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probate records : 1946

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 Alice Maude Seader 
Place of Probate Llandudno, Caernarvonshire, Wales
Date of Probate 21st March 1946
Effects £6,065 14s. 1d.
Entry GINGELL Alice Maud of 17 Eastern-road Fortis Green Middlesex widow died 2 December 1945 Probate Llandudno 21 March to Reginald Seader Gingell bank official and Gertrude Gladys Douglas (wife of Charles Douglas). Effects £6065 14s. 1d.
Name Annie Jane Birt 
Place of Probate Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England
Date of Probate 21st March 1946
Effects £2,276 3s. 1d.
Entry GINGELL Annie Jane of Birdwood Churcham Gloucestershire widow died 20 February 1946 at Norton Farm Lea Bailey Herefordshire Probate Gloucester 2 May to George Gingell farm manager and Merson Tucker sub-postmaster. Effects £2276 3s. 1d.
Name Charles Henry Farmer Gingell 
Place of Probate Winchester, Hampshire, England
Date of Probate 5th December 1946
Effects £1,929 16s. 8d.
Entry GINGELL Charles Henry Farmer of Seend Cleeve Seend Wiltshire died 11 October 1946 at Ashton Common Steeple Ashton Wiltshire Probate Winchester 5 December to Lloyds Bank Limited. Effects £1929 16s. 8d.
Name Edith Alexandra Wheeler 
Place of Probate Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England
Date of Probate 3rd June 1946
Effects £448 15s. 3d.
Entry GINGELL Edith Alexandra of 14 Alfred-street Gloucester (wife of William Thomas Gingell) died 7 May 1946 Probate Gloucester 3 June to William Henry Gingell cost accountant. Effects £448 15s. 3d.
Name Georgina E. Campbell 
Place of Probate London, England
Date of Probate 1st November 1946
Effects £883 15s. 4d.
Entry GINGELL Georgina Esther of 48 Sutton-road Maidstone widow died 3 August 1946 at The West Kent General Hospital Maidstone Probate London 1 November to Flora Margaret Campbell and Edith Mary Campbell spinsters. Effects £883 15s. 4d.
Name Harry Jack Gingell 
Place of Probate London, England
Date of Probate 17th July 1946
Effects £252 10s.
Entry GINGELL Harry Jack of 141 Footscray-road Eltham Kent died 1 April 1946 at The Cottage Hospital Eltham Administration London 17 July to Edna May Gingell widow. Effects £252 10s.
Name Kate Nurton 
Place of Probate Bristol, Gloucestershire, England
Date of Probate 29th July 1946
Effects £1,563 10s.
Entry GINGELL Kate of Post Office Cannington Bridgwater Somersetshire (wife of George Oliver Gingell) died 7 June 1946 Probate Bristol 29 July to the said George Oliver Gingell retired bootshop manager. Effects £1563 10s.
Name Mary Davey 
Place of Probate Bristol, Gloucestershire, England
Date of Probate 5th July 1946
Effects £96 15s. 7d.
Entry GINGELL Mary of 114 Avonvalue-road Redfield Bristol 5 (wife of Edward Stephen Gingell) died 26 March 1946 Administration Bristol 5 July to the said Edward Stephen Gingell retired pipe fitter. Effects £96 15s. 7d.
Name Mary 
Place of Probate Llandaff, Glamorgan, Wales
Date of Probate 2nd December 1946
Effects £21 4s. 7d.
Entry GINGELL Mary of 54 Handrecafn-road Penygraig Rhondda Glamorganshire (wife of Henry Gingell) died 23 August 1945 Administration Llandaff 2 December to the said Henry Gingell retired milk vendor. Effects £21 4s. 7d.
Name Mary Ann Gingell 
Place of Probate Bristol, Gloucestershire, England
Date of Probate 6th November 1946
Effects £973 18s. 2d.
Entry GINGELL Mary Ann of 2 Woodbine-place Combe Down Bath spinster died 13 September 1946 at St. Martins Hospital Bath Administration Bristol 6 November to Lydia Gingell spinster. Effects £973 18s. 2d.
Reference ID PROB1946


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