In message <e16u9EAr5vs7Ewli(a)tdrake.demon.co.uk>
Barney Tyrwhitt-Drake <Barney(a)tdrake.demon.co.uk> wrote:
I have today received a copy of an ancestor's will from the
Probate Registry in York and was surprised to find that all his cash
bequests in 1885 were in dollars rather than pounds. He spent most of
his working life in Singapore, so I am assuming the reference is to
Singapore dollars. Am I right or can you offer another explanation? He
died in Southampton.
I hesitate to tell grandmother how to suck eggs, but you have not given
us both the date of the will (or was that the 1885?) and the date of
death. It sounds to me that he wrote the will when he was in Singapore.
Interesting too as I found that the old goat also had a
And a will of an ancestor of mine revealed exactly the same, at much the
same time of the same century. The only difference was that there were
three of them.
Tim Powys-Lybbe tim(a)powys.org
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