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Offline Helina

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« on: Friday 11 January 19 08:06 GMT (UK) »
Found this entry on FindMyPast

Lichfield Consistory Court Wills
William Oakden
Yoeman
entry year 1698
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Court Lichfield Consistory Court
document type will inventory

Does this mean the person has already died, or that he has just made the will and is still alive?

Any help will be appreciated

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Re: Wills
« Reply #1 on: Friday 11 January 19 08:18 GMT (UK) »
As the will has been proved (in the Consistory Court), the date given will be the date of probate, so the person will have died. Sometimes the person writing the will would have died not long before this date, but sometimes wills were not proved until some years later for whatever reason.

(By the way, he will be a 'yeoman', not a ''yoeman' as you have written - no doubt just a typo.)
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Re: Wills
« Reply #2 on: Friday 11 January 19 12:21 GMT (UK) »
Thank you, goldie
Austin,Bistol
Coole,Bristol
Lewis, Bristol
Williams,Olveston
Howard,Bristol
Shepherd Admonsbury.
Tinney, Plymouth.
Ogborn,Bristol.
Blore.Derbyshire,Bristol,Redditch.
Richards,Bristol
Milson, Bitton
Harrison, Derbyshire
Census information Crown Copyright  from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk