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Determining what a genealogist in 1898 was referring to in a letter.

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David Allen Lambert

David Allen Lambert
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Question:  My great-grandfather corresponded with a professional genealogist in England in 1898.  In the letter it refers to a missing probate file from the 1630's for a relative.  The genealogist simply says "the P.C.Y. file for him is no longer surviving" - any idea what he was referencing?

 

Answer: The P.C.Y. is the abbreviation for the Prerogative Court of York.  This court handled the probate for southern England from the 14th century until 1858.


Posted by David Lambert at 02/09/2012 04:54:50 PM | 


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