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Wills for Whitehaven Folk available in Lancashire Archives
« on: Monday 03 August 20 13:58 BST (UK) »
In the past I have paid Lancashire Archives to send me a copy of early wills for my Whitehaven ancestors but I'm pretty sure that I ended up finding them for free in the end - but I can't remember where! Does anyone have an idea?

Whitehaven is in the Deanery of Copeland.

As an example, I am looking for the will of Kitty Pinder, who died on 6 Dec 1842 and whose will appears to have been proved on 22 Feb 1843.

Thanks for any tips.
GEDMatch Kit no. CE7119959

Maternal: Thirlwell, Dobbins, Stamp, Rochester, Laws, Nicholson, Cavanagh, Jessop, Clough/Cleugh, Charlton, Weightman, Swinhoe, Swainson, Purdie, Carney…
(Northumberland, Cumberland, Ireland)

Paternal: Gilmour, McGrath, Oram, Green(e), Hepplewhite, Graham, Bugbird, Hanley, Hutton, Bellott, Busfield, Blake, Bugbird, Dwyer...
(Ireland, County Durham, especially Hartlepool, Whitby, North Yorkshire, Middlesex, Surrey, ia)

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Re: Wills for Whitehaven Folk available in Lancashire Archives
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 04 August 20 15:57 BST (UK) »
Whitehaven Archives and Local Studies Library holds microfilmed copies of Copeland Deanery wills and they have been indexed. An announcement about the Archives reopening is expected shortly.
Forster Cul, Harrison Cul, Wood Cul Yks, Castley Cul & Wes, Lorimer Cul and Perth,Innis Cul, Casson, Cul, Johnston,Cul & Nfk, Carruthers Cul, Ewart Cul, Jardine Cul & Dmf, Story Cul, ONeill Cul & NI, Davis Cul & Ldn,

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Re: Wills for Whitehaven Folk available in Lancashire Archives
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 09 August 20 10:34 BST (UK) »
Thank you Clearly.  Also good to know Whitehaven Archives will be re-opening. Would love to visit one day!
GEDMatch Kit no. CE7119959

Maternal: Thirlwell, Dobbins, Stamp, Rochester, Laws, Nicholson, Cavanagh, Jessop, Clough/Cleugh, Charlton, Weightman, Swinhoe, Swainson, Purdie, Carney…
(Northumberland, Cumberland, Ireland)

Paternal: Gilmour, McGrath, Oram, Green(e), Hepplewhite, Graham, Bugbird, Hanley, Hutton, Bellott, Busfield, Blake, Bugbird, Dwyer...
(Ireland, County Durham, especially Hartlepool, Whitby, North Yorkshire, Middlesex, Surrey, ia)