Author Topic: Sealed Will of John Birnie Walker - Died 1942  (Read 1244 times)

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Sealed Will of John Birnie Walker - Died 1942
« on: Tuesday 16 April 19 18:04 BST (UK) »
Good afternoon all,

Please can you help me with the following query. I have been trying to access the will of the above Scotsman. He was who was a Glasgow based accountant.

According to the entry for this gentleman in the 1942 England & Wales National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), Mr Walker of 408 Albert Drive, Pollokshields, Glasgow died on 2 May 1942. Confirmation of James King Walker (brother) and John Neil Orr, writers (i.e. solicitors). Sealed Llandudno 25 June.

From what I can determine, John had relatives who lived in Llandudno; his aunt, Mary Jane McNeill and her husband Lachlan McNeill, who are both buried in St Tudno's Churchyard, Llandudno.

I approached the England & Wales record office in order to obtain a copy of the will but was sent a standard letter which did not begin to answer my query and point me in the right direction.

Is any one able to help me?

Best wishes,

Birnro

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Re: Sealed Will of John Birnie Walker - Died 1942
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 16 April 19 18:07 BST (UK) »
I think that the probate office moved out of London to LLandudno during world war 2

ADDED Other London area probate records at that time seem to confirm that.  Sorry I can't help further
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Re: Sealed Will of John Birnie Walker - Died 1942
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 16 April 19 18:11 BST (UK) »
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