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wills/probate.
« on: Sunday 12 April 20 20:12 BST (UK) »
Good evening,

I have found this entry for a relative (names and dates have been removed as this is a more modern entry). I currently know nothing about wills, probate or anything along the legal lines.

I currently have a few different entries along these lines for my tree but have done nothing with them other than save them.
Would anyone be able to explain to me what information this shows and if there would be another more detailed document to look out for.

Any information is appreciated.
Many thanks.

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Re: wills/probate.
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 12 April 20 20:28 BST (UK) »
If it says probate then a will was made.  If it says administration then there will be no will made.

She left a good sum of money and her will should tell you what she did with it and there may well be a relative or two mentioned.
Ashford: Somerset, London
England: Devon, London, New Zealand
Holdway: Wiltshire
Hooper: Bristol, Somerset
Knowling: Devon, London
Southcott: Devon, China
Strong: Wiltshire
Watson: Cambridgeshire
White: Bristol
Windo - Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire

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« Reply #2 on: Sunday 12 April 20 20:33 BST (UK) »
https://probatesearch.service.gov.uk/#wills
From this site you can purchase the will, which may contain useful information or may just say for example I leave everything to the dogs home.

At 1-50 it has to be worth buying.

As girl guide has said if it says administration there will be no more info to be had.

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« Reply #3 on: Sunday 12 April 20 20:36 BST (UK) »
A will gives either lots of information or not much depending on what the deceased wanted to do with their estate.

Administration simply gives a person the right to deal with the estate in whatever way they decide is best.

Below gives you a better idea of what is involved:-

Probate and letters of administration
Probate
If you are named in someone's will as an executor, you may have to apply for probate. This is a legal document which gives you the authority to share out the estate of the person who has died according to the instructions in the will. You do not always need probate to be able to deal with the estate.

If you have been named in a will as an executor, you don't have to act if you don't want to.

Letters of administration
In some circumstances, someone who wants to deal with the estate of someone who has died will have to apply for letters of administration, rather than probate. This person is called an administrator. You have to apply for letters of administration if:

there is no will
a will is not valid
there are no executors named in the will
the executors cannot or are unwilling to act.
There are strict rules about who can be an administrator. If there is a valid will, you can apply for letters of administration if:

the person who died left all of their estate to you in the will, and
the executors are not named, or cannot or are unwilling to act.
If there is no valid will, and you are the next-of-kin, you can apply to be an administrator in the following order of priority:

you are the married partner or civil partner of the person who has died
you are the child of the person who has died
you are the grandchild of the person who has died
you are the parent of the person who has died
you are the brother or sister of the person who has died
you are the nephew or niece of the person who has died
you are another relative of the person who has died.
Ashford: Somerset, London
England: Devon, London, New Zealand
Holdway: Wiltshire
Hooper: Bristol, Somerset
Knowling: Devon, London
Southcott: Devon, China
Strong: Wiltshire
Watson: Cambridgeshire
White: Bristol
Windo - Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire

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« Reply #4 on: Sunday 12 April 20 21:04 BST (UK) »
Thank you very much. will be doing some ordering.  :) :)

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« Reply #5 on: Monday 13 April 20 10:17 BST (UK) »
hello again. I am still trying to find the will of doris.....it say probate, so should of been a will made. i have looked at the find a will site using both her married and maiden names but still cant find it.....is there anywhere else that i could find it please. Thank you

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« Reply #6 on: Monday 13 April 20 10:21 BST (UK) »
If you require assistance to find it, then could you give us her surname and the year she died.
Ashford: Somerset, London
England: Devon, London, New Zealand
Holdway: Wiltshire
Hooper: Bristol, Somerset
Knowling: Devon, London
Southcott: Devon, China
Strong: Wiltshire
Watson: Cambridgeshire
White: Bristol
Windo - Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire

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« Reply #7 on: Monday 13 April 20 10:26 BST (UK) »
yes certainly, she died 27.11.1992. Doris may ward. maid name hunt. Thank you very much.

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« Reply #8 on: Monday 13 April 20 10:32 BST (UK) »
She is there but in  1993.  She died in November 1992 and presumably something held it up and it appears in 1993.

https://probatesearch.service.gov.uk/Calendar?surname=ward&yearOfDeath=1993&page=7#calendar
Ashford: Somerset, London
England: Devon, London, New Zealand
Holdway: Wiltshire
Hooper: Bristol, Somerset
Knowling: Devon, London
Southcott: Devon, China
Strong: Wiltshire
Watson: Cambridgeshire
White: Bristol
Windo - Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire