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probate records : 1891

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 Daniel Nimrod Gingell 
Place of Probate Middlesex, England
Date of Probate 9th November 1891
Effects £96 4s.
Entry GINGELL Daniel Nimrod. 9 November. Administration of the Personal Estate of Daniel Nimrod Gingell late of Upper - Gordon - road Enfield in the County of Middlesex Licensed Victualler's Manager a Bachelor who died 12 October 1891 at Upper-Gordon-road was granted at the Principal Registry to Sarah Elizabeth Gingell of Flower Cottage Upper-Gordon-road Spinster the Sister and one of the Next of Kin. Personal Estate £96 4s.
Name John Gingell 
Place of Probate Leicester, Leicestershire, England
Date of Probate 2nd November 1891
Effects £72 1s. 9d.
Entry GINGELL John. 2 November. Administration of the Personal Estate of John Gingell late of 3 Lexham - street Belgrave in the County of Leicester Hatter who died 6 December 1890 at Leicester in the said County was granted at Leicester to Mary Ann Gingell of 3 Lexham-street Widow the Relict. Personal Estate £72 1s. 9d.
Name Samuel Gingell 
Place of Probate Bristol, Gloucestershire, England
Date of Probate 11th June 1891
Effects £90
Entry GINGELL Samuel. 11 June. The Will of Samuel Gingell late of 4 Harrington-place Church-lane Bedminster in the City of Bristol Shipwright who died 20 May 1891 at the Lunatic Asylum at Stapleton in the County of Gloucester was proved at Bristol by Amelia Gingell of 4 Harrington - place Widow the Relict the sole Executrix. Personal Estate £90.
Reference ID PROB1891


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