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From: Anne Peat <>
Subject: Re: [Ess] Butterfield/Turner wills and inquests
Date: Mon, 14 Mar 2005 16:39:05 +0000
1) Your best bet would be a local newspaper report of the accident.
You could try looking for a suitable local newspaper in the British
Library Newspaper catalogue online at
You can search by date and place. South Mimms and Barnet are in
If you find a newspaper you will have to ask a library in the locality
to look up to see if they have å çopy of the paper on film or fiche,
and then if they can find a report and photocopy it for you.
1,2,3) Wills are public documents, and anyone can get a copy of them.
For 20th century wills you need to ask at the Probate Office in York
see their web page at
You have to pay about 5GBP for a search and copy of the will.
Or you can search the index for yourself when you come to England at
London: The Record Keeper, Principal Registry of the Family Division,
First Avenue House, 42 - 49 High Holborn, London WC1V 6NP
Tel 020 7947 7000
4) Electoral Rolls can usually only be searched at record offices in
the area to which they belong.
On 14 Mar 2005, at 15:59, <> wrote:
> I was wondering can anyone give me some advise about getting copies of
> wills and inquests.
> 1)My gr grandfather Arthur John Butterfield died after being hit by a
> car. Here is what is listed on the death certificate. Injuries
> sustained caused '18th of August 1959 when crossing the main A.6 road
> at South Mimms' . 'Inquest held 14th September 1959'. Death 19th
> August 1959 (77 yrs )at Barnet General Hospital.
> I tried accessing the inquest but it says closed for 75 years. My
> question is are there any reports of the accident or inquest in
> newspapers or anyway of getting around the 75 years other than getting
> He may also had a will but does the 75 years apply to wills also?
> 2) Next will for Emma Butterfield Date of death 28th March 1961 81
> years. Lived in Ilford Essex
> 3) Next will for William Albert Turner died we think Sept quarter of
> 4) While I'm at it I might as well ask about electoral rolls of 1961
> for 69 Leyswood Drive Newbury Park I think in Ilford Essex. I am
> looking for her son William Charles Turner who was at this address in
> 1961. Are these closed or can you search them somewhere specifically?
> When accessing wills are they pay per view or free access? I will be
> visiting England hopefully in October and would like to find out what
> I can research and where and what I won't have access to.
> If there is anyone else also researching these same families feel
> free to contact me.
> Thanks Sharon Serroul