Post by Cornish Terrier on May 16, 2007 10:33:33 GMT -5
Dear, dear, dear - (sounds patronising but not meant to be)
I have had similar problems in the past and it does get very frustrating.
But there are often ways around these little problems.
If you know the names of some of the relatives - spouse, in-laws, cousins, etc. then life 'can' be made a little easier.
Should you know the family name of one probable part of the family you can then do a search for Wills etc. that might name the person you are looking for.
The other option is, as I have tried to do quite often, is to determine the main Parish of residence over a long period of time and then look at any Wills from that, or nearby, Parishes. Often times you will find a mention of someone you might be looking for.
Post by Cornish Terrier on Jun 2, 2007 11:14:26 GMT -5
Administration papers will often vary in the content but you will usually have:- Name of deceased with abode and occupation. Date Admon. was granted and to whom it was granted. Date of Death (maybe) Names of some relatives (occasionally).
The Oath is normally to do with the undertakings of those granted administration and that information can vary also.
Here are two examples of Admons. from around the time you are looking:-
You can navigate to the Wills and Admons. once you log into the site. Another area of this site (on the HomePage) will be 'Dee's St Erth Page' which also has numerous volumes of abstracted Wills and Admons.
Of course the other option is to save your money for a short while!
If you are going to the CRO in the next 2-3 weeks then you should be able to request the document for viewing after which you can decide to obtain a personal copy.
Ian did much better on this one than I could have - 1800s is too 'modern' for me!
I am really only familiar with Admons from about pre-1750s, and they can be varied, altho' they always give at least the name and relationship of the administrator and list 1 or 2 bondsmen. Sometimes they will include a renunciation from the widow in favor of a son or other relative. The old admons usually include an estate inventory, which sometimes gives the date of death. Once in a blue moon one of the documents will list the heirs, but that is rare.
Hi Zenobia, Have only just realised that you are indeed Kathy. We did communicate some time ago on the Dunn (Donne) family of St.Erth. Good to see that you are still keeping up the good work. What a wonderful site. Thanks for this, Roy
Hello, I have some Paul Parish Wills that I would love to sight. I have been trying to find John Roberts born abt 1660 for ages of Paul Parish. Diane Donohue has been terrific looking also. Only Wills may help now. 2 for Thomas 1663 and 1709, one for William 1705, Grace 1725 and Margaret 1688 are on the list you advise. John married in 1690 and I have his info from then on, but I am trying to go backwards with his parents. I did find 1712 William which opened for me, but cannot manage to do others. Thanks Di