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probate records : 1947

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 Alan Bruce Gingell 
Place of Probate London, England
Date of Probate 26th June 1947
Effects £5,293 12s. 7d.
Entry GINGELL Alan Bruce of High Pine Club Weybridge Surrey died 12 April 1947 at The Hospital Weybridge Probate London 26 June to Adelaide Joan Gingell widow. Effects £5293 12s 7d.
Name Alice Maud Smith 
Place of Probate Bristol, Gloucestershire, England
Date of Probate 22nd September 1947
Effects £217 7s. 1d.
Entry GINGELL Alice Maud of 2 Prospect Cottages Kingsdown Wiltshire widow died 11 August 1947 Administration Bristol 22 September to George Gingell boiler-hose stoker. Effects £217 7s 1d.
Name Emily Gingell 
Place of Probate London, England
Date of Probate 19th November 1947
Effects £405 3s. 6d.
Entry GINGELL Emily of The Cliff Box Hill Box Wiltshire spinster died 4 July 1947 Probate London 19 November to Frederick George Neate builder. Effects £405 3s 6d.
Name George Edward Gingell 
Place of Probate Llandaff, Glamorgan, Wales
Date of Probate 23rd May 1947
Effects £370 13s. 6d.
Entry GINGELL George Edward of 60 Fairway Stafford died 30 March 1947 at 52 Marston-road Stafford Probate Llandaff 23 May to Henry Gingell retired milk vendor and Ernest Roberts railway clerk. Effects £370 13s 6d.
Name Gerald Jephson Gingell 
Place of Probate Lewes, Sussex, England
Date of Probate 20th June 1947
Effects £848 2s. 7d.
Entry GINGELL Gerald Jephson of 5 St. Kilda Mansions Eastbourne died 27 January 1947 Probate Lewes 20 June to Edith Abram Gingell widow. Effects £848 2s 7d.
Name Joseph John Gingell 
Place of Probate Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England
Date of Probate 20th June 1947
Effects £1,408 4s.
Entry GINGELL Joseph John otherwise John Joseph of 96 Grandville-avenue Long Eaton Derbyshire died 12 January 1947 Administration (with Will) Nottingham 21 February to George Victor Gingle shop-keeper. Effects £1408 4s.
Name Ruth Shaw 
Place of Probate London, England
Date of Probate 4th October 1947
Effects £2,546 15s. 9d.
Entry GINGELL Ruth of 126 Walkley-lane Sheffield (wife of Leonard Gingell) died 12 June 1947 at The Royal Infirmary Sheffield Probate London 4 October to Elsie Shaw spinster. Effects £2546 15s. 9d.
Name William Broughton Gingell 
Place of Probate Lewes, Sussex, England
Date of Probate 21st June 1947
Effects £671 0s. 1d.
Entry GINGELL William Broughton D.F.C. D.F.M. of Earlye Farm Wadhurst Sussex died 1 August 1946 Probate Lewes 21 June to William Henry Gingell farmer. Effects £671 0s. 1d.
Name Emily Ellen Creed 
Place of Probate Oxford, Oxfordshire, England
Date of Probate 15th March 1947
Effects £17,300 0s. 7d.
Entry GYNGELL Emily Ellen of 23 Northcourt-avenue Reading widow died 6 January 1947 Probate Oxford 15 March to Alec Creed Gyngell newsagent and tobacconist and Gladys Whiting Dale (wife of Wilfred Eugene Dale). Effects £17300 0s 7d.
Reference ID PROB1947


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