My Family Probate Log

I searched for all my ancestors' probate records, (grants of representation) and found only three. My family was not a wealthy one!

My Family Probate Log

One of my recent challenges has been searching for all my ancestors' probate records, also known as a grants of representation. These are currently available on the government website https://probatesearch.service.gov.uk at £1.50 each for any person who died after 1857. No will is available from this service for any ancestors who died before 1857 (these are marked n/a in my log). As you can see, when I checked everyone on my #62Ancestors list, only three had a probate record: my parents and my grandfather Henry Whitehead. I have to admit that this does not surprise me, given the large number of burials in communal graves which I've found in my graveyard challenge. My family was not a wealthy one.

  1. Sheridan Margaret Green - n/a.
  2. John George Green - Father - yes (private).
  3. Margaret Helen Fanny Green - Mother - yes (private).
  4. John Joseph Green - Grandfather - 1971 - no probate.
  5. Elizabeth Harvey Green - Grandmother - 1986 - no probate.
  6. Henry Whitehead - Grandfather - 1961 - yes (obtained).
  7. Annie Whitehead - 1950 - no probate.
  8. John George Green - Great Grandfather - 1926 - no probate.
  9. Elizabeth Green - Great Grandmother - 1924 - no probate.
  10. John William James Ellary - Great Grandfather - 1938 - no probate.
  11. Elizabeth Harvey Ellary - Great Grandmother - 1914 - no probate.
  12. James Whitehead - Great Grandfather - 1941 - no probate.
  13. Elizabeth Ann Whitehead - Great Grandmother - 1931 - no probate.
  14. Joseph Sear - Great Grandfather - 1941 - no probate.
  15. Annie Sophia Sear - Great Grandmother - 1961 - no probate.
  16. John Joseph Green - 2 x Great Grandfather - 1899 - no probate.
  17. Mary Ann Jane Green - 2 x Great Grandmother - 1914 - no probate.
  18. James Franks - 2 x Great Grandfather - 1912 - no probate.
  19. Elizabeth Franks - 2 x Great Grandmother - 1890 - no probate.
  20. John Ellary - 2 x Great Grandfather - 1905 - no probate.
  21. Mary Ann Ellary - 2 x Great Grandmother - 1894 - no probate.
  22. John Randall - 2 x Great Grandfather - 1911 - no probate.
  23. Elizabeth Harvey Randall - 2 x Great Grandmother - 1899 - no probate.
  24. Philip Whitehead - 2 x Great Grandfather - 1870 - no probate.
  25. Hannah Whitehead - 2 x Great Grandmother - 1879 - no probate.
  26. John Stockford - 2 x Great Grandfather - 1885 - no probate.
  27. Mary Anne Stockford - 2 x Great Grandmother - 1875 - no probate.
  28. William Sear - 2 x Great Grandfather - 1896 - no probate.
  29. Lucy Jane Sear - 2 x Great Grandmother - 1895 - no probate.
  30. John Godman - 2 x Great Grandfather - 1906 - no probate.
  31. Charlotte Godman - 2 x Great Grandmother - 1884 - no probate.
  32. John William Green - 3 x Great Grandfather - 1895 - no probate.
  33. Wilhelmina Hannah Green - 3 x Great Grandmother - 1890 - no probate.
  34. Edward Warner Dutton - 3 x Great Grandfather - 1892 - no probate.
  35. Mary Ann Dutton - 3 x Great Grandmother - 1899 - no probate.
  36. William Franks - 3 x Great Grandfather - 1875-1876 - no probate.
  37. Ann Franks - 3 x Great Grandmother - 1876 - no probate.
  38. William Brown - 3 x Great Grandfather - 1859 - no probate.
  39. Charlotte Brown - 3 x Great Grandmother - 1877 - no probate.
  40. John Ellary - 3 x Great Grandfather - 1856 - no probate.
  41. Anna Maria Ellary - 3 x Great Grandmother - 1853 - n/a.
  42. James Tetstall - 3 x Great Grandfather - 1859 - no probate.
  43. Ann Tetstall - 3 x Great Grandmother - 1853 - n/a.
  44. Edmund Randall - 3 x Great Grandfather - 1890 - no probate.
  45. Maria Randall - 3 x Great Grandmother - 1889 - no probate.
  46. John Davey - 3 x Great Grandfather - 1840 - n/a.
  47. Frances Davey - 3 x Great Grandmother - 1875 - no probate.
  48. James Whitehead - 3 x Great Grandfather - 1858 - no probate.
  49. Ann Whitehead - 3 x Great Grandmother - 1867 - no probate.
  50. Henry Nixon - 3 x Great Grandfather - 1864 - no probate.
  51. Elizabeth Nixon - 3 x Great Grandmother - 1841 - n/a.
  52. Amos Stockford - 3 x Great Grandfather - 1870 - no probate.
  53. Judith Stockford - 3 x Great Grandmother - 1855 - n/a.
  54. William Goodwin - 3 x Great Grandfather - 1863 - no probate.
  55. Esther Goodwin - 3 x Great Grandmother - 1863 - no probate.
  56. Joseph Sear - 3 x Great Grandfather - 1844 - n/a.
  57. Elizabeth Sear - 3 x Great Grandmother - 1849 - n/a.
  58. James Wright - 3 x Great Grandfather - 1895 - no probate.
  59. Caroline Wright - 3 x Great Grandmother - 1874 - no probate.
  60. Frederick Godman - 3 x Great Grandfather - 1864 - no probate.
  61. Sophia Godman - 3 x Great Grandmother - 1881 - no probate.
  62. James Hodge - 3 x Great Grandfather - TBC.
  63. Caroline Hodge, nee Browning - 3 x Great Grandmother - TBC.

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