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Title: probate records of Ada Harris
Post by: springer5 on Saturday 02 January 16 18:40 GMT (UK)
Good Evening,

Is there a way I can find a will or probate records for Ada S M Harris, who died in Bromley in about 1966 or there abouts.

Thanks in advanve
Title: Re: probate records of Ada Harris
Post by: CaroleW on Saturday 02 January 16 18:43 GMT (UK)
You can search using this link - she died in 1965 by the way

https://probatesearch.service.gov.uk/#wills
Title: Re: probate records of Ada Harris
Post by: CaroleW on Saturday 02 January 16 18:52 GMT (UK)
Ada Susan Matilda Harris – 14 Chalcroft Rd E13 died 23/4 at Grove Pk Hosp.  Probate to William Henry Harris Petrol station managare £1261
Title: Re: probate records of Ada Harris
Post by: springer5 on Saturday 02 January 16 18:58 GMT (UK)
Thanks Carole,

Is there records at all for her husband Henry Robert Harris or her son please?
Title: Re: probate records of Ada Harris
Post by: CaroleW on Saturday 02 January 16 19:11 GMT (UK)
You need to know their years of death and then just use the link above to search for possible probate records.  If you have approximate death years you can use the "next year" facility to search
Title: Re: probate records of Ada Harris
Post by: springer5 on Sunday 03 January 16 14:01 GMT (UK)
Thanks Carole.

I have found the son William Henry died 1985 in Bromley, could you please tell me what it means, there isn't anyone or next of kin listed.

Is there any way i can find if he married or had children by this?

Title: Re: probate records of Ada Harris
Post by: CaroleW on Sunday 03 January 16 14:22 GMT (UK)
If he is the entry with address Quernmore close - you will have to buy a copy of the will for further details

If there is a probate entry it will only give details of whether probate or letters of administration were granted and to whom.  However - that is not always the case.  Many entries do not have those details.

Title: Re: probate records of Ada Harris
Post by: springer5 on Sunday 03 January 16 14:29 GMT (UK)
thanks carole

how do i get a  copy of the will please?
Title: Re: probate records of Ada Harris
Post by: Galium on Sunday 03 January 16 14:31 GMT (UK)
The probate calendar only shows the name/s of executors, not all those mentioned in the will, and more recent entries don't even show executors' names.
 You can use the National Probate Calendar site to order a copy of the will, which will be emailed to you for a £10 fee.  (If the entry shows that it is an administration, rather than a will, this means that the deceased died without making one, so you would only get a copy of the administration document, which won't tell you much).
The will itself may tell you names of spouse and/or children, and can be very useful. However, if for example, a wife is the sole beneficiary, that doesn't have to mean that there are no children.
Title: Re: probate records of Ada Harris
Post by: springer5 on Sunday 03 January 16 15:15 GMT (UK)
thanks is there somewhere i can order the will from?
Title: Re: probate records of Ada Harris
Post by: Galium on Sunday 03 January 16 16:03 GMT (UK)
When you have found an entry on the site that CaroleW gives a link to, you will see that the right hand side of the web page has a form which you can use to fill in the details of the will you want.
where it asks for "Registry" fill in the place name where probate was granted eg for Ada Harris it is London.  Where it asks for "Folio Number" there is none to fill in for Ada's will, but if you are ordering William Henry's will, use the number printed at the end of the entry for him in the probate calendar. 
Title: Re: probate records of Ada Harris
Post by: springer5 on Sunday 03 January 16 19:36 GMT (UK)
Thanks Galium

Should I put the letters and numbers in the form or just numbers for Folio number?
Title: Re: probate records of Ada Harris
Post by: Galium on Sunday 03 January 16 20:17 GMT (UK)
If you click on "Folio help"  next to the folio number box, you will get this information:

A Folio Number must be entered into the ‘Folio Number’ text box wherever available (excluding any letters). However, some results may not have an associated Folio Number. If there is no number present then this field can be left blank.