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probate records : 1908

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 Edwin Alfred Gingell 
Place of Probate London, England
Date of Probate 27th February 1908
Effects £171 6s. 9d.
Entry GINGELL Edward Alfred of Upper Westwood Wiltshire died 25 December 1907 Probate London 27 February to Sydney Ernest Marsh farmer. Effects £171 6s. 9d.
Name Sarah Gingell 
Place of Probate London, England
Date of Probate 30th April 1908
Effects £1,322 10s. 8d.
Entry GINGELL Sarah of the Oaks Kendal-avenue Epping Essex spinster died 1 April 1908 Probate London 30 April to Frederick Gingell and William Gingell dairy farmer. Effects £1322 10s. 8d.
Name William Gingell 
Place of Probate Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England
Date of Probate 7th July 1908
Effects £147
Entry GINGELL William of High-street Marshfield Gloucestershire died 9 June 1908 Probate Gloucester 7 July to Sidney Pointing retired millwright. Effects £147 0s. 0d.
Reference ID PROB1908


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