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probate records : 1887

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 Betty Gingell 
Place of Probate Wiltshire, England
Date of Probate 2nd September 1887
Effects £204 18s. 6d.
Entry GINGELL Betty. 2 September. The Will of Betty Gingell late of Purlpit - road in the Parish of Atworth in the County of Wilts Spinster who died 21 July 1887 at Atworth was proved at Salisbury by George Rushmoor Gingell of Atworth Labourer one of the Executors. Personal Estate £14 18s. 6d. Resworn July 1888 £204 18s. 6d.
Name Hannah Card 
Place of Probate Wiltshire, England
Date of Probate 7th June 1887
Effects £67
Entry GINGELL Hannah. 7 June. The Will of Hannah Gingell late of the Ridge in the Parish of Corsham in the County of Wilts Widow who died 24 May 1887 at the Ridge was proved at the Principal Registry by Henry Smith of Green-hill in Corsham Quarry Foreman one of the Executors. Personal Estate £67.
Name Sarah Christiane Broughton Gingell 
Place of Probate Essex, England
Date of Probate 9th March 1887
Effects £616 14s. 9d.
Entry GINGELL Sarah Christiana Broughton. 9 March. Administration of the Personal Estate of Sarah Christiana Broughton Gingell (Wife of John Gingell) late of Buckhurst Hill in the County of Essex who died 9 February 1887 at Buckhurst Hill was granted at the Principal Registry to the said John Gingell of Buckhurst Hill Farmer. Personal Estate £616 14s. 9d.
Reference ID PROB1887


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