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probate records : 1938

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

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SourceEngland & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966
Name Edward James Gingell 
Place of Probate Bristol, Gloucestershire, England
Date of Probate 11th April 1938
Effects £1,427 15s. 6d.
Entry GINGELL Edward James of 11 Thornbank-place Bath died 2 March 1938 Probate Bristol 11 April to Alice Gingell widow. Effects £1427 15s. 6d.
Name Elizabeth Creed 
Place of Probate London, England
Date of Probate 18th March 1938
Effects £312 6s. 5d.
Entry GINGELL Elizabeth of 12 Park-place Ashton Keynes Wiltshire widow died 25 January 1938 Probate London 18 March to Raymond Gingell retired clerk of works and Eli Gingell retired station master. Effects £312 6s. 5d.
Name Frederick Gingell 
Place of Probate Winchester, Hampshire, England
Date of Probate 28th January 1938
Effects £439 14s. 1d.
Entry GINGELL Frederick of Studley Hall Calne Wiltshire died 7 November 1937 Administration Winchester 28 January to Gladys Gingell widow. Effects £439 14s. 1d.
Name Lillie Aguass 
Place of Probate London, England
Date of Probate 12th November 1938
Effects £111 16s. 1d.
Entry GINGELL Lillie of 6 Vernon-road Stratford Essex (wife of Richard Gingell) died 8 October 1938 Administration London 12 November to the said Richard Gingell. Effects £111 16s. 1d.
Name Morgan Gingell 
Place of Probate London, England
Date of Probate 7th April 1938
Effects £218 17s.
Entry GINGELL Morgan of 31 Carew-road West Ealing Middlesex died 8 March 1938 Administration London 7 April to Edith Gingell widow. Effects £218 17s.
Name Hubert Foster Gyngell 
Place of Probate London, England
Date of Probate 23rd March 1938
Effects £122 0s. 3d.
Entry GYNGELL Hubert Foster of 119 Nightingale-road Wood Green Middlesex died 9 February 1938 at Royal Northern Hospital Islington Middlesex Administration London 23 March to Dorothy Ethel Gyngell widow. Effects £122 0s. 3d.
Reference ID PROB1938


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