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WILL AVAILABLE

A WILL IS AVAILABLE, BUT THE AUTHOR HAS NO COPY

WILL DETAILS FROM THE NATIONAL INDEX OF WILLS AND ADMINISTRATIONS 1858-1966

Before 1858, ecclesiastical (church) courts dealt with probate cases (wills). A Principal Probate Registry was established in London in January 1858, and several district probate registries were created around the country, and they took control of proving wills and administrations - from then on, the registries oversaw all grants of probate and letters of administration

The collection of these grants is called the National Probate Calendar Calendar. The Calendar is separated into a different volume for each year. The entries in each volume are then listed alphabetically by surname. Information varies across different entries, but each typically includes:

· Full name of the deceased

· Death date

· Death place*

· Registry where issued

· Probate date

· Names of the people to whom probate/administration was granted, often relatives*

* after the 1960’s, these details were were no longer shown

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BUNKER> ARMSTRONG

John ARMSTRONG II

1881 – 1963

ARMSTRONG John of 34 Queens Road Basingstoke Hampshire died 19 October 1963 at Basingstoke and District Hospital Basing Road Branch Basingstoke Administration Winchester 19 December to Arthur Armstrong television engineer [his son]. Effects £1152 6s. 11d.

 

ARNOLD

Charles Bertram ARNOLD

1884 – 1961

ARNOLD Charles Bertram of 6 Foxmoor Lane Ebley Stroud Gloucestershire died 29 July 1961 Probate Gloucester 5 October to Gertrude Matilda Mary Arnold [his] widow and John Bertram Arnold colour chemist [his son]. Effects £903 14s. 1d.

 

Howard Walter ARNOLD

1909 – 1992

ARNOLD, Howard Walter of Rose Nook Middleyard Kings Stanley Stonehouse Glos died 1 June 1992 Probate  Oxford 24 July Not exceeding £125000

 

GAY> THAKE> BRAYBROOK> BRAND

Leslie Douglas BRAND

1917? – 1988?

[provided this is the correct person] BRAND Leslie Douglas of 25 Lower Queens Rd Buckhurst Hill Ex died 13 May 1988 Probate London 19 August £110891

 

GAY> THAKE> BRAYBROOK

Hilda E(udora?) MENDELL BRAYBOOK

1914? – 1988?

[provided this is the correct person] BRAYBOOK Hilda Eudora of 35 The Av Loughton Ex died 18 February 1988 Probate London 1 June £9028

 

BUNKER> BRISTOW

Edmund Frederick BRISTOW

1878 – 1939

BRISTOW Edmund Frederick of 1 Tattenham-way Brighton-road Burgh Heath Surrey died 11 May 1939 at the Royal Northern Hospital Holloway-road London N.7 Probate London 13 October to Florence Rosina Armstrong [his] widow and Walter Thomas Bristow bank manager [his son]. Effects £5067 13s. 9d.

 

GAY> BRYDEN

Francis Boultwood BRYDEN

1910 – 1965

BRYDEN Francis Boultwood of 2 Hayesford Park Drive Bromley Kent died 16 March 1965 at Bromley Hospital Kent Probate London 10 May to John Alfred Bryden chartered accountant [his brother] and Rhoda Elizabeth Bryden [his] widow. £29566.

 

BUNKER

Charles BUNKER II

about

1835 – 1900

BUNKER Charles of 9a Tunstall-road Brixton Surrey died 16 March 1900 Administration London 4 April to Sarah Ann Bunker [his] widow. Effects £190 5s. 6d.

 

Clara Maude BUNKER

1884 – 1949

see MOSELEY

Elizabeth ARNOLD BUNKER

1853 – 1932

BUNKER Elizabeth of Barrack-road Christchurch Hampshire (wife of Joseph Bunker) died 28 March 1932 Administration London 21 May to the said Joseph Bunker retired artist. Effects £ 537 14s. 10d.

 

George BUNKER I

1845 – 1911

BUNKER George of 26 Capel-road Oxhey Watford Hertfordshire died 1 September 1911 Probate London 19 September to Martha Ann Bunker [his] widow. £64.

 

John BUNKER I

about

1736 – 1815

will signed 9 JAN 1815, proved 5 MAR 1816

 

Joseph BUNKER VIII

1841 – 1934

BUNKER Joseph of Barrack-road Christchurch Hampshire died 30 May 1934 Probate London 18 July to Joseph Arnold Bunker hairdresser [his son]. Effects £320 6s. 8d.

 

Mabel BUNKER

1885 – 1964

see TRICKER

Sarah Ann MAYNARD BUNKER

about

1837 – 1920

BUNKER Sarah Ann of 163 Leander-road Brixton Hill Surrey widow died 13 December 1920 at 24 Mount Nod-road Streatham Hill Surrey Administration London 12 February [1921] to Harriet Wheeler widow [her sister?]. Effects £855 15s.

 

William [Cartwright] BUNKER

about

1800 – 1872

BUNKER William. Effects under £100. 23 May [1873]. The Will of William Bunker late of Letchmore Heath near Aldenham in the County of Hertford Gentleman who died 1 July 1872 at Letchmore Heath was proved at the Principal Registry by Joseph Bunker [VII] of Letchmore Heath Gardener the Son the surviving Executor.

 

BUNKER> LOCKE> CHAPMAN

Barbara Eleanor LOCKE CHAPMAN

1909 – 1952

CHAPMAN Barbara Eleanor of Ashlyn North-road Chesham Bois Buckinghamshire (wife of Sidney Ernest Chapman) died 11 June 1952  Probate Ipswich 26 November to the said Sidney Ernest Chapman schoolmaster [her husband]. Effects £10236 14s. 4d.

 

GAY> DAY

Edith GAY DAY

1875 – 1947

GAY Edith of 38 Bath-road Bridgwater Somersetshire widow died 3 December 1947 at Drummuir Nursing Home Northfield  Bridgwater Probate  London 18 February [1848] to Edith Theodora Day spinster and Edwin Harry Day glove cutter [her daughter and son]. Effects £1796 18s. 1d.

 

Edith Theodora DAY

1900 – 1982

GAY Edith Theodora of 2 Pill La Barnstaple died 4 May 1982 Probate Bristol 11 June £90167

 

Edwin Harry DAY

1902 – 1986

GAY Edwin Harry of Park View Park La Barnstaple died 9 June 1986 Administration Bristol 26 September £4493

 

ARNOLD> DIGWEED

Maria ARNOLD DIGWEED

1856 – 1927

DIGWEED Maria 37 The Mall Swindon Wiltshire (wife of Charles Digweed) died 17 March 1927 at the County Mental Hospital Devizes Wiltshire Administration London 11 May to the said Charles Digweed retired railway agent. Effects £286 18s. 11d.

 

GAY> GRIDLEY> EADE

Ethel Elizabeth GRIDLEY EADE

1884 – 1946

EADE Ethel Elizabeth of 21 North-road Brightlingsea Essex widow died 8 June 1946 at 90 North-road Great Clacton Essex Probate Ipswich 17 July to Lilian Violet Martin (wife of Arthur [Stanley] Martin) [her daughter]. Effects £1665 13s. 8d.

 

Frederick William EADE

about

1881 – 1944

EADE Frederick William of Reslyn 21 North-road Brightlingsea Essex died 25 January 1944 Probate Ipswich 15 March to Ethel Elizabeth Eade [his] widow and Arthur Stanley Martin timber merchants foreman [his son-in-law]. Effects £613.

 

GAY> GRIDLEY> FROGGATT

Frederick William

…. – 1962

FROGGATT Frederick William of 148 Grove Green Road Leytonstone Essex died 29 November 1962 at Whipps Cross Hospital Leytonstone Probate London 21 January [1963] to Frederick Albert Froggatt machine turner [his son]. Effects £2729 4s. 1d.

 

GAY

Albert James GAY II

1856 – 1917

GAY Albert James of 5 Mansfield-place Union-street Trowbridge Wiltshire  died 14 June 1917 at Corsham Wiltshire Probate London 13 July to Manoah Tucker gentleman. Effects £740 18s. 7d.

 

Edith GAY

1875 – 1947

see DAY

Edith Mary HOOD GAY

1890 – 1980

GAY, Edith Mary of Heathermoor Park La Barnstaple died 20 July 1980 Probate Bristol 17 October £134916

 

Emily/Jessie GAY

about

1878 – 1943

see MOWSER

Edwin GAY

1840 – 1917

GAY Edwin of 38 Lower Queen’s-road Buckhurst Hill Essex died 28 December 1917 Probate London 7 February [1918] to Edwin John Hayden baker [his son]. Effects £940.

 

Edwin John (HAYDEN) GAY

1859 – 1934

HAYDEN Edwin John of 38 Lower Queens-road Buckhurst Hill Essex died 17 March 1934 Probate London 17 April to Emily Jessie Mowser (wife of George Ernest Mowser) [his sister]. Effects £455 9s. 4d.

 

Frances Emily GAY

1874 – 1954

see PIPER

George Edward GAY

1884 – 1954

GAY  George Edward of 12 Warwick-road Ealing Middlesex died 5 February 1954 Probate London 9 October to Muriel Ethel Gay [his] widow James Tisdall Davidson solicitor and Samuel Alfred Saunderson chartered accountant. Effects £42543 12s. 7d.

 

Henry GAY I

about

1822 – 1881

GAY Henry. Personal Estate £40. 30 August [1883]. The Will of Henry Gay of the City of Bath but late of the Lunatic Asylum at Wells in the  County of Somerset Auctioneer’s Porter who died 30 December 1881 at the said Asylum was proved at Wells by Elizabeth Gay of 3 Trinity-place James-street Bath [his] Widow the Relict the sole Executrix.

 

Henry GAY III

about

1882 – 1947

GAY Henry of 101 The Avenue West Ealing Middlesex died 26 March 1947 Probate London 11 October to George Edward Gay retired engineer  [his brother]. Effects £24510 14s. 2d.

 

Ruth GAY II

1859 – 1906

GAY Ruth of 20 Willoughby-road Hornsey Middlesex spinster died 25 December 1906 at the Great Northern-hospital King’s Cross Middlesex Administration London 25 June  [1907] to Albert James Gay palliasse-maker [her brother]. Effects £ 22 10s. 8d.

 

GAY> GRIDLEY

Ethel Elizabeth GRIDLEY

1884 – 1946

see EADE

 

HILL (ARNOLD)> HILL

Elizabeth Clarisse CARREL HILL

about

1867 – 1944

HILL Elizabeth Clarisse of High View Oatlands Weybridge Surrey (wife of Ernest Hill) died 12 November 1944 Probate  Llandudno 4 May [1945] to Montague Piesse and Stanley Piesse solicitors. Effects £3070 7s. 8d.

 

Ernest HILL

1856 – 1950

HILL Ernest of High View Oatlands Weybridge Surrey died 14 May 1950 Probate  London 25 July to The National Provincial Bank Limited and Montague Piesse solicitor. Effects £224865 13s.

 

Henry HILL IV

about

1820 – 1910

HILL Henry of Thames Bank Grove Park Chiswick Middlesex died 8 December 1910 Probate  London 22 February [1911] to Henry Hill merchant [his son, Henry Hill V]. Effects £53251 12s. 3d.

Resworn £53525 0s. 10d.

 

James HILL

1816 – 1895

HILL James of 22 Park-road Wimbledon Surrey gentleman died 16 October 1895 at Margate Probate  London 8 November  to Henry Hill the younger commission merchant [presumably his nephew, Henry Hill V] and Emily Anne [sic] Hill and Harriet Sophia Hill spinsters [his daughters] Effects £2030 6s. 5d.

 

Thomas HILL III

1795 – 1876

HILL Thomas 9 August. The Will of Thomas late of Uley in the County of Gloucester who  died 7 July 1876 at Uley was proved at Gloucester by James Hill of 2 Portland-villas Turnham Green in the Parish of Chiswick in the County of Middlesex Commercial Traveller the Son and Benjamin William Leach of Uley Schoolmaster the Executors. Effects under £600.

 

HILL (ARNOLD)> HURCOMBE> HOPKINS> HOLLAND

Ernest Edwin HOLLAND

about

1889 – 1963

HOLLAND Ernest Edwin of 52 Shalstone Road London S.W.14 died 28 July 1963 at 28 Wolverton Avenue Kingston-upon-Thames Administration London 17 September to Elsie Holland [his] widow. Effects £2061 5s.

 

HILL (ARNOLD)> HURCOMBE> HOPKINS

Mabel Kate WADE HOPKINS

about

1890 – 1944

HOPKINS Mabel Kate of 40 Canford-road London S.W.11 (wife of William Ernest Hopkins) died 14 May 1944 Administration Llandudno 6 December to the said William Ernest Hopkins brewery collector [her husband] and John Mairs civil servant. Effects £1383 5s. 4d.

 

Matilda Norah HOPKINS

1886 – 1939

see LANE

 

William Ernest HOPKINS

1888 – 1959

HOPKINS William Ernest of 40 Canford Road London S.W.11 died 27 February 1959 Probate  London 13 May to Maude Ethel Hopkins [his?] widow and Jack Hopkins bank official [his son]. Effects £6026 11s. 1d.

 

HILL (ARNOLD)> HURCOMBE

Basil Wilfred Costin HURCOMBE

1900 – 1976

HURCOMBE Basil Wilfred Costin of 30 Park La Teddington Middx died 29 January 1976 Probate London 5 July £6103

 

Harriet Eleanor COSTIN HURCOMBE

about

1868 – 1933

HURCOMBE Harriet Eleanor of The Driftway Downs-lane Leatherhead Surrey (wife of Henry Hurcombe) died 31 January 1933 at the Cottage Hospital Leatherhead Administration London 18 March to the said Henry Hurcombe chauffeur [her husband]. Effects £288 17s. 2d.

 

Harry Reginald HURCOMBE

1892 – 1963

HURCOMBE Harry Reginald of Nederberg Talana Road Claremont Cape of Good Hope South Africa died 10 January 1963 at Volkshospital Cape Town South Africa Administration Cape Town to Barney Woolf Hoffman attorney. Effects £2932 17s. 2d. in England. Sealed London 12 November.

 

Henry HURCOMBE

1857 – 1935

HURCOMBE Henry of 4 Oak-road Kingston-road Leatherhead Surrey died 11 June 1935 at 2 Horsham-road Dorking Surrey Probate  London 26 July to Harry Reginald Hurcombe butler [his son] and Arthur Ernest Mileham auctioneers clerk [his son-in-law]. Effects £952 11s. 5d.

 

HILL (ARNOLD)> HURCOMBE> LANE

Frederick Charles Thomas LANE

1886 – 1939

[provided this is the correct person] LANE Frederick Charles Thomas of 1 Falcon Way Basildon Essex died 1 May 1966 at Ngambo Amani Tanga United Republic of Tanzania Administration (with Will) (limited) Ipswich 4 October to Agnes Lane [his?] widow. £3689.

Resealed Tanzania 21 April 1967

 

Matilda Norah HOPKINS LANE

1886 – 1939

LANE Matilda Norah of 50 Clare Lawn Avenue LONDON S.W.14 (wife of Frederick Charles Thomas Lane) died 5 August 1939 at 14 Carlton Drive Putney Surrey Administration London 7 October to the said Frederick Charles Thomas Lane chartered accountant. Effects £667 9s. 9d.

 

GAY> LEECH

Anna Theresa MOWSER LEECH

1878 – 1945

LEECH Annie [sic] Theresa of Eccles House Palace-gardens Buckhurst Hill Essex (wife of Alfred Edward Leech) died 4 January 1945 at Forest Hospital Buckhurst Hill Probate Llandudno 16 June to Elizabeth Mary Owers (wife of Thomas Owen Owers) [unclear if she was any relation]. Effects £2319 19s. 3d.

 

Alfred Edward LEECH I

1858 – 1934

LEECH Alfred Edward of 44 Perth-road Ilford Essex died 11 August 1934 at the King George Hospital Ilford Probate London 14 November to Ernest Randall Leech draughtsman and Donald Harry Leech ironmonger’s manager [his sons]. Effects £385

 

Alfred Edward LEECH II

1883 – 1954

LEECH Alfred Edward of 11 Palace-gardens Buckhurst Hill Essex died 23 December 1954 at Forest Hospital Buckhurst Hill Probate London 9 February [1955] to Joyce Florence Mowser Wiltshire married woman [his daughter]. Effects £2083 4s. 7d.

 

BUNKER> LOCKE

Barbara Eleanor LOCKE

1909 – 1952

see CHAPMAN

Frank Edwin LOCKE

about

1874 – 1956

LOCKE Frank Edwin of 38 Lexden-road Colchester died 8 August 1956  Administration (with Will) Ipswich 3 October to Edwin Arnold Locke company director [his son]. Effects £15943 11s. 5d.

 

GAY> GRIDLEY> EADE > MARTIN

Arthur Stanley MARTIN

1905? – 1992?

[provided this is the correct person] MARTIN, Arthur Stanley of 46 Beetons Ldg Bury St Edmunds died 17 October 1992 Probate  Ipswich 4 November £36150

 

HILL (ARNOLD)> HURCOMBE> MILEHAM

Maureen Daphne Balchin MILEHAM

1922 – 1989

see MORGAN

Arthur Ernest MILEHAM

1897 – 1962

MILEHAM Arthur Ernest of 1 Effingham Lodge Surbiton Crescent Kingston-upon-Thames died 1 February 1962  Administration London 19 April to Minnie Crowder Mileham [his] widow and Dudley Rex Mileham sales representative [his son]. Effects £9814 0s. 3d.

 

HILL (ARNOLD)> HURCOMBE> MILEHAM> MORGAN

Maureen Daphne Balchin MILEHAM MORGAN

1922 – 1989

MORGAN, Maureen Daphne Balchin of Flat 3 Nell Ct 32 Lovelace Road Surbiton Sy died 4 August 1989 Probate London 23 November £152527

 

Victor Carey MORGAN

about

1918 – 1967

MORGAN Victor Carey of 44 Matlock Way New Malden Surrey died 4 May 1967 at St. Bartholomew Hospital Smithfield London Probate London 27 July to Maureen Daphne Balchin Morgan [his] widow £20764

 

MORTIMER

William MORTIMER

about

1745 – 1827

 

 

BUNKER> MOSELEY

Clara Maude BUNKER MOSELEY

1884 – 1949

MOSELEY Clara Maude of Three Trees 11 Plough-lane Wallington Surrey died 25 January 1949 Probate London 23 March  to Eileen Dorothy Holtham (wife of Eric Theodore Patrick Holtham) [her daughter]. Effects £3049 19s. 7d.

 

Harry Arthur MOSELEY

about

1880 – 1936

MOSELEY Harry Arthur of 34 Osmond-gardens Wallington Surrey died 3 March 1936 Probate London 29 April to Clara Maude Moseley [his] widow. Effects £2402 5s.

 

GAY> MOWSER

Emily/Jessie GAY MOWSER

about

1878 – 1943

MOWSER Emily Jessie otherwise Jessie of 23 Lower Queens-road Buckhurst Hill Essex (wife of George Ernest Mowser) died 19 July 1943 at Essex County Hospital Wanstead Essex Probate Llandudno 27 October  to George Ernest Mowser member of His Majestys Forces [her husband]. Effects £1231 17s. 7d.

 

George Ernest MOWSER

1873 – 1944

MOWSER George Ernest  of 23 Lower Queens-road Buckhurst-hill Essex died 17 February 1944 at Essex County Hospital Wanstead Essex Probate Llandudno 17 April  to George Edward Mowser railway clerk [his son]. Effects £914 7s. 7d.

 

GAY> PIPER

Edward George PIPER

1897 – 1958

PIPER Edward George of 3 Ash Grove Yiewsley Middlesex died 28 March  1958 Administration London 28 April to Olive May Piper [his] widow. Effects £598 4s. 6d.

 

Frances Emily GAY PIPER

1874 – 1954

PIPER Frances Emily of 119 Drayton-gardens West Drayton Middlesex (wife of Samuel Charles Piper) died 11 June 1954 at 201 High-street Yiewsley West Drayton Middlesex Administration (with Will) London 5 November [1956] to Edward George Piper lorry driver and Lilian Dorothy Pope (wife of Leslie Albert Pope) [her son and daughter]. Effects £706 6s. 9d.

 

Samuel Charles PIPER

1870 – 1955

PIPER Samuel Charles 119 Drayton-gardens-west [sic] Drayton Middlesex died 11 February 1955 at St. Bernards Hospital Southall Middlesex Probate London 12 September [1956] to Edward George Piper lorry driver and Lilian Dorothy Pope (wife of Leslie Albert Pope) [her son and daughter]. Effects £3932 1s. 9d.

 

GAY> QUAINTON

Robert Edwin QUAITON

1899 – 1966

QUAINTON Robert Edwin of 26 Myrtle Avenue Portchester Hampshire died 29 March 1966 at Royal Hospital Portsmouth Probate Winchester 25 April to Emmeline Minnie Quainton [his] widow and Robert William Desmond Quainton foreman milkman [his son]. £982.

 

GAY> SEDG(E)BERRY

Ellen Regina SEDGBERRY

1887 – 1958

SEDGBERRY Ellen Regina of 12 St. James Parade Bath spinster died 5 December 1958 at 3 Queens Parade Bath Administration Bristol 28 January [1959] to Arthur Charles Godfrey retired railway official [no known relative]. Effects £277 9s.

 

BUNKER> ARMSTRONG> SKEATS

Albert Arthur C. SKEATS

1909 – 1962

SKEATS Albert [sic] of 17 Phoenix Park Terrace Basingstoke Hampshire died 26 June 1962 at The Royal Hampshire County Hospital Winchester Probate Winchester 20 July to Leslie John Skeats shop manager and Ethel Maud Skeats (wife of Leslie John Skeats) [his nephew and wife?]. Effects £278 4s.

 

BUNKER> TRICKER

Harold Owen TRICKER

1884 – 1954

TRICKER Harold Owen of 3 Brook-street Stourbridge Worcestershire died 18 December 1954 Probate London 8 June [1955] to Mabel Tricker [his] widow. Effects £3168 17s.

 

Mabel BUNKER TRICKER

1885 – 1964

TRICKER Mabel of Brook Villa 3 Brook Street Stourbridge Worcestershire widow died 25 November 1964 at Hayley Green Hospital Halesowen Worcestershire Probate London 21 December to Grahame Francis Bowen-Davies optician and Clive Maxwell Bowen-Davies master draper. £7993.

 

HILL (ARNOLD)> HURCOMBE> WEARING

Elsie Chesterman WHIPPEY WEARING

about

1884 – 1947

WEARING Elsie Chesterman of 7 Saint George’s-hill Bathampton Bath widow died 30 July 1947 Administration Bristol 3 November to Emily Elsie Wearing spinster [her daughter]. Effects £1368 16s. 7d.

 

Harry George WEARING

1882 – 1945

WEARING Harry George of 78 Hill View Bradford-road Atworth near Melksham Wiltshire died 16 November 1945 Administration Bristol 27 February [1946]  to Elise [sic] Chesterman Wearing [his] widow and Emily Elsie Wearing spinster [his daughter]. Effects £2879 15s. 10d.