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probate records : 1942

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 Albert Edward Gingell 
Place of Probate Leicester, Leicestershire, England
Date of Probate 25th February 1942
Effects £250
Entry GINGELL Albert Edward of 23 Cottesmore-road Leicester died 12 January 1942 at 2 Swain-street Leicester Probate Leicester 25 February to Ernest Richard Findley retired hosiery operative and Jessie Hill (wife of Amos Hill). Effects £250.
Name Alice Gingell 
Place of Probate Llandudno, Caernarvonshire, Wales
Date of Probate 23rd June 1942
Effects £242 3s. 4d.
Entry GINGELL Alice of 89 Reigate Hill Reigate Surrey spinster died 31 March 1942 at Surrey County Hospital Redhill Surrey Administration (with Will) Llandudno 23 June to Willis Matilda Gingell widow. Effects £242 3s. 4d.
Name Basil Guy Gingell 
Place of Probate Ipswich, Suffolk, England
Date of Probate 9th December 1942
Effects £78 4s. 4d.
Entry GINGELL Basil Guy of Shetlocks Matching Tye Harlow Essex died 23 May 1942 at Ranchi Bombay India on war service Administration Ipswich 9 December to Margaret Joan Gingell widow. Effects £78 4s. 4d.
Name Bessie Sheppard 
Place of Probate Winchester, Hampshire, England
Date of Probate 15th June 1942
Effects £52 8s.
Entry GINGELL Bessie of 7 Council-cottages Poulshot Wiltshire widow died 17 December 1941 Probate Winchester 15 June to Alfred Fielding master baker. Effects £52 8s.
Name Henry Gingell 
Place of Probate Winchester, Hampshire, England
Date of Probate 3rd September 1942
Effects £80
Entry GINGELL Henry of 22 Tockenham near Wootton Bassett Wiltshire died 21 May 1940 Probate Winchester 3 September to Sidney Gingell agricultural labourer. Effects £80.
Name Jane 
Place of Probate Bodmin, Cornwall, England
Date of Probate 9th March 1942
Effects £264 6s. 8d.
Entry GINGELL Janie of Caradon View Pensilva Liskeard Cornwall widow died 10 January 1942 Administration Bodmin 9 March to Beatrice Maud Gingell spinster. Effects £264 6s. 8d.
Reference ID PROB1942


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