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A fairly important piece of information omitted is what IR 27/17 actually contains. As you know, it is an index to the Death Duty registers. But this particular piece (IR 27/17) is an index to the Death Duty registers pertaining to administrations in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury. Any search for a will is therefore futile. It is very unlikely this ...


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I am confident this is simply an error in indexing, and the surname should have been indexed as Howels. This can be confirmed by looking at the index and images for this baptism register on FindMyPast. You will also note that this Priscilla cannot be your ancestor because she is found in the burials for the same parish in 1782.


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I can suggest two avenues of exploration: Newspapers of the period accessed (e.g.) via The British Newspaper Archive or (for Wales) via Welsh Newspapers at the National Library of Wales. There may have been news items, advertisments, information about property transactions relevant to the founding of the business... Powys Archives which could hold ...


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Today FindMyPast announced: Wales Parish Registers We’ve added a substantial tranche of new records to our exclusive collection of Welsh county baptisms, marriages, banns and burials. One of the first things that I looked for was the marriage of Henry Hughes (1780-1820) the Printer of Brecon and I found it at Llanelieu/Llaneliw: Henry Hughes ...


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There are a limited number of places that a will would be located for these individuals. If you cannot locate one after ruling out all the options below, it would be reasonable to conclude that they did not leave a will. Before 1858, almost all wills in England and Wales were proved in ecclesiastical courts. The court in which a will was proved is based on ...


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