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probate in UK during WW2
« on: Wednesday 25 June 14 21:56 BST (UK) »
Several wills I have seen where the person died during WW2 were proved in N.Wales at Llandudno, not London. Does anyone know how long this arrangement went on for please?   surguy

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Re: probate in UK during WW2
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 25 June 14 22:00 BST (UK) »
The Principal Probate Registry relocated to Llandudno until about 1946, I believe?!

Quoting from Hansard, October 1946:
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HC Deb 29 October 1946 vol 428 cc448-9 448

    58. Mr. Price-White

    asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will now make an announcement of the date for the return from Llandudno to London of the Principal Probate Registry, the Estate Duty Offices and the Inspector of Taxes staffs still remaining at Llandudno.

449

    55. Mr. Janner

    asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether, in view of the inconvenience and delays caused by the absence of the Estate Duty Office from London, he will arrange for the return of that office to London shortly.

    Mr. Dalton

    The Principal Probate Registry returned to London last March. The Estate Duty Office will move to Harrow as soon as the accommodation selected for them is ready. The Departmental Claims Branch is in process of moving from Llandudno to Cardiff.

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Re: probate in UK during WW2
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 25 June 14 22:12 BST (UK) »
On and after the 30th day of March, 1946, the Probate Registry at Llandudno shall be closed and the non-contentious probate business of that Registry shall be transacted in the Principal Probate Registry in London The Law Journal - Volume 96 - Page 149

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Re: probate in UK during WW2
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 01 April 20 20:09 BST (UK) »
Probates during World World Two and now Goats taking over Llandudno. What's next?

GOAT POWER.