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probate records : 1892

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 Amelia Howell 
Place of Probate Bristol, Gloucestershire, England
Date of Probate 18th February 1892
Effects £16 10s. 6d.
Entry GINGELL Amelia of 4 Harrington Place Church Lane Bedminster Bristol widow died 27 January 1892 at 4 Algiers Street Windmill Hill Bedminster Probate Bristol 18 February to Richard May Webber tanner Effects £16 10s. 6d.
Name Martha Irving 
Place of Probate London, England
Date of Probate 25th March 1892
Effects £6,135 7s. 5d.
Entry GINGELL Martha of 8 Leyland Road Lee Kent widow died 11 March 1892 Probate London 25 March to John Irving the younger coal merchant and Edwin Stapleton Barnard gentleman Effects £6135 7s. 5d. resworn May 1892 £6613 11s. 4d.
Reference ID PROB1892


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