probate records : 1860
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||Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England|
|Date of Probate||19th March 1860|
|Entry||GINGELL Daniel M.D. 19th March. The Will of Daniel Gingell late of Moorton in the Parish of Thornbury in the County of Gloucester M.D. deceased who died 7 February 1860 at Moorton aforesaid was proved at Gloucester by the oath of Anne Gingell of Moorton aforesaid Widow the Relict and the sole Executrix. Effects under £1, 500.|