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Will of John Skinner

Discussion in 'Wills & Probate' started by annabel, Sep 14, 2017.

  1. annabel

    annabel Well-Known Member

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    John Skinner is a potential ancestor.
    I have previously put a note against him on my tree, probably from another tree I now cannot find.
    It says he died 3rd March 1847 in Upper Bentley, Bentley Pauncefoot, Tardebigge, Worcestershire, and that he was a farmer and left a will. I estimate he was born around 1775

    I'm rubbish at finding wills, and so far I've found nothing. Where should i look?
     
  2. Steve Bumstead

    Steve Bumstead Well-Known Member

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    Worcestershire wills before 1858 are held at the Worcester RO. I don't think they are online
     
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    He appears to get a mention in the index to Death Duty Registers at FindMyPast. Copies of the actual register can be obtained from the National Archives - at a price - and are sometimes useful for finding the whereabouts of beneficiaries. TNA has a guide for getting from the information in the index to the number needed to order the record - it's slightly tricky.
     
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    Steve Bumstead Well-Known Member

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    In the Death Duty register it states that the executor was John Skinner of Solihull, Warks. and the will was proved at Worcester
     
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