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Re: William H Harris
« Reply #18 on: Thursday 07 January 16 21:19 GMT (UK) »
Bit more here with her address when she died

https://www.thegazette.co.uk/notice/L-60256-1661613
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« Reply #19 on: Thursday 07 January 16 21:33 GMT (UK) »
There doesn't seem to have been any Brunhilda Lucia Harris or Figg born in 1927 or infact anyone with the name Brunhilde/Brunhilda as far as I can see. The name sounds German or Dutch, I wonder if she was a refugee from the war?
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« Reply #20 on: Thursday 07 January 16 22:03 GMT (UK) »
yes thats the same address as the one in Wiliams, will, I wonder why Figg is her surname that is the same person I found earlier. William had her as his wife and as Harris

Why is it in the Gazette?

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Re: William H Harris
« Reply #21 on: Thursday 07 January 16 22:36 GMT (UK) »
She may have remarried after William's death, but I can't find a marriage.

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Why is it in the Gazette?

I think that deaths are "advertised" there in case anyone has a claim on the estate. I know when my mother died the solicitor mentioned it, but as we knew there was no one else who had any claim we didn't bother. I think the only way you will find out is, as Carole said, to download the will and hope that explains the change of name.

As we can't find a Figg/Harris marriage I wonder if they were never legally married but he just refered to her as his wife? Then after he died she reverted back to her legal name?
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« Reply #22 on: Thursday 07 January 16 22:39 GMT (UK) »
As in my earlier reply - is she a beneficiary?  How is she referred to - other than his executor?

Any bequests to children etc etc?
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Re: William H Harris
« Reply #23 on: Thursday 07 January 16 22:49 GMT (UK) »
Thanks Groom and Carole for your replys.

Brunhilde is named as Williams wife as the sole beneficiary and executor of the will , no children are mentioned.

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Re: William H Harris
« Reply #24 on: Thursday 07 January 16 22:51 GMT (UK) »
So you have your answer.  They may have married outside England

A copy of her will may name family members - or not??
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Re: William H Harris
« Reply #25 on: Thursday 07 January 16 23:04 GMT (UK) »
Thanks Carole.

I have tried looking on BDM for a death cert, is 2012 too recent as it won't let me find one.

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« Reply #26 on: Thursday 07 January 16 23:18 GMT (UK) »
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I have tried looking on BDM for a death cert, is 2012 too recent as it won't let me find one.

Yes, too recent. It's lucky that she left a will, so at least you know when she died.

I wonder whether he met her when he was in the army during or after WW2 and they married in her own country and then returned here? I think I'd definitely get her will.
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