I don't think it implies any connection with York. I have a will from
Nottingham, proved in the diocese of York, that asks the question about
Canterbury. As far as I know the deceased, a farmer, had no connections at
all outside Notts.
On 31/01/2011 10:02, yvonne evans wrote:
Many thanks for your reply. I was wondering if the 2 farmers from Dyfed
would have had earlier connections with the diocese of York, being that
Canterbury was not mentioned in the document. My g.g.g. grandfathers
Will at Maenclochog Pembs(1853) did not have this clause. However rules may
have changed by then, as it was 20 years later.
----- Original Message -----
From: Dai & Angela Bevan
To: yvonne evans
Sent: Sunday, January 30, 2011 7:10 PM
Subject: Re: [Dyfed] Probate Wills
It is because of the heirarchy of the parochial courts. If he had any
property in the area covered y the dioces of Yotk, the will would need to
be proved there. Wills proved at York have the question ' Is there any
property in the Province (Diocese) of Canterbury.
On 30/01/2011 18:54, yvonne evans wrote:
I wonder if anyone can help. I have 2 wills in my possession and both mention t
hat the deceased did not have property/goods in the Province of York. The ques
tion was asked of the executors of the Wills. The reply was in the negative.
The Wills were made in the mid 1830's. What is so puzzling is that the farmers
(who were the deceased) lived in isolated areas of Dyfed. One in Castlebythe
Pembrokeshire and the other in Llanarth Ceredigion.They were not related to eac
h other but one was my direct ancestor and the other a possible distant relativ
e. My question is why would the executors be questioned about property in the
diocese of York i.e. regarding the property of the deceased.
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