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Help on Will request - Folio numbers?
« on: Thursday 10 September 20 12:12 BST (UK) »
Hi all,

Sorry if this isn't the correct area to post this, I couldnt' see a probate or wills section?

So I tried ordering 2 wills from the .gov Probate site for the first time. There was a section that said to enter the handwritten "folio" number if this value is known. However this number wasn't present on either of the 2 records on Ancestry's Probate index, so i didn't enter them.

I had my wills order completed today. Whilst one was successful, the other was rejected, because I didn't include a folio number. Which is odd as the successful one didn't have a folio number either.

So my question is how do i find the Folio number? If it helps, the Will I am trying to obtain is for John Robinson of Gazegill, Gisburn in the county of York who died 1 Mar 1891, and proved at Wakefield on 25th April of the same year.

TIA

Mark

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Re: Help on Will request - Folio numbers?
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 10 September 20 12:23 BST (UK) »
As there is no folio number displayed (I did check - not that I doubted you  ;D) then send them an e-mail and tell them that there is no number and repeat the information you require - date of death, name, date of probate and Registry.

I've had this happen to me, and finally received the copy.

Transcriptions and NBI are merely finding aids.  They are NOT a substitute for original record entries.
Remember - "They'll be found when they want to be found" !!!
If you don't ask the question, you won't get an answer.
He/she who never made a mistake, never made anything.
Archbell - anywhere, any date
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Milner - WRY
Appleyard - WRY

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Re: Help on Will request - Folio numbers?
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 10 September 20 12:29 BST (UK) »
Thanks BumbleB. Oh i'm more than happy for someone to check my work. This is the first one i've done, so I could easily have done something wrong. I thought maybe i was looking in the wrong place.

On double checking my work, i think I may have entered the Registry incorrectly as York (the place of death) rather than Wakefield. So I think it was a careless error on my part! Going to try again now....

Good job they only cost 1.50   ;D


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Re: Help on Will request - Folio numbers?
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 10 September 20 16:12 BST (UK) »
Good luck  ;)
Transcriptions and NBI are merely finding aids.  They are NOT a substitute for original record entries.
Remember - "They'll be found when they want to be found" !!!
If you don't ask the question, you won't get an answer.
He/she who never made a mistake, never made anything.
Archbell - anywhere, any date
Kendall - WRY
Milner - WRY
Appleyard - WRY