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Wills in the early 1800's


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I'm looking for a Will of a direct ancestor, Samuel Lake. I believe he died in 1819, and he was a Tobacconist nearby the Thames in London, so I think with London being the 'Trading Capital' of the world, it would be likely he imported tobacco from all over the British Empire and world; therefore being quite well off.

His wife's occupation is listed in the 1841 Census as 'Indept' which I take to mean 'Independent' so I would like to see if Samuel left her money in his Will (if he did have one) so that she did not need to work and could support herself.

Can anyone advise me on where to look for his will??

Thanks for any help.

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