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probate records : 1899

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 Albert Gyngell 
Place of Probate Worcester, Worcestershire, England
Date of Probate 4th March 1899
Effects £567 5s. 3d.
Entry GYNGELL Albert of 1 Waverley-terrace Bath-road Worcester artist died 5 January 1894 Administration Worcester 4 March to Elizabeth Gyngell widow Effects £567 5s. 3d.
Name Lionel Violet Gyngell 
Place of Probate Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England
Date of Probate 24th November 1899
Effects £403 8s. 3d.
Entry GYNGELL Violet Lionel of Southwell Nottinghamshire gentleman died 31 October 1899 Probate Nottingham 24 November to Wilhelmina Gyngell widow Effects £403 8s. 3d.
Reference ID PROB1899


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