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Kathleen Curtis born 10 June 1912
« on: Sunday 02 September 18 11:16 BST (UK) »
Hi there RootsChatters

My laptop is exuding steam clouds at present as I search in vain for death details for Kathleen.

She was a daughter of Charles Joseph Curtis (1866-1940) and his wife Elizabeth Black (1880-1969) born on 10 June 1912 in Swanage, Dorset, and the last address I have for her is 18 Oxford Road, Abingdon, Berkshire from 1950.

After her father's death, she and her mother crossed the Atlantic to the USA and Canada for a prolonged vacation.  I can find no record of them returning to the UK but I know her mother died in Stokenham, Kingsbridge, Devon, England in 1969.

I'm hoping that someone has the details I need and that they will be good enough to pass them on to me although I may have mis-posted this search.

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Re: Kathleen Curtis born 10 June 1912
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 02 September 18 11:23 BST (UK) »
Have you found a will for her mother? That might tell you whether Kathleen was still alive in 1969 and could give an address.


https://probatesearch.service.gov.uk/Calendar?surname=Curtis&yearOfDeath=1970&page=2#calendar

Elizabeth died 28th December 1969 and left 3727
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Re: Kathleen Curtis born 10 June 1912
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 02 September 18 11:54 BST (UK) »
Hi Groom

I have the Probate for her mother, thanks, but it doesn't help any.  There's no mention of Kathleen or her brother William Kenneth (1911-2007) in it either.

By today's prices, Elizabeth left quite a bit of "lolly" anything between 48,080 to 135,200 depending on what value you look for.

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Re: Kathleen Curtis born 10 June 1912
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 02 September 18 11:59 BST (UK) »
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I have the Probate for her mother, thanks, but it doesn't help any.  There's no mention of Kathleen or her brother William Kenneth (1911-2007) either.

Have you got the actual will, not just the probate?
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Re: Kathleen Curtis born 10 June 1912
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 02 September 18 12:01 BST (UK) »
Hi Groom

Just the Probate

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Re: Kathleen Curtis born 10 June 1912
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 02 September 18 12:35 BST (UK) »
The probate won't tell you anything, just who applied for it, which may have been a solicitor. You need the will which you can get for 10 from that site, it's usually ready to download in about 5 days.
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Re: Kathleen Curtis born 10 June 1912
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 02 September 18 18:07 BST (UK) »
Hi Groom

Looks as if I may have to "bite the bullet" and shell out for this to get settlement.  She isn't a direct descendant though but related through a multitude of marriages.

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Aye mair questions than answers in a world where the past was a different place - that cannae be revisited!

Family surnames being researched ...
Crawford, Neilson, Lindsay, Reekie, Davidson
Drummond, Laing, Pearson, Tulloch ... will do for starters but there's a whole lot more!

Census information Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk