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    Last month I ordered 2 wills from York, I know that they have received my letter as the cheque has been cashed, but a month later, no wills :( The site says that they aim to supply copies in 21 working days, so they are not really late yet.
    On Saturday, I asked for estimates for copies of 2 documents at the national Archives, I was told they would take upto 10 working days & so far they have had 5. :(

    In both cases I was hoping that I would hear back sooner than the time given, but obviously not. I hate waiting
    Lynn

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    Hope the wait proves fruitful, maiden aunts wills are my favourites as they leave small bequests & name their nieces by their married names. I've waited a good 5 weeks for York, I'm lucky in that I'm only 50 mins by train from London so can pop in to the Holborn office and get them within an hour.

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      #3
      One of the wills is of hubby's gg aunt who left a lot of money to her brother his great grandfather. I am hoping that she left money to other rellies so I can trace them. The other is for my great grandfather, who wasn't nearly as well off. I have heard of wills taking months, so will just have to be aptient, but it is hard. :(
      Lynn

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        #4
        No news on my estimates, but I did receive my wills today. Sadly they both left everything to one person & so haven't given me much information. One had the will maker's original signature & the other one was made nearly 30 years before his death & included his brother as a witness, giving hs address, this brother was killed in the 1st WW.

        Hopefully I will get more joy when I eventually get my document estimates
        Lynn

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          #5
          And I thought I was badly off when Holborn kept me waiting for 2 1/2 hours! Sorry the wills didn't give you as much as you'd hoped for.

          One of my rellies, the wonderfully named Stirges Christmas Jarvis, died young. His widow remarried and I knew from the original will being offered for sale on the internet (for £15!) that she mentioned him, though not by name, in her will.

          When I read it, she was simply stating that if possible she should be buried with SCJ - she clearly did not want to moulder till eternity anywhere near her second husband! An interesting comment, but alas no new info on my family whatsoever.
          Phoenix - with charred feathers
          Researching Skillings from Norfolk, Sworn from Salisbury and Adams in Malborough, Devon.

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            #6
            I had hoped that they might detail what had been left, but as it was all going to the same person, they didn't need to. :( One of them did state thatshe wished to be buried with her husband, so at least I know where she was buried.
            Lynn

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              #7
              I am still waiting for my estimates from TNA, this is day 8 of the 10 working days they said it could take, hopefully not much longer :(
              Lynn

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