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Record in Court of Canterbury Admissions but no will?
« on: Monday 10 June 19 06:26 BST (UK) »
I'm trying to trace my ancestor's brother James Pallavicino (sometimes mispelt as Pallavicini / Palavicini / Palavicine etc) and stumbled across a record on FindMyPast under the Prerogative Court of Canterbury Admissions in 1699.  I can't find a will that matches up with it however on the Ancestry or National Archives websites.  I'm wondering if this means there is no will?  Or if it was filed elsewhere as he was overseas and because some of his estate involved England there might be a record under the Court records but no will?

I'd really appreciate anyone enlightening me about what this means!
Buckinghamshire; Bignell, Talbot, Janes, Gibbs
Cambrigeshire; Cockerton, Sharpe, Purkis
Hertfordshire; Rolph, Bigg, Marvell, Pateman, Hornsby, Jenkins
Norfolk; Crowfoot, Randlesome
London; Wyatt, Yarroll
Somerset; Date, Hodder, Leatherby, Webb
Suffolk; Palfrey, Yallop, Kerry, Codling, Steward, Pettitt
Ireland & Canada; Hanna, Teel, Cowin, Switzer

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Re: Record in Court of Canterbury Admissions but no will?
« Reply #1 on: Monday 10 June 19 07:06 BST (UK) »
Spelled Pallavicino on Find my Past, you can view the image, it is a pay per view site.

James was a resident of the Netherlands per the index.

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Re: Record in Court of Canterbury Admissions but no will?
« Reply #2 on: Monday 10 June 19 09:12 BST (UK) »
Sorry I should have been clearer, I saw the image but its still an index - ideally Id like to locate any original records such as the will for him. Thanks for having a look though!
Buckinghamshire; Bignell, Talbot, Janes, Gibbs
Cambrigeshire; Cockerton, Sharpe, Purkis
Hertfordshire; Rolph, Bigg, Marvell, Pateman, Hornsby, Jenkins
Norfolk; Crowfoot, Randlesome
London; Wyatt, Yarroll
Somerset; Date, Hodder, Leatherby, Webb
Suffolk; Palfrey, Yallop, Kerry, Codling, Steward, Pettitt
Ireland & Canada; Hanna, Teel, Cowin, Switzer

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Re: Record in Court of Canterbury Admissions but no will?
« Reply #3 on: Monday 10 June 19 09:26 BST (UK) »
Write the National Archives, they will not do research but maybe they can direct you to a particular catalogue. 

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Re: Record in Court of Canterbury Admissions but no will?
« Reply #4 on: Monday 10 June 19 09:38 BST (UK) »
Free search on findmypast brings James Pallavicino up in 1699, Prerogative Court Of Canterbury Administrations 1660-1700
So there is no will.


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Re: Record in Court of Canterbury Admissions but no will?
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 11 June 19 01:48 BST (UK) »
Could the name of the person who administered the estate be useful to rebeccaclaire86 a relative residing in England or will it be a solicitor.

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Re: Record in Court of Canterbury Admissions but no will?
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 11 June 19 09:46 BST (UK) »
Hi
Yes, the administrator could indeed be a relative and thus the name would be useful to Rebecca. I guess she would need to visit TNA though.
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Re: Record in Court of Canterbury Admissions but no will?
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 11 June 19 20:54 BST (UK) »
That's useful to know there is no will, thank you!  I've emailed the archives to ask if they know whether there will be any records to find beyond the index itself.  I have the name of the administrator, just hoping that further paperwork would prove that this James was my James, and explain who the administrator was (I suspect his son-in-law, but that's just a guess).  James's grandmother was Dutch and I know they maintained links with the extended family in the Netherlands so it's quite probable this is the James I'm searching for.

Thank you for your help.
Buckinghamshire; Bignell, Talbot, Janes, Gibbs
Cambrigeshire; Cockerton, Sharpe, Purkis
Hertfordshire; Rolph, Bigg, Marvell, Pateman, Hornsby, Jenkins
Norfolk; Crowfoot, Randlesome
London; Wyatt, Yarroll
Somerset; Date, Hodder, Leatherby, Webb
Suffolk; Palfrey, Yallop, Kerry, Codling, Steward, Pettitt
Ireland & Canada; Hanna, Teel, Cowin, Switzer

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Re: Record in Court of Canterbury Admissions but no will?
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday 11 June 19 21:25 BST (UK) »
I've emailed the archives to ask if they know whether there will be any records to find beyond the index itself.

There will be an entry in the Administration Act Book, held at TNA (in PROB 6), which is the source of the information given in the index.

I have the name of the administrator, just hoping that further paperwork would prove that this James was my James, and explain who the administrator was (I suspect his son-in-law, but that's just a guess).  James's grandmother was Dutch and I know they maintained links with the extended family in the Netherlands so it's quite probable this is the James I'm searching for.

For the purchase of a few online credits, you will find all that information in the image of the index card on FindMyPast.