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City of Cambridge Probate
« on: Tuesday 09 December 08 15:03 GMT (UK) »
I'm clutching at straws here but I'm trying to locate a will made by an Andrew Cockle of Woodbridge Suffolk who died in 1817. It existed, as it was mentioned in copyhold records, but it wasn't proved at the PCC or locally in Suffolk or in any of the courts in between those in Norfolk. My only faint hope - if it hasn't simply been lost - is that as the family originally came from the city of Cambridge and possibly still owned land/property there, that for some reason it was proved in Cambridgeshire. Does the city of Cambridge come under the jurisdiction of the court of Ely?

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Re: City of Cambridge Probate
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 09 December 08 16:01 GMT (UK) »
Why not ask Cambridge Records Office if they hold a copy

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Re: City of Cambridge Probate
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 09 December 08 16:18 GMT (UK) »
Why not ask Cambridge Records Office if they hold a copy

David

That would be the most obvious thing for me to do wouldn't it?  ::)

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Re: City of Cambridge Probate
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 09 December 08 16:24 GMT (UK) »
At that time Cambridge was part of the Archdeaconry of Ely.

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Re: City of Cambridge Probate
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 09 December 08 16:43 GMT (UK) »
It is some years since I was in Cambridge Record Office but I think they had the wills in books on the open shelves - or at least an index with précis of contents.
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Re: City of Cambridge Probate
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 09 December 08 18:50 GMT (UK) »
Try the London Probate Office. I found my Great grandfathers there. He lived in Welney, Cambridgeshire/Norfolk.They have Large books listing all wills. Hope this helps.     Joan

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Re: City of Cambridge Probate
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 09 December 08 19:31 GMT (UK) »
The London Central Probate office has all the post 1858 wills.  Prior to that they were proved in local church courts - or if there was a lot of land or property in different area of the country then they went to the highest court which was Canterbury.  The wills from the Prerogative Court of Canterbury are online at the PRO documentsonline site - a wonderful resource and if you happen to find one you can download it for £3.50.
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