Lynne is almost certainly correct in that it is probable that the testator
had property in more than one jurisdiction and that the will had to be
proved in a higher court than St Davids Diocese, i.e. the PCC (Prerogative
Court of Canterbury).
I assume that you are talking about the will of Thomas Vaughan of
Llanrhystyd. This is listed on TNA's web site as PROB11/2053/242. proved 9
The TNA index entry is at:
From here the will can be ordered online and downloaded as a scanned
PDF file within seconds. This will be an official copy, so don't expect
see any signatures. But it ought to answer the "Why PCC?" question.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Edward Llewellyn-Jones" <edwardllansamlet(a)gmail.com>
Sent: Thursday, May 16, 2013 8:29 PM
Subject: [Dyfed] Probate puzzle
I wonder if there is someone who could enlighten me on the details of a
Will. It was written, signed and witnessed on the 16th November 1846.
testator died on the 23rd November 1846. The property was situated in
Llanrhystud, Ceredigion. The information was extracted from the Registry
of the Consistorial Archidiaconal Court of Wales. Probate was granted in
London before a judge based on an oath by one of the Executors on the 9th
My question is why should Probate be granted in London before a judge?
And, accepting this to be the case, any ideas as to what court might it
have been and where was it situated?
Thanks in anticipation
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