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Offline Jenny Wood

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Wills in Staffordshire - WOOD
« on: Monday 04 October 04 09:58 BST (UK) »
I have a ancestor (Christopher Wood) who died in Oaken Codsall on the 6th of January 1850.  I know from the records (he owned the Terrace Estate in Oaken) that he was quite wealthly, but sold some of the property before he died and that his children seemed to have some wealth.

I am wondering how to go about finding a copy of his will.  I have tried DocumentsOnline but have had no luck.
Can anyone help? 

Jenny.
AYRES - Surrey, Maitland
ATKINS - Kent, Sydney, Brisbane
CAMPBELL - Isle of Skye, Chatsworth Island NSW
CONNORS - Scotland, Ireland, Sydney
FLANAGAN - Scotland, Sydney
HOUWELING - Netherlands
PETCH - Kent, Australia
TREVITT - Newark
VICKERS - Birmngham, Oaken
WATSON - Isle of Man, Chatsworth Island NSW
WATTS - Kent, Maitland
WOOD - Oaken, Broseley, Barrow, Penkridge, Brisbane
WORTELBOER - Netherlands

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Offline trish251

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Re: Wills in Staffordshire - WOOD
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 05 October 04 16:47 BST (UK) »
Genuki gives the following information
http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng/STS/

Probate Records
For pre-1858 wills for Staffordshire the main probate court was the Consistory Court of Lichfield. The probate records are held by the Lichfield Record Office which has manuscript indexes to the wills held. This is their web site
http://www.staffordshire.gov.uk/live/welcome.asp?id=2865

Hope this helps
Trish
Census information is Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk

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Re: Wills in Staffordshire - WOOD
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 07 October 04 10:47 BST (UK) »
Thank you ever so much.  I was able to request a photocopy via email.

Jenny.
AYRES - Surrey, Maitland
ATKINS - Kent, Sydney, Brisbane
CAMPBELL - Isle of Skye, Chatsworth Island NSW
CONNORS - Scotland, Ireland, Sydney
FLANAGAN - Scotland, Sydney
HOUWELING - Netherlands
PETCH - Kent, Australia
TREVITT - Newark
VICKERS - Birmngham, Oaken
WATSON - Isle of Man, Chatsworth Island NSW
WATTS - Kent, Maitland
WOOD - Oaken, Broseley, Barrow, Penkridge, Brisbane
WORTELBOER - Netherlands