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Wills & Probate Sealed in London 1915
« on: Tuesday 05 October 10 10:39 BST (UK) »
I am researching Mary Dalrymple Maclagan who died in Perthshire 7 January 1915.  The National England & Wales Probate Index indicates that "confirmation" was given by her sister, but the only other information is "Sealed in London 10 April 1915".  No cash figure given.
What does sealed mean?  I've looked at various sites and have not found anything useful.
Help welcomed!
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Re: Wills & Probate Sealed in London 1915
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 05 October 10 14:01 BST (UK) »
It's to do with her having a Scottish will.

There is some info here

http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/content/help/index.aspx?r=554&407

I'll try and dig out some other info.

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Re: Wills & Probate Sealed in London 1915
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 05 October 10 14:41 BST (UK) »
Hi


The sealed wills/grants in the probate index are when property or money in a bank, a trust fund etc are outside the jurisdiction of the country where the will is being proved. In this case the 'outside' country is England or Wales and the country the will is being proved in is Scotland.


Probates resealed (scroll down)

(The explanation is from The National Archives of Scotland so what is being explained is where the term resealing is occurring in the Scottish will index for wills being proved 'outside' of Scotland)


http://www.nas.gov.uk/guides/wills.asp



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Re: Wills & Probate Sealed in London 1915
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 05 October 10 20:03 BST (UK) »
Thank you Valda and Dawnsh, you have answered my question.  Thank goodness for the rootschat community!
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Re: Wills & Probate Sealed in London 1915
« Reply #4 on: Friday 15 October 10 21:50 BST (UK) »
Thank you Valda and Dawnsh, you have answered my question.  Thank goodness for the rootschat community!

Well said as I was searching for the answer to the same question!
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Re: Wills & Probate Sealed in London 1915
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 07 May 13 13:05 BST (UK) »
Thank you Valda and Dawnsh, you have answered my question.  Thank goodness for the rootschat community!

Well said as I was searching for the answer to the same question!

Me too. My great uncle's will was probated in Llandudno in '46

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Re: Wills & Probate Sealed in London 1915
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 07 May 13 13:08 BST (UK) »
Me too. My great uncle's will was probated in Llandudno in '46

The Principal Probate Registry moved from London to Llandudno (North Wales) during WWII.

Added- reverted to London in 1946 apparently-
http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksro/1946/320/pdfs/uksro_19460320_en.pdf
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Re: Wills & Probate Sealed in London 1915
« Reply #7 on: Saturday 31 August 13 18:40 BST (UK) »
Sorry to ressurect this thread but can I check a couple of things related to this please?

If someone died in Dunbartonshire in March 1947, would their probate have been sealed in London because there was no office in Scotland to deal with it? It was sealed to his two sisters who both lived in Dunbartonshire as well. As an aside, it looks as if the three of them never married but lived to ripe old ages. Unusual?

If I ordered a copy of the probate now, bearing in mind it was sealed at the London office, what exactly would I be sent, if they could send me anything at all!

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Re: Wills & Probate Sealed in London 1915
« Reply #8 on: Saturday 31 August 13 23:54 BST (UK) »
My great-uncle's will was sealed at London, Probate in Nairobi.

My daughter went to Holborn for me.
She asked them for a copy of the Will, which they said there was, but I got a letter saying "no record"

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