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Please can you advise on Wills and Probate
« on: Wednesday 15 August 18 20:19 BST (UK) »
Hello,

I got a result for a will on ancestry but there is no attached photo to actually read the will, do you happen to know where I need to go in order to read this please? I am at a brick wall with Simon Sweetland b 1705 Kilmington and I am hoping it might give me some family info/clues as I can't find his parents or siblings (the parish registers have been lost!!!).

Best wishes,
Emma

Name:   Sweetland, Simon
Dates:   1762
Place:   Kilmington, Cornwall, England
Collection:   Devon and Cornwall: - Wills and Administrations proved in the Bishop of Exeter, 1559-1799
Volume:   Court of the Archdeaconry of Exeter.
Chapter:   1762.
Text:   Sweetland, Simon, Kilmington W. 1762
Sweetland (Chard/Yarcoombe/Honiton)
Garret/Stacey (Somerset)
Boultern/Boulton (Reading)
Crowther (Wolverhampton/Wednesbury/Birmingham)
Myres (Wolverhampton)
Palmer (Nottingham)
Cosby (Leighton Buzzard/Woodstock/Kidlington)
Hope (Oxford/Kidlington/Woodstock)
Williams (Yorkshire/Conisborough)
Draper (Bow Brickhill)
Draper Smith (Bow Brickhill/Woburn Sands)
Smith (Woburn Sands)

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Re: Please can you advise on Wills and Probate
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 15 August 18 20:35 BST (UK) »
Source Information states ................

 all now preserved in the Probate Registry at Exeter. London: British Record Society, 1908.

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Re: Please can you advise on Wills and Probate
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 15 August 18 20:40 BST (UK) »
Sadly, most Devon probate records were lost during the war (1942)
See Devon Wills Project for more info
http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng/DEV/DevonWillsProject

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Re: Please can you advise on Wills and Probate
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 15 August 18 20:50 BST (UK) »
Source Information states ................

 all now preserved in the Probate Registry at Exeter. London: British Record Society, 1908.

Ahh that's great, thank you very much :)
Sweetland (Chard/Yarcoombe/Honiton)
Garret/Stacey (Somerset)
Boultern/Boulton (Reading)
Crowther (Wolverhampton/Wednesbury/Birmingham)
Myres (Wolverhampton)
Palmer (Nottingham)
Cosby (Leighton Buzzard/Woodstock/Kidlington)
Hope (Oxford/Kidlington/Woodstock)
Williams (Yorkshire/Conisborough)
Draper (Bow Brickhill)
Draper Smith (Bow Brickhill/Woburn Sands)
Smith (Woburn Sands)


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Re: Please can you advise on Wills and Probate
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 15 August 18 21:04 BST (UK) »
Sadly, most Devon probate records were lost during the war (1942)
See Devon Wills Project for more info
http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng/DEV/DevonWillsProject

Oh no what a shame, thank you very much for letting me know, and for the link :)
Sweetland (Chard/Yarcoombe/Honiton)
Garret/Stacey (Somerset)
Boultern/Boulton (Reading)
Crowther (Wolverhampton/Wednesbury/Birmingham)
Myres (Wolverhampton)
Palmer (Nottingham)
Cosby (Leighton Buzzard/Woodstock/Kidlington)
Hope (Oxford/Kidlington/Woodstock)
Williams (Yorkshire/Conisborough)
Draper (Bow Brickhill)
Draper Smith (Bow Brickhill/Woburn Sands)
Smith (Woburn Sands)