FAMILY WILLS

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The 2 wills shown directly below, those of Mary Wilson & her husband Robert, have been analysed in detail.

Subsequent to these analyses, I started exploring The National Probate Calendar (NPC)in March 2007. The NPC is a listing from 1858 to current day, which gives basic information about any will proved in England. Many County Record Offices have a microfiches of the listings, but normally only up to the 1940's. I have been conducting my exploration of the NPC at the County Record Office at Chester, where the index goes up to 1943. For later dates, one must travel to London to view the information.

From 1858 to 1968, the following information is normally available:

(a) Full name & address of deceased (possibly their occupation)
(b) Full name of Executor(s) or Administration (address up to 1892)
(c) Relationship to deceased up to 1892
(d) Date & place of death
(e) Value of estate
(f) For women, marital status with husband & name

After 1968, only data items (a),(d),(e) & (f) are included in the NPC.

The latest data which I have retrieved from the NPC can be seen in the following:

ROE FAMILY WILLS
Updated 15/6/2012, following Ancestry making available NPC data up to 1966

I have also included in the update a view of the 2011 worth of the estates, using calculations from the Measuring Worth web site

BRYAN FAMILY WILLS

I have now compiled a list where no wills have been found:

Family members who did not leave wills


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DETAILED WILL ANALYSIS

MARY WILSON (nee Stanger) - DATED 27th August 1886

(A) PEOPLE INCLUDED IN THE WILL (short version)

(B) FULL TRANSCRIPT OF THE WILL

The Probate value of Mary Wilson's Will was given on 3rd December 1898 as:
Gross Value: 5411 3s 6d
Net value: 5267 15s 3d
In today's money (2006), this gross value would be between ~430k and ~4.3 Million

Why is there such a difference?

The difficulty lies in how the value of the pound has changed, due to different inflationary factors, over time. Using a purely Retail Price Index(RPI) approach would give the 430k valuation, using the change in average earnings would put it's value at ~2.36 Million and using the change in Gross Domestic Product(GDP) would give the ~4.3 Million value.

The total of the cash sums bequeathed in the will (3,500) would equate to between ~280k (RPI) and ~2.79 Million (GDP)in today's (2006) money, the rest of the estate value came from ownership/trusts in buildings, land and shipping mainly acquired as a beneficiary of her husband's will.


ROBERT WILSON - DATED 6th July 1877

(A) PEOPLE INCLUDED IN THE WILL (short version)

(B) Full transcript of will not yet completed



In 1880, the building of the Catholic Primary School was completed in Whitby.
This was funded by donation from Mrs Robert Wilson (Mary Stanger) of 2 sums of monies from her husband Robert's will.

Transcripts of the receipts are shown below
Scanned copies will be posted on this site at a later date

St Hildas Rectory, Whitby 3 Aug 1878
Received from Mrs Robert Wilson, Windsor Terrace, Whitby
the sum of Five Hundred Pounds
as her most generous gift for the erection of a new Infants School
for the Catholic Children of St Hilda's Mission, upon the
land adjoining St Hilda's Catholic Schools-
Henry Canon Walker
500 - 0 - 0
With most sincere thanks


St Hildas Rectory, Whitby 6 January 1879
Received from Mrs Robert Wilson
the sum of Two hundred & fifty Pounds
as her most generous gift for the erection of a new Infants School for
the Catholic Children of St Hilda's Mission, upon the land adjoining
St Hilda's Catholic School. NB. A previous gift of 500 for
the above object having been received & gratefully acknowledged
on Aug 3 1878
Henry Canon Walker
250 - 0 - 0
With most sincere thanks


BENJAMIN JOSEPH GIBSON - DATED 13th July 1908

(A) PEOPLE INCLUDED IN THE WILL (short version)

(B) FULL TRANSCRIPT OF THE WILL



The Probate value of Benjamin Joseph Gibson's Will was given on 13th January 1912 as:
Gross Value: 793 8s 5d
Net value: 111 6s 4d





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