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probate records : 1945

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 Basil Gingell 
Place of Probate Llandudno, Caernarvonshire, Wales
Date of Probate 6th January 1945
Effects £93 6s. 4d.
Entry GINGELL Basil of Shetlocks Matching Tye Harlow Essex died 27 August 1944 at Haymeads Emergency Hospital Bishops Stortford Essex Administration Llandudno 6 January to Lilian Grace Gingell widow. Effects £93 6s. 4d.
Name Edwin Richard Gingell 
Place of Probate Bristol, Gloucestershire, England
Date of Probate 7th May 1945
Effects £881 1s. 4d.
Entry GINGELL Edwin Richard of Orchard Cottage Litton Chewton Mendip near Bath died 7 January 1945 Administration (with Will) Bristol 7 May to Emily Gingell widow. Effects £881 1s. 4d.
Name Ellen Gingell 
Place of Probate Llandaff, Glamorgan, Wales
Date of Probate 11th July 1945
Effects £2,362 16s. 4d.
Entry GINGELL Ellen of 91 Miskin-road Trealaw Glamorganshire spinster died 15 May 1945 Probate Llandaff 11 July to Ernest Roberts coal weigher. Effects £2362 16s. 4d.
Name Richard Gingell 
Place of Probate Llandudno, Caernarvonshire, Wales
Date of Probate 17th December 1945
Effects £161 5s. 6d.
Entry GINGELL Richard of 6 Vernon-road Stratford West Ham Essex died 24 June 1939 at Whipps Cross Hospital Leyton Essex Administration Llandudno 17 December to Joseph Gingell thermometer maker. Effects £161 5s. 6d.
Reference ID PROB1945


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