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probate records : 1953

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 Arthur Gingell 
Place of Probate Oxford, Oxfordshire, England
Date of Probate 26th October 1953
Effects £566 18s. 6d.
Entry GINGELL Arthur of 3 Manor-cottages Frog-lane Long Crendon Buckinghamshire died 12 September 1953 at The Victoria Cottage Hospital Thame Oxfordshire Probate Oxford 26 October to Phyllis Betty Blanche Bye (wife of Harold John Bye). Effects £566 18s. 6d.
Name Daisy Rundall Gingell 
Place of Probate Bristol, Gloucestershire, England
Date of Probate 15th May 1953
Effects £372 1s. 3d.
Entry GINGELL Daisy Rundell of 2 Grenville-place Hotwells Bristol spinster died 20 February 1953 Administration Bristol 15 April to Albert Edward Rundell Gingell retired boilermaker and Frederick William Gingell retired docker. Effects £372 1s. 3d.
Name Louisa Ellen Florence Kent 
Place of Probate London, England
Date of Probate 19th May 1953
Effects £921 5s. 3d.
Entry GINGELL Louisa Ellen Florence of 22 Sandringham-road Worcester Park Surrey (wife of Arthur Gingell) died 7 March 1953 at 26 Wolverton-avenue Kingston-upon-Thames Administration London 19 May to the said Arthur Gingell coach painter. Effects £921 5s. 3d.
Name Mary Beatrice Gingell 
Place of Probate Bristol, Gloucestershire, England
Date of Probate 28th September 1953
Effects £631 15s. 11d.
Entry GINGELL Mary Beatrice of 114 Avonvale-road Redfield Bristol spinster died 5 December 1952 Probate Bristol 28 September to Elsie Violet Gingell spinster. Effects £631 15s. 11d.
Name Elizabeth Annie Daffurn 
Place of Probate London, England
Date of Probate 1st May 1953
Effects £409 17s. 6d.
Entry GYNELL Elizabeth Annie of 31 Sutherland-grove Southfields London widow died 8 December 1952 Probate London 1 May to Mabel Alice Blanche Hames and Dorothy Edythe Allfrey married women. Effects £409 17s. 6d.
Name Mary Elizabeth  
Place of Probate Winchester, Hampshire, England
Date of Probate 16th September 1953
Effects £3,862 3s. 9d.
Entry GYNGELL Mary Elizabeth of Penlea 21 Grosvenor-road Southampton widow died 11 July 1953 Probate Winchester 16 September to Emmeline Lainson widow. Effects £3862 3s. 9d.
Reference ID PROB1953


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