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probate records : 1937

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 Margaret Gingell 
Place of Probate London, England
Date of Probate 7th August 1937
Effects £219 5s. 11d.
Entry GINGELL Clara Margaret of 40 Norfolk House-road Streatham London S.W.16 spinster died 7 July 1937 at 164 St. John's Hill Baltersea London S.W.11 Probate London 7 August to Reginald Hubert Foreshew analyst. Effects £219 5s. 11d.
Name Emma Matilda Face 
Place of Probate Llandaff, Glamorgan, Wales
Date of Probate 12th April 1937
Effects £150 8s. 8d.
Entry GINGELL Emma Matilda of 16 Wyndham-terrace Pontymister Monmouthshire (wife of Herbert Charles Gingell) died 31 January 1937 Probate Llandaff 12 April to Lennard Gingell collier and Herbert Gingell labourer. Effects £150 8s. 8d.
Name Mary Ann Loft 
Place of Probate London, England
Date of Probate 11th January 1937
Effects £138 18s. 9d.
Entry GINGELL Mary Ann of Broadley Tower-road Epping Essex widow died 14 September 1936 Probate London 11 January to Herbert Boyer Brown retired wine and spirit merchant. Effects £138 18s. 9d.
Name Herbert Rawlings Gyngell 
Place of Probate Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England
Date of Probate 20th March 1937
Effects £1,059 9s. 11d.
Entry GYNGELL Herbert Rawlings of 39 Church-street Tewksbury Gloucestershire died 9 January 1937 Probate Gloucester 20 March to the General Accident Fire and Life Assurance Corporation Limited. Effects £1059 9s. 11d.
Reference ID PROB1937


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