probate records : 1889
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||Kent, England|
|Date of Probate||1st July 1889|
|Effects||£1,000 5s. 6d.|
|Entry||GYNGELL Anna. 1 July. The Will of Anna Gyngell formerly of 2 Gloucester-street in the Parish of Walcot in the City of Bath but late of Fair View Walmer in the County of Kent Spinster who died 14 May 1889 at Fair View was proved at the Principal Registry by Elizabeth Gyngell of 7 Sion-place in the said City Spinster the Sister the sole Executrix. Personal Estate £1, 000 5s. 6d.|