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Re: Probate and Administration

Postby AdrianB38 » Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:08 am

Just a thought about scope: Ancestry has the probate calendar for England and Wales (one calendar). There is a separate Probate Calendar for Scotland and another for Ireland (in fact the Republic and Northern Ireland must have had separate calendars since 1922).

Anyone who died in Scotland (say) and whose real and personal estate was in Scotland, will appear (if at all) in the Scottish Calendar. Not in the English - unless part of the personal or real estate was in England and Wales, in which case, subject to all the "Is it big enough to bother?" caveats, in which case the executors will need to get probate in England and Wales as well, so the estate will be in the English Calendar as well.

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Re: Probate and Administration

Postby woodchal » Fri Aug 09, 2019 4:11 pm

I had a Great Uncle who lived in Malta in later years and died there. There was a UK probate. In the description after the value it says "in England and Wales", which we know did not include his Maltese assets
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