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Will Probate

Posted: 4 Feb 2013 8:37PM GMT
Classification: Will
Edited: 5 Feb 2013 3:31PM GMT
Is there any way to see the particulars of how the will was administered.. I have a will whereby the deceased died in 1895 leaving his wife and spinster daughter property to live in till the end of their lives. He also leaves a property which is to be rented until the last of his 4 children are deceased - then the property is to be sold and the monies are to be divided among his Grandchildren. His grandchildren were given money in 1956. The will was carried out according to his wishes; but I'm wondering if one can see the actual record of the administration of the will. Is this possible? I know I have all the information regarding the will itself; but would like a copy of the administration. Possible?
Thanks in advance
Wendy

Re: Will Probate

Posted: 5 Feb 2013 2:54PM GMT
Classification: Query
Unfortunately not. The grant of probate of the will was a matter of public record but its administration by the testator's executor(s) was a private one. If the executor was a solicitor he would, presumably, have kept records and I suppose it is theoretically possible that these may still languish in the firm's archives, though whether they would you allow access to them is another matter.

Re: Will Probate

Posted: 5 Feb 2013 3:15PM GMT
Classification: Query
Thanks so much.. that is what I thought. I should be grateful for the information I have :-)

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