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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