Dai, thank you so very much. The people on this list are so knowledgeable
and helpful and you have outdone yourself over the years. I will try the
link you gave me and order a copy. And maybe someday I'll be lucky and a
descendant of these relatives will see this post and contact me. I
received a very pleasant contact a few years ago from a cousin who is a
descendant of Warriothe Morgan of Cilymaenllwyd. He had found an old post
of mine and contacted me to let me know that we were related. What a
pleasure! I hope I can learn enough to eventually pass on the favors I
The cost is 6GBP.
Probate will be granted to the executor (or less usually a nominee of
the executor). He would not necessarily be the beneficiary of the
contents of the estate.
Will tell you how to apply for a copy of the will. I think the cost is
On 12/06/2014 06:57, LeaMarie Robertson wrote:
In tracing the family of my 3XG Grandmother Elizabeth WILLIAMS of
Llanboidy, I began searching the descendants of Thomas WILLIAMS of
Plasymaenllwyd in Henllan Amgoed. I found his son-in-law John LEWIS had a
will listed in a Probate Index. His death was 13 March 1908 and the will
was proved 24 April of the same year to the reverend William Thomas,
congregational minister. I have two questions. (1) John LEWIS had a
living daughter, Elizabeth WILLIAMS and one granddaughter living at that
time, Margaret WILLIAMS. Why would the probate be awarded to the minister.
And (2) this will being after 1858, is there any way that I can get access
to a copy of the will and if so what would be the least costly way to view
it? Are death certificates available for 1908? (2 1/2 questions).