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probate records : 1954

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 Celia Jarrett 
Place of Probate Bristol, Gloucestershire, England
Date of Probate 26th February 1954
Effects £605 5s. 6d.
Entry GINGELL Celia of Hilldene 148 High-street Oldland Common Bristol married woman died 29 December 1953 Probate Bristol 26 February to Dennis Edwin Perry milk roundsman and Walter Jarrett boot operative. Effects £605 5s. 6d.
Name William Duncan Gingell 
Place of Probate Oxford, Oxfordshire, England
Date of Probate 18th August 1954
Effects £23,231 3s. 2d.
Entry GINGELL Duncan William of East Down Windward-lane Dawlish Devonshire died 5 March 1954 Probate Oxford 18 August to Mary Isabella Gingell widow John Daniel Gingell estate agent and June Mary Skinner (wife of Geoffrey Charles Skinner). Effects £23231 3s. 2d.
Name Ellen Gingell 
Place of Probate Winchester, Hampshire, England
Date of Probate 16th December 1954
Effects £879 15s. 8d.
Entry GINGELL Ellen otherwise Nellie of 105 The Pippin Calne Wiltshire spinster died 19 November 1954 Probate Winchester 16 December to Alice Gingell spinster and William George Edwards solicitors managing clerk. Effects £879 15s. 8d.
Name George Gingell 
Place of Probate Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England
Date of Probate 18th February 1954
Effects £762 0s. 11d.
Entry GINGELL George of Handlow Cottage Churcham near Gloucester died 1 January 1954 at The Royal Hospital Southgate-street Gloucester Administration Gloucester 18 February to Ida Freda Gingell widow. Effects £762 0s. 11d.
Name George Gingell 
Place of Probate London, England
Date of Probate 3rd August 1954
Effects £184 19s. 2d.
Entry GINGELL George of 1 Churchyard Row Southwark London died 8 November 1953 Administration London 3 August to H.M. Treasury Solicitor. Effects £184 19s. 2d.
Name George Reginald Gingell 
Place of Probate Leicester, Leicestershire, England
Date of Probate 29th October 1954
Effects £399 3s.
Entry GINGELL George Reginald of 18 George-street Leicester died 2 October 1954 Administration (with Will) Leicester 29 October to Clarence George Gingell maintenance engineer. Effects £399 3s.
Name Gladys Gwendoline Muriell Gingell 
Place of Probate London, England
Date of Probate 15th March 1954
Effects £561 17s. 11d.
Entry GINGELL Gladys Gwendoline Muriel of Bexley Hospital Dartford Kent spinster died 5 August 1953 Administration London 15 March to H.M. Treasury Solicitor. Effects £561 17s. 11d.
Name John Thurston Gingell 
Place of Probate Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England
Date of Probate 27th July 1954
Effects £4,149 19s.
Entry GINGELL John of Prospect House School-road Frampton Cotterell Gloucestershire died 1 March 1954 Probate Gloucester 27 July to Agnes Sarah Gingell widow Herbert George Gingell retired farmer. Effects £4149 19s.
Name Rose Ellen King 
Place of Probate Birmingham, Warwickshire, England
Date of Probate 6th September 1954
Effects £278 2s. 1d.
Entry GINGELL Rose Ellen of 190 Holly-lane Birmingham 24 (wife of Alfred Henry Gingell) died 28 July 1954 at 76 Grange-road Birmingham 24 Administration Birmingham 6 September to the said Alfred Henry Gingell carpenter. Effects £278 2s. 1d.
Reference ID PROB1954


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