probate records : 1858
This collection contains summaries of the vast majority of probate cases in England and Wales between 1858-1966. It effectively forms an index to wills and probate records for this period.
The records were created by the Probate Registry, which took control of proving wills and administrations in 1858. Before this, four different types of ecclesiastical (church) courts dealt with these cases. A Principal Probate Registry was established in London in January 1858, and several district probate registries were created around the country. From then on, the registries oversaw all grants of probate and letters of administration. This collection is the Calendar of these grants.
The Calendar is separated into a different volume for each year. The entries in each volume are then alphabetised by surname. Information varies across different entries, but each typically includes:
- Probate date
- Full name of the deceased
- Death date
- Death place
- Registry where issued
For more information, please visit the Probate Registry's website.
Names marked thus have been cross referenced to a family tree included on the website.
|Source||England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966|
|Place of Probate||Bilston, Staffordshire, England|
|Date of Probate||10th September 1858|
|Entry||GINGELL Ann Woodcock. 10 September. Letters of Administration of the Personal estate and effects of Ann Woodcock Gingell (wife of Thomas Gingell) late of Bilston in the county of Stafford deceased who died 19 November 1839 at Bilston aforesaid were granted at Lichfield to Charles Gingell of the Township of Ridgacre in the Parish of Hales Owen in the county of Worcester Laborer the Son and Administrator of the Personal estate and effects of the said Henry Gingell he having been first sworn. Effects under £20.|
|Place of Probate||Wombourne, Staffordshire, England|
|Date of Probate||27th August 1858|
|Entry||GINGELL Thomas. 27 August. Letters of Administration of the Personal Estate and effects of Thomas Gingell late of Wombourne in the county of Stafford Officer of Excise a Widower deceased who died 13 March 1846 at Wombourne aforesaid were granted at Lichfield to Charles Gingell of the Township of Ridgacre in the Parish of Hales Owen in the county of Worcester Laborer one of the Children of the said Deceased he having been first sworn. Effects under £100.|