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probate records : 1941

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 Ada Mary Gingell 
Place of Probate Bristol, Gloucestershire, England
Date of Probate 27th August 1941
Effects £37 9s.
Entry GINGELL Ada Mary of 11 Thornbank-place Oldfield Park Bath spinster died 6 January 1940 Administration (with Will) Bristol 27 August to Alice Gingell widow. Effects £37 9s.
Name Harry Gingell 
Place of Probate Llandudno, Caernarvonshire, Wales
Date of Probate 20th November 1941
Effects £2,797 16s. 3d.
Entry GINGELL Harry of 8 Brookfield-terrace Leeds died 4 May 1941 at Four Lane Ends Killinghall near Harrogate Administration Llandudno 20 November to The Yorkshire Penny Bank Limited. Effects £2797 16s. 3d.
Reference ID PROB1941


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