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probate records : 1888

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

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SourceEngland & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966
Name George Gingell 
Place of Probate Wiltshire, England
Date of Probate 29th March 1888
Effects £144 9s. 9d.
Entry GINGELL George. 29 March. The Will of George Gingell late of Redstocks in the Parish of Melksham in the County of Wilts Labourer who died 11 March 1888 at Redstocks was proved at the Principal Registry by Edmund Pocock of Durletts Farm in the Parish of Rowde in the said County and Charles Gumm of Seend in the said County Farmers the Executors. Personal Estate £144 9s. 9d.
Name John Gingell 
Place of Probate Essex, England
Date of Probate 18th October 1888
Effects £4,362 4s. 2d.
Entry GINGELL John. 18 October. The Will of John Gingell late of Buckhurst Hill in the County of Essex Gentleman who died 5 October 1888 at Buckhurst Hill was proved at the Principal Registry by William Henry Gingell of the Kent - and - Essex - yard High - street Whitechapel in the County of Middlesex Hay Salesman and John Gingell of Theydon Bois in the County of Essex Corn Merchant and James Gingell of High Laver Hall near Ongar in the County of Essex Farmer the Sons the Executors. Personal Estate £4, 362 4s. 2d.
Name William Gingell 
Place of Probate Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England
Date of Probate 5th December 1888
Effects £1,523 3s. 2d.
Entry GINGELL William. 5 December. The Will of William Gingell late of Barnwood in the County of Gloucester Gentleman who died 13 November 1888 at Barnwood was proved at Gloucester by William Priday of Brockworth Court in the said County Farmer and Frederick Hawkins Bretherton of the City of Gloucester Solicitor the Executors. Personal Estate £1, 523 3s. 2d.
Reference ID PROB1888


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