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Grants and Will
« on: Tuesday 19 May 20 19:30 BST (UK) »
Checked to see if an aunt had made a will when she died in 2011.
It says there's a 'Grant' but no mention of a Will.
Is it worth getting the 'Grant' - what information is likely to be on it?

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Re: Grants and Will
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 19 May 20 21:32 BST (UK) »
The Funeral Grant? which didn't cover the cost of a funeral.

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Re: Grants and Will
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 19 May 20 21:46 BST (UK) »
Likely to be the grant of administration i.e. the right to administer the estate.  It will only tell you who this right was granted, but nothing about what she might have left.  It sounds as if she did not leave a will.

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Re: Grants and Will
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 19 May 20 21:49 BST (UK) »
Grant only means there was no will.  The estate would be divided between biological descendants of the deceased

The grant will give very little info apart from who it was awarded to
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Re: Grants and Will
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 20 May 20 10:24 BST (UK) »
Grant only means there was no will.  The estate would be divided between biological descendants of the deceased

The grant will give very little info apart from who it was awarded to

thanks.

The person I'm researching was an only child - her mother was unmarried - she herself didn't marry nor did she have any children. 
Would the Grant give the names of those who would have got her monies etc. ?

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Re: Grants and Will
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 20 May 20 12:27 BST (UK) »
I'm not sure.   The application form asks a lot of questions about relations of the deceased.  Whether there is any mention in the grant of distribution of assets I don't know. 

I have only applied for probate when there was a will so distribution was clear.

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Re: Grants and Will
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 20 May 20 13:48 BST (UK) »
"Grant only" would suggest suggest an Administration, but I'm not sure you can exclude the possibility of there being a will, but because the executors named were unable or unwilling to act, it had to be an Administration rather than a Probate. Really the only way to be sure would be to order a copy.
Researching among others:
Bartle, Bilton, Campbell, Craven, Emmott, Harcourt, Hirst, Kellet(t), Kennedy,
Meaburn, Mennile/Meynell, Metcalf(e), Palliser, Robinson, Rutter, Shipley, Stow, Wilkinson

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Re: Grants and Will
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 20 May 20 13:53 BST (UK) »
If you got the info from the website below you will note many entries show "grant & will" whilst some say "grant only"

https://probatesearch.service.gov.uk/#wills

You could ring one of the probate registries and ask if a grant names beneficiaries or just the person to administer the estate
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Re: Grants and Will
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 20 May 20 14:01 BST (UK) »
In this case, zetlander, if your aunt was a sister of one of your parents then it's possible that your parent (if alive) or you might have been entitled to inherit a share of her estate.

If you're thinking something might have been done wrong in 2011, getting a copy of the Grant and any other paperwork held by the Probate Registry would be an essential first step.
Researching among others:
Bartle, Bilton, Campbell, Craven, Emmott, Harcourt, Hirst, Kellet(t), Kennedy,
Meaburn, Mennile/Meynell, Metcalf(e), Palliser, Robinson, Rutter, Shipley, Stow, Wilkinson

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