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Wills and probate question!!

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Hi, i'm hoping someone can help me. My husbands gt grandfather was left a couple of flats by his mother in her will dated 1936. She died in 1938 leaving lots of property to her children. Is there anyway that I can check whether this particular son did actually inherit this (there is some doubt in the family!) How would I go about searching for this??

I have been searching my tree for some time now, but this is the first will I have come across!! :D

Any help would be greatly received! :kissu:
 
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Thanks for all your replies, really appreciate all your help!

I managed to get the title register online, but that only really gave me the current owner, and some of the lease details etc... not sure where to go now. Apparently it was 2 flats that he was left in the will, (but the same building, nos. 61 and 63), I got the title register for 61, which also mentions 63. Would it be worth checking out no. 63 or would it give me much the same info??

I really need to find out who took over the houses after the great grandmother died, such a big mystery!!

Anyone got any other ideas I can try??

Many thanks!!
Jo
 

dochines

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I understand that on line you will only find the current owner but I believe if you write explaining the problem they are able to look back in many cases to find previous owners.

Another possibility is to check the address in the local library with the voters register for the years after the alledged inheritance and see who lived ( not owned!) there at the time concerned

Also it is possible to look up properties in many areas to see when the property was last sold and the price paid. sometimes a local estate agent can be persuaded to look to see if they have ever sold the property.
don't give up yet!

Happy New Year

dochines
 

duckweed

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I would look through electoral rolls first to see who lived there. If you have access to local records, they may have kept sales details. I have found my local history section has hundreds of property sales adverts from the 1920s, 30s. The point about a Sales advert is that it has the Estate Agents details. If you are lucky either the Estate Agent is still in business or their records are in the local Archives.
 

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