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Just FOUR days to find the owner of this ring!

Discussion in 'Somerset' started by peter, Jul 1, 2015.

  1. emjay

    emjay LostCousins Member

    Were these ladies (named in the will) widows? No mention of their respective husbands.
     
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  2. uncle024

    uncle024 LostCousins Star

    Marguerite Rawlings & Frances Britten are not widowed as of 2015. Rosalie Wallace was probably a widow in 2002, but yet to found husbands death. The plot thickens as they say!
    The fourth beneficiary of the will, Ruth Nelson is proving more problematic, seems to have moved from Rush Ash Farmhouse, Lipyeate, Coleford by 2008. DOB 1960-1970 but cannot find any marriage.
     
  3. uncle024

    uncle024 LostCousins Star

    Names in Will, this looks like the first name on the list. As death recent its not on-line so not able to trace her family:-
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/notice/L-58551-417840
    Deceased Estates Details of the deceased
    Claim expires:29 February 2008
    Surname:NELSON First name:Ruth Date of death:30 November 2007
    Last address of the deceased Person address details:Rush Ash Farm, Lipyeate, Coleford, Radstock, B & NE Somerset.
    Details of the Executor/Personal representative
    Executor/Personal Representative:FDC Law, Argyll House, Bath Street, Frome, Somerset BA11 1DP. (James Hollis and David Gazzard)
     
  4. peter

    peter Administrator Staff Member

    This is the same address as the executors of Michael Jackson's will - probably different people in the same firm.
     
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  5. SWeaver

    SWeaver New Member

    Have been reading this thread with great interest. Thanks to all participants. Must say so glad Peter 'won' the ring and will continue to read to find out what happens to it.
     
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  6. peter

    peter Administrator Staff Member

    Still waiting for it to turn up in the post.....
     
  7. emjay

    emjay LostCousins Member

    Any news Peter?
     
  8. Anne B

    Anne B Member

    It seems that Ruth Nelson was Michael's live-in girlfriend as he describes the house as "our home" in his will and leaves it to her to live in for her lifetime if she wishes.
     
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  9. peter

    peter Administrator Staff Member

    Still waiting - I did confirm that it hadn't been despatched yet. Normally items sold are picked up rather than posted (makes sense when it's a bicycle!).
     
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  10. emjay

    emjay LostCousins Member

    I got the impression he may have been a bit of a 'ladies man' ;)
     
  11. Britjan

    Britjan LostCousins Star

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  12. CarolB08

    CarolB08 LostCousins Member

    Having read with great interest to this point :) I find myself very frustrated that the story ends here and I do not get to find out if Peter passed the ring on or found living relatives with a greater claim. :(
    What happened next please ????????
     
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  13. emjay

    emjay LostCousins Member

    Just wondering about this a couple of days ago......
     
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  14. peter

    peter Administrator Staff Member

    All will be revealed in due course...
     
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  15. MartinB

    MartinB LostCousins Member

    I'm looking forward to hearing the outcome but in the meantime I am concerned that, notwithstanding our good intentions, we are collectively identifying the names, addresses and even telephone numbers of living persons, contrary to normal genealogical practice, and doing so on a publicly accessible website. Perhaps some of that detail should be redacted before this story gets a wider airing?
     
  16. peter

    peter Administrator Staff Member

    24 March 1950 - Shepton Mallet Journal

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