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Re: Dorothy Sarah Jane nee Adams Relf bc1889 Patcham
« Reply #18 on: Saturday 18 March 17 18:43 GMT (UK) »
I think the will may be the only way, you can get it from here for 10

https://www.gov.uk/search-will-probate


I can't find her in the 1939 register either  so unless she died before that, it could be that Dorothy remarried or maybe moved in with someone and called herself by their name and that's why we can't find a death either. Or perhaps she went abroad.
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Re: Dorothy Sarah Jane nee Adams Relf bc1889 Patcham
« Reply #19 on: Sunday 19 March 17 09:51 GMT (UK) »
Well I've bitten the bullet and ordered her mother's Will so we will see-sometime in April according to the Will service.
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Re: Dorothy Sarah Jane nee Adams Relf bc1889 Patcham
« Reply #20 on: Sunday 19 March 17 09:57 GMT (UK) »
I've alway found they are ready much sooner than they say, usually about a week. Please let us know what it says and we can go from there.
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Re: Dorothy Sarah Jane nee Adams Relf bc1889 Patcham
« Reply #21 on: Sunday 19 March 17 10:02 GMT (UK) »
OK.
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Re: Dorothy Sarah Jane nee Adams Relf bc1889 Patcham
« Reply #22 on: Wednesday 22 March 17 16:46 GMT (UK) »
Have the Will now but she left her property to her sons and bequests of money to her grandchildren, Dorothy isn't mentioned. However I found her recorded as a witness at her brother's wedding in 1908 as Sarah Jane Dorothy Adams.
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Re: Dorothy Sarah Jane nee Adams Relf bc1889 Patcham
« Reply #23 on: Wednesday 22 March 17 17:21 GMT (UK) »
Can I just check, have you got the marriage certificate for Dorothy and Walter Relf - are you 100% sure that it is the right person? I still find it strange that she returned to Brighton when her family remained in Wiltshire.
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Re: Dorothy Sarah Jane nee Adams Relf bc1889 Patcham
« Reply #24 on: Wednesday 22 March 17 18:40 GMT (UK) »

1911 census seems to be the last confirmed record of Dorothy then aged 23.

1922 Possible marriage.  Dorothy would have been 34.

1941 Date of mother's will.  Mother gave land to her sons, money to her grandchildren and nothing to her daughters.

Are the grandchildren mentioned by name? 

Given that she signed Sarah Jane Dorothy Adams when she witnessed her brother's wedding.  I would assume that was the name she used for any official purpose including her own marriage certificate - if she married.

Don't know how deeply you want to go into this, but possibly/probably her father left a will.

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Re: Dorothy Sarah Jane nee Adams Relf bc1889 Patcham
« Reply #25 on: Thursday 23 March 17 09:11 GMT (UK) »
I am not going any further into it, she was my 5th cousin, twice removed and I was interested to know what happened to her particularly as we found no birth record for her. Looks like she  will remain an enigma until someone of her family turns up with more information?
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