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Offline Mary Crane

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Sheffield Wills
« on: Sunday 10 December 17 10:28 GMT (UK) »
I have just discovered my father died in Sheffield in 1986 but does not appear to have had any next of kin at that time as a non-relative was the 'Informant'.  He had been estranged from the family for many years.

I cannot find any marriage in Sheffield for him or any child born at the relevant time (1952 onwards) and was wondering if he actually left a Will which might provide some further information or if there was no Will, possibly Letters of Administration.

I have his address at the time of his death.

Can anyone tell me how I might find this information.
DEVON: Davey,Simmons,Pow,Vile,Judd
SOMERSET: Tyte, Millard
BRISTOL: Withers, Taylor, Tanswell, Crane, Newick
ALMONDSBURY, Withers, Gastrell
GLOS:  Heiron, Holbrow, Harmer, Shillam
LONDON:  Shaw, Vickers
IRELAND/BRISTOL: Gaugharty (and other versions)
YORKSHIRE:  Scothron/Scothorne

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Re: Sheffield Wills
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 10 December 17 10:33 GMT (UK) »
Have you tried the probate index
https://probatesearch.service.gov.uk/#wills
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Re: Sheffield Wills
« Reply #2 on: Monday 11 December 17 00:37 GMT (UK) »
Thanks Rosie - I did try this but no luck.  I don't imagine he had much in the way to leave.  I'm not sure what the procedure is in the UK if someone dies without a Will.  Does someone have to apply for Letters of Administration (or whatever)? 
DEVON: Davey,Simmons,Pow,Vile,Judd
SOMERSET: Tyte, Millard
BRISTOL: Withers, Taylor, Tanswell, Crane, Newick
ALMONDSBURY, Withers, Gastrell
GLOS:  Heiron, Holbrow, Harmer, Shillam
LONDON:  Shaw, Vickers
IRELAND/BRISTOL: Gaugharty (and other versions)
YORKSHIRE:  Scothron/Scothorne

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Re: Sheffield Wills
« Reply #3 on: Monday 11 December 17 07:31 GMT (UK) »
Yes they would have to apply for letters of administration but the entry would still appear on the probate index.  It would then show as Admin. against the entry
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Re: Sheffield Wills
« Reply #4 on: Monday 11 December 17 08:53 GMT (UK) »
Thank You - I will have another look
DEVON: Davey,Simmons,Pow,Vile,Judd
SOMERSET: Tyte, Millard
BRISTOL: Withers, Taylor, Tanswell, Crane, Newick
ALMONDSBURY, Withers, Gastrell
GLOS:  Heiron, Holbrow, Harmer, Shillam
LONDON:  Shaw, Vickers
IRELAND/BRISTOL: Gaugharty (and other versions)
YORKSHIRE:  Scothron/Scothorne

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Re: Sheffield Wills
« Reply #5 on: Monday 11 December 17 09:03 GMT (UK) »
Still no luck I'm afraid.  I guess he probably had only a few personal effects that were disposed of by the person who was the Informant of his death - no relation. 

DEVON: Davey,Simmons,Pow,Vile,Judd
SOMERSET: Tyte, Millard
BRISTOL: Withers, Taylor, Tanswell, Crane, Newick
ALMONDSBURY, Withers, Gastrell
GLOS:  Heiron, Holbrow, Harmer, Shillam
LONDON:  Shaw, Vickers
IRELAND/BRISTOL: Gaugharty (and other versions)
YORKSHIRE:  Scothron/Scothorne

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Re: Sheffield Wills
« Reply #6 on: Monday 11 December 17 09:57 GMT (UK) »
I suppose that is quite likely  :'(

Was the address he died at a hospital or somewhere else that you may be able to check the occupants on electoral registers for around that time
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Re: Sheffield Wills
« Reply #7 on: Monday 11 December 17 10:23 GMT (UK) »
He died at what was presumably his home (Coningsbury House, Sandygate Grove, Sheffield). I think this was a rented apartment.  The 'Informant' was a Ronald Peck of Crimicar Lane Sheffield.  As far as I can find out, Ronald Peck had been a Headmaster at a local school.  As he was about the same age as my father born 1913 (my father was born in 1910) he has since died.

I have no idea if these two men were friends or just acquaintances, or what.  I have tried Electoral Rolls but no luck.  I will try again though - might get lucky the second time.

DEVON: Davey,Simmons,Pow,Vile,Judd
SOMERSET: Tyte, Millard
BRISTOL: Withers, Taylor, Tanswell, Crane, Newick
ALMONDSBURY, Withers, Gastrell
GLOS:  Heiron, Holbrow, Harmer, Shillam
LONDON:  Shaw, Vickers
IRELAND/BRISTOL: Gaugharty (and other versions)
YORKSHIRE:  Scothron/Scothorne

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Re: Sheffield Wills
« Reply #8 on: Monday 11 December 17 10:58 GMT (UK) »
Those apartments look as though they may have been quite new at that time  (I put the address into G*gle)  Hope you have some luck with electoral registers
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