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probate records : 1959

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 Edith Mary Gingell 
Place of Probate Lewes, Sussex, England
Date of Probate 30th October 1959
Effects £118 15s. 4d.
Entry GINGELL Edith Mary of 52 Hillingdon Road Eastbourne spinster died 29 September 1959 at St. Marys Hospital Eastbourne Probate Lewes 30 October to Winifred Ellen Smith married woman. Effects £118 15s. 4d.
Name Ellen Watts 
Place of Probate Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England
Date of Probate 10th March 1959
Effects £875 15s.
Entry GINGELL Ellen of South View Farm Hawkesbury Upton Gloucestershire (wife of Thomas John Gingell) died 23 January 1959 Administration Gloucester 10 March to the said Thomas John Gingell smallholder. Effects £875 15s.
Name Frederick William Gingell 
Place of Probate Bristol, Gloucestershire, England
Date of Probate 6th May 1959
Effects £326 3s. 9d.
Entry GINGELL Frederick William of 2 Grenville Place Hotwells Bristol died 11 March 1959 at The Royal Infirmary Bristol Administration Bristol 6 May to Trevor Ernest Gingell White retired civil servant and Edward Mervyn Lampard carpenter. Effects £326 3s. 9d.
Name Helena Morris 
Place of Probate Oxford, Oxfordshire, England
Date of Probate 18th August 1959
Effects £3,635 12s. 7d.
Entry GINGELL Helena of Brook Cottage Foxham Chippenham Wiltshire widow died 2 June 1959 at St. Martins Hospital Bath Probate Oxford 18 August to Victor George White time study engineer John Marshall solicitor and Clifford Audsley solicitors managing clerk. Effects £3635 12s. 7d.
Name Joan Isabel Gingell 
Place of Probate London, England
Date of Probate 18th March 1959
Effects £213 9s. 10d.
Entry GINGELL Joan Isabel of 67 Overton Drive London E.11 spinster died 20 January 1959 Administration London 18 March to Isabel Hay Gingell married woman. Effects £213 9s. 10d.
Name Mary Jane Townsend 
Place of Probate Winchester, Hampshire, England
Date of Probate 21st December 1959
Effects £319 16s.
Entry GINGELL Mary Jane of 110 William Street Swindon Wiltshire widow died 25 October 1959 at The Great Western Hospital Swindon Probate Winchester 21 December to Herbert John Higgs cycle engineer. Effects £319 16s.
Name Maud Moate 
Place of Probate London, England
Date of Probate 20th May 1959
Effects £464 1s. 10d.
Entry GINGELL Maud of 49 Mayow Road London S.E.23 (wife of Joseph Gingell) died 7 March 1959 at Kings College Hospital Denmark Hill London Administration London 20 May to the said Joseph Gingell thermometer maker. Effects £464 1s. 10d.
Name Thomas Palmer Gingell 
Place of Probate Winchester, Hampshire, England
Date of Probate 20th March 1959
Effects £400
Entry GINGELL Thomas Palmer of 14 Church Street Wootton Bassett Wiltshire died 6 August 1941 at Victoria Hospital Swindon Wiltshire Administration Winchester 20 March to Margaret Elizabeth Eileen Pretoria Gingell widow. Effects £400.
Name Trevor George Gingell 
Place of Probate Llandaff, Glamorgan, Wales
Date of Probate 19th May 1959
Effects £4,698 14s.
Entry GINGELL Trevor George otherwise Trevor Georgell of 127 Claude Road Cardiff died 28 February 1959 Probate Llandaff 19 May to Cissie Davies single woman. Effects £4698 14s.
Name William Gingell 
Place of Probate Winchester, Hampshire, England
Date of Probate 1st May 1959
Effects £2,069 18s. 6d.
Entry GINGELL William of The Hawthorns Studley Calne Wiltshire died 11 February 1959 Probate Winchester 1 May to Emily Hillier (wife of William Arthur Hillier) and Frederick George Bull farmer. Effects £2069 18s. 6d.
Reference ID PROB1959


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