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Page xii - Inv" occurs, it signifies that the deceased had most probably died intestate, and that an inventory of his goods had been filed and administration granted to his representatives. Where the word " Admon" occurs it shows that an administration bond had been filed as well. In all other cases the wills themselves are extant, either with or without the accompanying inventories. J. It is to be noted that in the Probate Court of Chester the original wills up to 1838 (and not official transcripts, as in...
Page v - Index to the Wills and Inventories now preserved in the Court of Probate at Chester from AD 1545 to 1620," printed by the Record Society in 1879, I pointed out (pp.
Page xii - ... appear to have become detached from the original wills, and so have been placed in different bundles and indexed under different years. This list, however, being an alphabetical one, such cases will be speedily detected, and it will be easy to replace the inventories in their proper places. 2. Where the word
Page vi - Sir Nathaniel Brent lawfully did or might have done in the late province of Canterbury. And they or any five of them may issue out commissions, &c., and proceed to hear and determine all matters touching Wills, Administrations and Inventories and all the incidencies, emergencies, and dependencies thereupon in all places in England and Wales as Sir Nathaniel Brent lawfully might have done in the late province of Canterbury.
Page vi - Incidencies and Dependencies thereupon in the late Provinces of Canterbury and York, that Sir Nathaniel Brent lawfully did or might have done in the late Province of Canterbury : And shall and may, if they see cause, divide themselves into several places for the executing of the power given them by this Act, so as there be five of them present there ; and that they, or any five or more of them, shall and may issue out Commissions, Proces and Proceed, to hear, sentence and decree...

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