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Lookup - Will or Probate - Thomas Burge died 1840
« on: Saturday 11 April 20 22:28 BST (UK) »
Looking for some help to find the Will or Probate for Thomas Burge of Frome, Somerset who died in 1840.  I found a record on Find My Past to the following: Index To Death Duty Registers with the subcategory of Wills & Probate.  How can I obtain an actual copy of what this index refers to? 

I appreciate any guidance someone could give me on this.

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Re: Lookup - Will or Probate - Thomas Burge died 1840
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 12 April 20 09:45 BST (UK) »
The will may not have survived. Most Somerset wills for the pre-1858 period were destroyed by German bombing in 1942. See http://www1.somerset.gov.uk/archives/Wills.htm

The death duty ledgers at the National Archives should tell you who shared in the estate.
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Re: Lookup - Will or Probate - Thomas Burge died 1840
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 12 April 20 10:47 BST (UK) »
Can't see them at home, but the LDS have filmed the Estate Duty copy wills for Somerset, which were sent down there to replace some of the losses
https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/346690?availability=Family%20History%20Library

Presuming that it is a will you have found reference to, you would need
Vol. DD/ED Box 168-172 Wills A-M 1840

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Re: Lookup - Will or Probate - Thomas Burge died 1840
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 12 April 20 10:53 BST (UK) »
But there is an index to them, and Thomas Burge, 1840, Frome, is NOT listed
Somerset Estate Duty Office Wills 1812-1857
https://www.sdnq.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/Somerset-Estate-Duty-Wills-1812-1857-Part-2-List.pdf

Perhaps more details of the death duty index entry might be useful?

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Re: Lookup - Will or Probate - Thomas Burge died 1840
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 12 April 20 11:04 BST (UK) »
The will was proved in Wells in 1840. The DD register is 4, folio 875. Not sure about the prefix and annotation: 
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Re: Lookup - Will or Probate - Thomas Burge died 1840
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 12 April 20 11:27 BST (UK) »
Thanks Shaun.
It's a bit disappointing that his will is not on that list!
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Re: Lookup - Will or Probate - Thomas Burge died 1840
« Reply #7 on: Sunday 12 April 20 11:34 BST (UK) »
The will was proved in Wells in 1840. The DD register is 4, folio 875. Not sure about the prefix and annotation:

The prefix is C = Consistory Court (of Wells).

The annotation is NE = No Entry, indicating that no duty was payable.

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Re: Lookup - Will or Probate - Thomas Burge died 1840
« Reply #8 on: Sunday 12 April 20 11:38 BST (UK) »
Thanks Bookbox!
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