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Charney Jo
22-08-09, 22:06
Hi

Basic question which I think I should know the answer to. I'm looking at the Wills on the National Archive site. What are the dates - the dates they were written or the fates that the person died?

Thanks ;)

Christine in Herts
22-08-09, 22:11
Or the Probate date? I forget, too!

Christine

Christine in Herts
22-08-09, 22:14
It's the Probate date. I just checked for John NULAND, my Gx10-g-father.


made Will: 6 Mar 1653
d
probate: 30 May 1655

It's indexed as 30 May 1655.

Christine

Charney Jo
22-08-09, 22:21
Ah, thanks so much. That might help narrow down if any are mine :-)!

Tilly Mint
22-08-09, 22:21
Hi

Basic question which I think I should know the answer to. I'm looking at the Wills on the National Archive site. What are the dates - the dates they were written or the fates that the person died?

Thanks ;)

:)You asked what i was thinking today....

Thankyou Christine:)

Charney Jo
22-08-09, 22:30
Makes me feel less silly for asking - thanks :D

Christine in Herts
22-08-09, 23:20
It's certainly not a silly question. Any of the three dates would be a reasonable basis for indexing. I think the reason that they use Probate is that it's the probate copies.

Christine

Anne in Carlisle
22-08-09, 23:22
Don't narrow it down too much! One of mine had a will probated 15 years after his death. I had dismissed it and it was only when I saw a copy at the county archive I realised it really was mine!

Anne

Charney Jo
23-08-09, 15:11
Ah, OK Anne - advice taken. Thanks very much all ... :)