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From: "Pam Dale" <>
Date: Mon, 23 Aug 2010 06:39:47 +1000
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Thank you Roger, I have always found people on this list very helpful.
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From: "Roger Partridge" <>
To: "Pam Dale" <>
Cc: "Essex-Uk" <>; <>
Sent: Monday, August 23, 2010 2:26 AM

G'day Pam !

You will find the website for Her Majesty's Court Service which deals
with all matters of Probate and Wills at

It's a bit long and wordy, but it does give you all the details you
to obtain copies of the Wills. It's very easy IF you live here in the
as Wills cost just £ 5 (5 GBP) each, and you can pay by cash or
but from overseas you will have to get an International Money Order
(payable in Pounds Sterling !) as they do not take Credit Cards !
The section which explains this is called "What Does It Cost" and is
just over half way down the page.

I have always found the service from their London Office very helpful
and quite quick, but you will have to write to their office in York -
about a 1/3rd of the way down the page !

Best of Luck & Best Wishes ! Roger.
On 22 Aug 2010, at 14:48, Pam Dale wrote:

> I have just found on Ancestry mention of the wills of my grt/grt
> grandfather and his second wife. Both died in South Weald. His
> will
> was proved at the Principal Registry 1885, hers Probate London 1897.
> Does anyone know how I can get a copy of the full wills.
> I found them on the England & Wales, National Probate Calendar
> (Index
> of Wills and Administrations) 1861-1841.
> Thanks in anticipation
> Pam in Brisbane Australia

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