 17 21:31 BST (UK) »
Hello:

I don't believe I've asked this question before (I've been researching for many years).  ;)

An ancestor is shown in the Index of Wills and Administrations - she died in 1864 and according to the paragraph under her name "The Will...was proved at the Principal Registry...". 

Is there somewhere that I may order her will, please?  Thank you in advance for any suggestions, Lisa
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Re: Index of Willis - Death in 1864, Fyfield
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 22 June 17 21:45 BST (UK) »
Have you look to see if the will is here?

https://www.gov.uk/search-will-probate

If so you can order it to be downloaded.
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Re: Index of Willis - Death in 1864, Fyfield
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 22 June 17 21:59 BST (UK) »
She is mentioned on the site you suggested.  I haven't quite figured out how to order it, but I've only just started reading.  ;)

Thank you very much for your help, groom.

Actually, I now have one other question, please?  Would you or anyone else know what could be contained in a will from that time, please?  My ancestor (her son) was in Canada by 1864, her husband passed away a few years prior, and I know a bit about her other children - perhaps there might be a chance that her siblings might be mentioned?

Thank you again, groom - I probably would not have stumbled upon the site on my own.  ;)
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Re: Index of Willis - Death in 1864, Fyfield
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 22 June 17 22:02 BST (UK) »
Can you tell me her name so I can see what it says on the site?
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Re: Index of Willis - Death in 1864, Fyfield
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 22 June 17 22:06 BST (UK) »
Martha Mumford, died January 10, 1864.  She lived/worked at the Queen's Head Inn in Fyfield.

Thank you so much.
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Re: Index of Willis - Death in 1864, Fyfield
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 22 June 17 22:13 BST (UK) »
groom - I did find a thread about the Mumford family.   :-[  It was from 2013 and a link was mentioned at that time but I never ordered the will.
http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=640956.0

Before posting this thread, I did search to see if I had asked before, but I only searched for Index of Wills, not for Martha Mumford.

I apologize for asking again.
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Re: Index of Willis - Death in 1864, Fyfield
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 22 June 17 22:17 BST (UK) »
Looking at that site, she did make a will, but it is really pot luck how much information it contains. Unless she left anything to her siblings I doubt if they will be mentioned.
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Re: Index of Willis - Death in 1864, Fyfield
« Reply #7 on: Thursday 22 June 17 22:28 BST (UK) »
Thank you very much for your time and for looking.  I will search the site to see if I can find any other ancestors - if so, I will order Martha's will.  I possibly may anyway, just to have it. 

As well as now writing down the site you mentioned so I have it for future reference, my previous post contains information that I had forgotten, including a connection between William Mumford (Martha's son) and Charles Bretton.  A James Mumford (not my ancestor) and a Charles Bretton were supposedly "witnesses" (they arrived on the scene after the police were called) to a murder in England.  I will try to research this connection a bit more.

Thank you so much, groom.



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Re: Index of Willis - Death in 1864, Fyfield
« Reply #8 on: Friday 23 June 17 08:09 BST (UK) »
According to the Fyfield Registers (St Nicholas) Martha Mumford was buried 11 January 1864 age 66