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Offline bevo

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Obtaining copies of wills from 1791
« on: Saturday 25 November 17 17:31 GMT (UK) »

I've been trying to work out how to get a copy of an original will, but can't work out what you have to do.
I've found a will for John Wake, chair maker, of Boston in 1791, in the index.

Is it possible to get a copy?

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Re: Obtaining copies of wills from 1791
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 25 November 17 17:41 GMT (UK) »
I would say Lincolnshire Archives, as the will is prior to 1858.  Perhaps a good idea would be to contact them. 
Transcriptions and NBI are merely finding aids.  They are NOT a substitute for original record entries.
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Re: Obtaining copies of wills from 1791
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 25 November 17 17:52 GMT (UK) »


That's a good idea!  Hadn't thought of that.
Thanks

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Re: Obtaining copies of wills from 1791
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 28 November 17 08:08 GMT (UK) »
Thanks Edward - I couldn't find this on a normal search.