Probate

Probate records for former Aldeburgh residents who died after 1858:

A

James William ALMOND died 23 October 1904:

ALMOND James William of Aldeburgh Suffolk retired trinity-pilot died 23 October 1904. Probate Ipswich 3 March (1905) to Milicia Almond widow. Effects £105 15s

[James William Almond was the husband of Milicia Almond, the landlady of the Three Mariners at Slaughden. They previously lived at Ocean Villas on Crag Path.]

Elizabeth Garrett ANDERSON died 17 December 1917:

ANDERSON Elizabeth Garrett of Alde House Aldeburgh Suffolk widow died 17 December 1917. Probate London 20 March (1918) to Louisa Garrett Anderson M.D. spinster sir Alan Garrett Anderson K.B.E. and George Garrett maltster. Effects £24098 3s. 9d.

James George Skelton ANDERSON died 25 March 1907

ANDERSON James George Skelton of 5 Fenchurch-avenue London and Alde-house Aldeburgh Suffolk died 25 March 1907 at 114a Harley-street Middlesex. Probate London 8 May (1907) to Elizabeth Garrett Anderson widow Alan Garrett Anderson shipowner and George Herbert Garrett maltster. Effects £165297 12s. 8d.

B

Charles Samuel BARLEY died 15 February 1950

BARLEY Charles Samuel of 1 Park-road Aldeburgh Suffolk died 15 February 1950 at The Cottage Hospital Aldeburgh.  Administration Ipswich 25 March (1950) to Zillah Elizabeth Barley widow. Effects £369 10s.

Harold Wesley BARLEY died 25 March 1930

BARLEY Harold Wesley of Margaret Villa Saxmundham-road Aldeburgh Suffolk died 25 March 1930 at the Hospital Ipswich. Administrtion Ipswich 19 February (1932) to Mary Agnes Barley widow. Effects £595.

Louisa BARLEY neé ALEXANDER died 8 October 1934

BARLEY Louisa of Neptune House Aldeburgh Suffolk (wife of Samuel Charles Barley) died 8 October 1934. Probate Ipswich 30 August  (1935) to Charlotte Louisa Cullen spinster. Effects £200.

Thomas William BARLEY died 12 November 1951

BARLEY Thomas William of 215 High-street Aldeburgh Suffolk died 12 November 1951. Probate London 5 January (1952) to Thomas Patrick Barley butcher. Effects £2,493 0s. 1d.

Ernest James BLOCK died 14 July 1913

BLOCK Ernest James of Aldeburgh Suffolk grocer died 14 July 1913 Administration (with Will) Ipswich 5 August (1913) to Emily Mary Block widow. Effects £172 9s. 2d.

C

Mary Elizabeth COSTICK neé BARLEY died 23 April 1927

COSTICK Mary Elizabeth of Marlborough House Kensington-road Ipswich widow died 23 April 1927. Administration Ipswich 1 June (1927) to Dorothy May Last (wife of Douglas Harold Last). Effects £228 6s. 2d.

G

Wilhemine Henriette Murray GALSWORTHY died 19 June 1962:

GALSWORTHY Wilhemine Henriette Murray of Sandhill Park Road Aldeburgh Suffolk widow died 19 June 1962 Probate London 19 September (1962) to Diana Catherine Isabel Reid (wife of David William Reid) and the said David William Reid brigadier H.H. army and Brian Justin Pritchard solicitor. Effects £27797 11s.

H

Nicholas Fenwick HELE died 5 February 1892

HELE Nicholas Fenwick of Rowley House Aldeburgh Suffolk esquire died 5 February 1892. Probate Ipswich 22 March (1892) to Harriet Hele widow and William Henry Hall brewer. Effects £2,684 9s. 4d.

Dudley Francis Amelius HERVEY died 1 June 1911

HERVEY Dudley Francis Amelius of Belstead Aldeburgh Suffolk died 1 June 1911. Probate London 4 October  (1912) to Griselda Mary Theophila Hervey widow. Effects £816 3s. 10d.

Griselda Mary Theophila HERVEY died 1 April 1929

HERVEY Griselda Mary Theophila of Belstead House School Aldeburgh Suffolk widow died 1 April 1929 at 2 Canning-place Middlesex. Administration (with Will) London 22 June (1929) to Dudley Edward Francis Cyril Hervey gentleman and Grizelda Violet Finetta Hariet Georgiana Hervey spinster. Effects £32,710 1s. 1d.

J

Alice Jane JAY died 18 November 1958

JAY Alice Jane of 27 Park Lane Aldeburgh Suffolk spinster died 18 Nov 1958. Probate Ipswich 20 February (1959) to Jane Marian Savage widow. Effects £3,676 15s. 10d.

K

George Oliver KNOWLES died 4 July 1932

KNOWLES George Oliver of 27 The Terrace Aldeburgh Suffolk died 4 July 1932. Probate London 16 August (1932) to Frank Leonard Knowles builder and Charles Horn traveller. Effects £4,336 7s.

Sarah Ann KNOWLES died 7 November 1932

KNOWLES Sarah Ann of 27 The Terrace Aldeburgh Suffolk widow died 7 November 1932. Probate London 28 June (1934) to Frank Leonard Knowles builder and Florence Georgina Phillips (wife of Arthur Phillips). Effects £503 1s. 5d.

R

Mary REEDER died 18 February 1890

REEDER Mary. 1 May (1890). The Will of Mary Reeder late of Aldeburgh in the County of Suffolk Spinster who died 18 February 1890 at Aldeburgh was proved at the Principal Registry by Louisa Garrett (Wife of Newsom Garrett, Esquire) of Aldeburgh the sole Executrix. Personal estate £26 7s. 6d.

[Mary Reeder is understood to have been born in 1789 and so would have been a centenarian at the time of her death]

S

Elizabeth Sarah SELF died 15 January 1944

SELF Elizabeth Sarah of 29 Park-lane Aldeburgh Suffolk widow died 15 January 1944. Probate Ipswich 5 April (1944) to Gordon Tilbery Self bank official. Effects £1.297 6s. 11d.

John Franklin SELF died 25 December 1943

SELF John Franklin of 20 Park-lane Aldeburgh Suffolk died 25 December 1943. Administration (with Will) Ipswich 3 July (1944) to Gordon Tilbery Self bank official. Effects £1,276 16s. 2d.

Samuel Wightman SMYTH died 6 April 1906

SMYTH Samuel Wightman of the “Elms” Aldeburgh Suffolk J.P. died 6 April 1906. Probate Ipswich 25 July (1906) to Sophia Amelia Smyth widow. Effects £5,273 15s. 9d.

Mildred SPECK neé JAY died 5 March 1963

SPECK Mildred of 27 Park Lane Aldeburgh Suffolk widow died 5 March 1963. Probate Ipswich 9 April (1963) to Jean Russell married woman. Effects £1,094 6s. 4d.

W

James Miller WARD died 8 May 1936

WARD James Miller of 71 King-street Aldeburgh Suffolk died 8 May 1936. Probate London 8 June (1936) to John Noel Cooper solicitor. Effects £195.

Arthur Thomas WINN died 5 October 1927

WINN Arthur Thomas of The Uplands, Aldeburgh, Suffolk died 5 October 1927, Probate Ipswich 29 November (1927) to Constance Winn widow. Effects £3,537 4s. 2d.

Then & Now – High Street (1)

High Street – c.1910

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Postcard View of High Street c.1910

High Street – July 2011

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High Street via Google Street View July 2011

Spot the many differences!

Apart from the fact that the angles of the two shots are different, on the near left, the row of cottages, and the taller building beyond, have hardly changed. Back in 1901 the row of cottages was known as Emeny Cottages. In the first image, the middle cottage, 3 Emeny Cottages (96 High St) would have been the Tailors Shop run then by Ernest William Block. 1 Emeny Cottages (92 High St), where the children were standing, is now known as Bee Cottage.

The story is very different on the right. Near right, the building with the mast in the first image was superceded by Wards Garage, now Wards Place. The very tall building was the former Post Office (105 High St) which as you know from our first ‘Then & Now’ was destroyed by bombs in WW2. Coming back towards the Town Steps, 103 and 101 High St have also been rebuilt. One building clearly present in both images is Bell Cottage (93 High St), built in 1805 with a distinctive arch feature. The protruding single storey building just beyond was a book store. That and the former cottage at 97 High St have gone leaving 99 High St standing quite alone (see below).

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99 High St standing alone & Bell Cottage to the right via Google Street View July 2011

Can you help?

Do you have any old photographs of Aldeburgh ‘then’? Or could you take photos of Aldeburgh ‘now’ from a similar angle to old postcard images we have? If so, please get in touch by emailing us at aldeburgh@oneplacestudy.org