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probate records : 1864

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 Charles Gingell 
Place of Probate Bristol, Gloucestershire, England
Date of Probate 18th April 1864
Effects £100
Entry GINGELL Charles. 18 April. The Will of Charles Gingell late of 8 Gay's-buildings in the Parish of Walcot in the Borough of Bath Grocer deceased who died 22 October 1863 at Gay's-buildings aforesaid was proved at Bristol by the oath of Mary Ann Gingell of 8 Gay's-buildings aforesaid Widow the Relict the sole Executrix. Effects under £100.
Name William Raymond Gingell 
Place of Probate Hankow, China
Date of Probate 17th August 1864
Effects £200
Entry GINGELL William Raymond. 17 August. The Will of William Raymond Gingell late of Hankow in the Empire of China Her Britannic Majesty's Consul there deceased who died 10 August 1863 at Hankow aforesaid was proved at the Principal Registry by the oaths of William Vawdrey of Penpoll near Hayle in the County of Cornwall Esquire and Fanny Gingell of 41 Kensington-Park-gardens in the County of Middlesex Widow the Relict the Executors. Effects under £200 in England.
Reference ID PROB1864


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