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probate records : 1909

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 Clara Jane Hulbert 
Place of Probate London, England
Date of Probate 27th July 1909
Effects £5,265 4s.
Entry GINGELL Clara Jane of 34 Dumbarton-road Brixton-hill Surrey widow died 3 July 1909 Probate London 27 July to George Percival Gingell railway clerk and Clara Margaret Gingell spinster. Effects £5265 4s. Resworn £88 2s. 9d.
Name Mary Coventry 
Place of Probate London, England
Date of Probate 12th May 1909
Effects £6,365 10s. 6d.
Entry GINGELL Mary of Hayeswood Streatham Park Streatham Surrey widow died 17 April 1909 Probate London 12 May to Edward Coventry esquire Ellen Coventry spinster and Wilfred Baddeley solicitor. Effects £6065 10s. 6d. Resworn £6365 10s. 6d.
Reference ID PROB1909


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