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Why might somebody whose will was proved be missing from the Probate Registers?

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Why might somebody whose will was proved be missing from the Probate Registers?

Posted: 1285708340000
Classification: Query
I have a probate copy of a will made by a member of my family who died in August 1901.

Probate was granted November 1901 to his brother-in-law, but the testator is not included in the Registers now available on Ancestry.

The will copy doesn't state which registry was involved. The testator, who was a Civil Engineer,lived in Dulwich but died unexpectedly after a short illness in Looe,Cornwall, where he was working at the time. The Executor lived in Saltash.

I have searched the National Archives website, but cannot find any reason why someone whose will was proved might be missing from the registers, other than the ownership personal effects worth less than £20. In fact there are many people listed with effects below £20. The testator in 1901 was not poor, and certainly left an estate worth more than £20.

Can anyone explain?
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