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Re: William H Harris
« Reply #27 on: Thursday 07 January 16 23:21 GMT (UK) »
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A copy of her will may name family members - or not??

I doubt a copy of her death cert would be of much use
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« Reply #28 on: Thursday 07 January 16 23:40 GMT (UK) »
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I doubt a copy of her death cert would be of much use

It might be useful, Carole. I've just been looking at my mother's from 2009 and it gives maiden name and date and place of birth. Also her occupation and that of my father. You have to bear in mind though that it depends how well the informant knew Brunhilde.
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« Reply #29 on: Thursday 07 January 16 23:43 GMT (UK) »
Good point Groom re: maiden name etc.  I'd forgotten about that info on female death certs.
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« Reply #30 on: Thursday 07 January 16 23:47 GMT (UK) »
Thanks

though I doubt i an obtain a death cert?

Another thing is why in the Gazette is the solicitors in Tunbridge Wells when she died in Bromley, funnily enough I live in Tunbridge wells!

In Williams cremation records it says that a Ray William Harris is the executor,wonder who he is??!!


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« Reply #31 on: Thursday 07 January 16 23:59 GMT (UK) »
You can have a solicitor where you like. The firm that held my mother's will recommended a solicitor in Hertfordshire, we just dealt with him over the phone and by email.

I wonder if the solicitor would give you any information? Although they would probably charge you!

You should be able to get a certificate, as although you don't have a reference number you do know exactly where and when she died. You could try phoning the GRO for advice.

I still think I'd start with the will as she must have left her estate to someone. That will give their address as well, and as it is so recent they may still be there and you could contact them. Hopefully it wont be the local cats' home.  ;D ;D
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Re: William H Harris
« Reply #32 on: Friday 08 January 16 09:52 GMT (UK) »
Hi All,

I have looked at the electoral roll and found an Thomas A Figg living at the same address, though can' t find a marriage cert yet.


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« Reply #33 on: Friday 08 January 16 10:12 GMT (UK) »
It could be that there wasn't a marriage and that she took his name perhaps by deed pole. I think the only way is to get the will/death certificate to see exactly what they say.
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« Reply #34 on: Friday 05 February 16 18:18 GMT (UK) »
Hi All,

I have received the will from Brunhilde Figg who died in 2012, it says nothing about a child or children, but she leaves money to her husbands family, her neice, and sister. it says nothing about her    first husband William Henry Harris or his family, who I belong to.

How do I find out more

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« Reply #35 on: Friday 05 February 16 18:52 GMT (UK) »
Are there any addresses given in the will? If I were you, I'd start by trying to contact those people to see what they know.
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