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1. What is this the definition of:
"Approval by a competent court that a Testament is genuine, and the granting of authority to a person named by the testator to carry out its terms"?
2. When was the power of granting probate taken away from church courts and given to the state, in the form of District Probate Registries and the Principal Probate Registry in London?
3. Which of these is NOT a church court where wills were proved before the state took over?
4. If a person who had already made a will wanted to make a change to it, this was done by attaching a what?
5. If a person who has a significant estate does not leave a will, the next of kin may apply to the probate court for a grant of Letters of Administration. What is the common abbreviation for these?
6. My ancestor wanted his wife to be the person responsible for administering his will.
What word did he use when he wrote this sentence: "I appoint my beloved wife Elizabeth to be the ________ of this my last will and testament". ?
7. Can I obtain a copy of any will that has been through probate since 1858?
8. What was a will called that was not written down, but was spoken by the testator on his death bed?
9. What document of great interest to family and social historians might you find associated with a will, in church court archives before say 1750?
10. I think my ancestors left wills probated by the Prerogative Court of Canterbury in the mid 18th century. How can I check this and get a copy of each will?
Source: Author DaveJacobs
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