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probate records : 1870

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.


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SourceEngland & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966
Name Anne Cullimore 
Place of Probate Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England
Date of Probate 15th March 1870
Effects £2,000
Entry GINGELL Anne. 15 March. The Will with a Codicil of Anne Gingell late of Morton in the Parish and Manor of Thornbury in the County of Gloucester Widow deceased who died 29 January 1870 at Morton aforesaid was proved at Gloucester by the oath of Mary Raymond Vawdrey (Wife of William Vawdrey, Gentleman) of Nansough House in the Parish of Ladock in the County of Cornwall the Daughter the sole Executrix. Effects under £2, 000.
Name John Gingell 
Place of Probate Essex, England
Date of Probate 23rd June 1870
Effects £450
Entry GINGELL John. 4 August. The Will of John Gingell late of Little Hallingbury in the County of Essex Baker deceased who died 28 June 1870 at Little Hallingbury aforesaid was proved at the Principal Registry by the oath of the Reverend Stanley Pemberton of Little Hallingbury aforesaid Clerk one of the Executors. Effects under £450.
Name George Gingell 
Place of Probate Chippenham, Wiltshire, England
Date of Probate 9th February 1870
Effects £200
Entry GINGELL George. 9 February. Letters of administration of the Personal estate and effects of George Gingell late of Chippenham in the County of Wilts Railway Policeman deceased who died 6 July 1869 at Chippenham aforesaid were granted at the Principal Registry to Ann Gingell of Chippenham aforesaid Widow the Relict of the said Deceased she having been first sworn. Effects under £200.
Reference ID PROB1870


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