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probate records : 1957

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 Dora Mary Kemsley 
Place of Probate London, England
Date of Probate 19th August 1957
Effects £4,550 5s.
Entry GINGELL Dora Mary of Green Corners Little Hallingbury Essex (wife of John Taylor Gingell) died 1 July 1957 at The Herts and Essex General Hospital Bishops Stortford Hertfordshire Probate London 19th August to the said John Taylor Gingell farm manager. Effects £4550 5s.
Name Elizabeth Ann  
Place of Probate Winchester, Hampshire, England
Date of Probate 18th March 1957
Effects £180 13s. 6d.
Entry GINGELL Elizabeth Ann of 63 Oxford-road Calne Wiltshire widow died 14 February 1957 at St. James Hospital Devizes Wiltshire Probate Winchester 18 March to Arthur Ernest Bond carpenter and Lily Jane Bond (wife of said Arthur Ernest Bond). Effects £180 13s 6d.
Name Ernest Edward Gingell 
Place of Probate Winchester, Hampshire, England
Date of Probate 30th May 1957
Effects £2,660 10s. 11d.
Entry GINGELL Ernest Edward of Civic View 355 Fair Oak-road Bishopstoke Eastleigh Hampshire widow died 30 March 1957 Probate Winchester 30 May to Winifred Amelia Gingell widow. Effects £2660 10s. 11d.
Name George Gingell 
Place of Probate Winchester, Hampshire, England
Date of Probate 6th May 1957
Effects £603 4s. 7d.
Entry GINGELL George of Flowerdown Bungalow North-drive Littleton Hampshire died 11 March 1957 Probate Winchester 6 May to Amelia Gingell widow. Effects £603 4s. 7d.
Name Henry Gingell 
Place of Probate London, England
Date of Probate 11th March 1957
Effects £2,488 13s. 10d.
Entry GINGELL Henry of The Morning Star 17 Alver-road Gosport Hampshire died 28 October 1956 at Queen Alexandra Hospital Cosham Hampshire Probate London 11 March to Amy Alice Gingell widow. Effects £2488 13s. 10d.
Name William Henry Gleed Gingell 
Place of Probate London, England
Date of Probate 13th May 1957
Effects £215 16s. 5d.
Entry GINGELL William Henry Gleed of 15 Kenway-road Earls Court London died 19 April 1957 at St. Mary Abbots Hospital Kensington London Administration London 13 May to Cecilia Catherine Gingell widow. Effects £215 16s. 5d.
Reference ID PROB1957


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