Will, Probate and inheritance - Scotland


UK GRO Certificates provides a fast and simple service to obtain Scotland Wills Probate Records and Copies.

100% Confidential Service. Under no circumstances are the executors, family members or any third party informed that a search has been made or that a copy of a will has been supplied.

If you require a copy of a will for Legal Reasons, Family Disputes, Genealogy Research or simple curiosity, we can supply a copy of a will or Probate registered in England & Wales from January 1858 up to the present day.

  • Standard Service
  • £ 54.50 /copy

    Order Scotland Wills and Probate - Per 4 year search - Despatch with in 15 to 21 working days

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  • £ 70.95 /copy

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We access to indexes relating to all Probate records for the whole of England and Wales from 11 January 1858 up to the present day. You may apply for a copy of any proved Will, as well as a copy of the Grant of Representation. The Grant will tell you who were the Executors or Administrators (those appointed to gather in and distribute the estate). It may also tell you the name of the Solicitor acting for them (if any) and the value of the estate, although usually only in very broad terms. The financial summary shown on the Grant is the only information relating to the estate that the Probate record contains. No inventory or estate accounts are available.

If the death was recent, it may be that Probate has not yet been cleared. Consequently, it may be advisable to wait two or three months after the date of death before having a search made, in order to allow time for the Probate process to be completed.

If you apply before Probate has been completed, you will be notified that no details are available. If you wish to pursue your enquiry, you will need to re-apply after a suitable interval, enclosing a further fee and resubmitting all the relevant details, or enter a Standing Search. A Standing Search remains in force for a period of 6 months from the date of entry and provides copies of the Will (if any) and Grant if a Grant issues during this period.

The standard fee covers a 4-year search starting from the year in which the death occurred (or the year from which you ask us to start searching). Longer searches are charged per 4-year period. Please specify the period to be searched (as well as the date of death if known) and send the appropriate fee. If the death occurred within the last 4 years, the search will be made up to the most recent index. If the search is successful, we will obtain and forward copies of the Will and/or Grant as requested. If no Grant has issued in this time, you will be notified accordingly. We aim to respond to your request within 10 to 15 working days.

If a record is traced, the standard fee includes one copy of the Will, if any, and Grant, if requested. If the details you supply are incomplete, ambiguous or incorrect and the documents cannot be traced as a result, you will be asked to reapply, giving the correct information and enclosing a further payment.

We cannot accept responsibility for the accuracy of the search unless full and correct details are given that accord with the information supplied on application for the Grant, normally the information in the Register of Deaths. If there is insufficient information to make a search, we will contact you for further details. Please note that your payment is not refundable in the event of a negative search result.

 If you are applying for copies of older documents, you should be aware that some of these are in poor condition. Although we make every effort to produce a legible copy from the documents we hold, a small proportion will be of unavoidable poor quality.

Note: Please note that, if Probate has not been granted, the Probate Service will have no record of the estate and will therefore not be able to provide copies of any document relating to it. Please also note that sealed copies are only available to executors/administrators of an estate.


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