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Probated wills
« on: Monday 21 January 19 10:27 GMT (UK) »
What's the best way to access a probated will from 1872. Are they available on line?

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Re: Probated wills
« Reply #1 on: Monday 21 January 19 10:31 GMT (UK) »
Not available online but you can order a copy:

https://probatesearch.service.gov.uk/#calendar
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Re: Probated wills
« Reply #2 on: Monday 21 January 19 17:03 GMT (UK) »
Some of them have handwritten numbers beside them but this number is not necessary to order a will.  I've just ordered 2 and neither had this handwritten number.

You have to be sure that the info shows Probate and not Administration, if it's only Administration you can't get a copy - at least not from this source.

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Re: Probated wills
« Reply #3 on: Monday 21 January 19 17:08 GMT (UK) »

You have to be sure that the info shows Probate and not Administration, if it's only Administration you can't get a copy - at least not from this source.

Unless it shows Administration with Will, then you will get both.
CHOULES All ,  COKER Harwich Essex & Rochester Kent 
COLE Gt. Oakley, & Lt. Oakley, Essex.
DUNCAN Kent
EVERITT Colchester,  Dovercourt & Harwich Essex
GULLIVER/GULLOFER Fifehead Magdalen Dorset
HORSCROFT Kent.
KING Sturminster Newton, Dorset. MONK Odiham Ham.
SCOTT Wrabness, Essex
WILKINS Stour Provost, Dorset.
WICKHAM All in North Essex.
WICKHAM Medway Towns, Kent from 1880
WICKHAM, Ipswich, Suffolk.

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Re: Probated wills
« Reply #4 on: Monday 21 January 19 17:21 GMT (UK) »
If it only says "Administration" then there is no copy of a Will at all (if there ever was one).  :'(

You will receive a downloadable copy of the Will, and PLEASE ensure that you do download it, as access is only available for a set amount of time.

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Re: Probated wills
« Reply #5 on: Monday 21 January 19 17:26 GMT (UK) »
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Unless it shows Administration with Will, then you will get both.

Yes, of course.  I have received wills that hadn't gone to probate but they are very old wills, 1600s/1700s.  Well maybe they did go to probate of a sort.  Most of them have an extra paragraph on the bottom giving the date of death of the person involved and signed by the executors.

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Re: Probated wills
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 22 January 19 06:22 GMT (UK) »
I found her record. What does the statement "With two codicils" mean?

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Re: Probated wills
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 22 January 19 06:48 GMT (UK) »
currently concentrating on NUTCHER & MARSHALL families, Hampshire.
and family of Thomas ANDERSON a Tailor of Perth, Scotland

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Re: Probated wills
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 13 February 19 23:12 GMT (UK) »
So if it shows 23 June Administration (with the will and codicil) as written, white on black background, am I to understand  this would also give the will. He died in 1839, outside the 1858-1996 choice and a claim for a new administrator was launched in 1870's