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probate records : 1948

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 Ada May Stoyle 
Place of Probate London, England
Date of Probate 10th December 1948
Effects £127
Entry GINGELL Ada May of 48 Baring-square Plymouth (wife of Walter Raymond Gingell) died 23 November 1948 Administration London 10 December to the said Walter Raymond Gingell retired civil servant. Effects £127.
Name Clara Frances Lumkin 
Place of Probate London, England
Date of Probate 30th October 1948
Effects £244 15s. 6d.
Entry GINGELL Clara Frances of 42 Bramcote-avenue Mitcham Surrey (wife of Ernest William Gingell) died 31 August 1948 Administration (with Will) London 30 October to the said Ernest William Gingell stone mason. Effects £244 15s. 6d.
Name Ellen Gertrude White 
Place of Probate Bristol, Gloucestershire, England
Date of Probate 3rd November 1948
Effects £107 3s.
Entry GINGELL Ellen Gertrude of 8 Trinity-square Walcot Bath (wife of Frederick Herbert Gingell) died 14 September 1948 at St. Martins Hospital Bath Administration Bristol 3 November to the said Frederick Herbert Gingell club commissionaire. Effects £107 3s.
Name Emily Alice Hill 
Place of Probate Bristol, Gloucestershire, England
Date of Probate 30th August 1948
Effects £4,272 16s. 4d.
Entry GINGELL Emily Alice of 91 Barrow-road Barton Hill Bristol (wife of William Gingell) died 2 July 1948 Administration Bristol 30 August to the said William Gingell electric power press die setter and Doris Ellen Price (wife of Francis Price). Effects £4272 16s. 4d.
Name George Gingell 
Place of Probate Bristol, Gloucestershire, England
Date of Probate 27th February 1948
Effects £1,113 4s.
Entry GINGELL George of 32 Bradley-avenue Shirehampton Bristol died 15 December 1947 Probate Bristol 27 February to Fanny Gingell widow. Effects £1113 4s.
Name Jane Barbara Dale 
Place of Probate London, England
Date of Probate 1st May 1948
Effects £112 0s. 5d.
Entry GINGELL Jane Barbara of 33 Lower Manor-road Farncombe Surrey died 18 February 1948 Administration London 1 May to Maud Mary Agar widow. Effects £112 0s. 5d.
Name Robert Broughton Gingell 
Place of Probate London, England
Date of Probate 20th May 1948
Effects £3,186 7s.
Entry GINGELL Robert Broughton of Midhurst 67 Russell-road Buckhurst Hill Essex died 22 May 1947 Probate London 20 May to Ellen Mabel Gingell widow. Effects £3186 7s.
Name Arthur Keable Gyngell 
Place of Probate Exeter, Devon, England
Date of Probate 2nd October 1948
Effects £3,508 8s. 3d.
Entry GYNGELL Arthur Keable of Dormans Pinhoe Devonshire died 26 July 1948 at Harrington-lane Pinhoe Probate Exeter 2 October to Kathleen Marian Gyngell spinster. Effects £3508 8s. 3d.
Name Arthur Lionel Gyngell 
Place of Probate London, England
Date of Probate 1st July 1948
Effects £259 16s.
Entry GYNGELL Arthur Lionel of 177 Maida Vale London W.9 died 27 April 1948 at The Paddington Hospital London W.9 Probate London 1 July to Eric Lionel Hawtry Gyngell bank clerk. Effects £259 16s.
Name Ethel Louise King 
Place of Probate Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England
Date of Probate 7th July 1948
Effects £2,067 6s. 10d.
Entry GYNGELL Ethel Louise of 1 Church-street Tewkesbury Gloucestershire (wife of Frederick John Gyngell) died 24 April 1948 Administration Gloucester 7 July to the said Frederick John Gyngell engineer and Dora Evelyn Young (wife of Arthur Tom Young). Effects £2067 6s. 10d.
Reference ID PROB1948


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