The National Probate
Calendars can often prove to be a "short cut" to finding the date of death
for an individual, cutting out the need to purchase a copy of a death
certificate. They can also be a good guide to finding family relationships,
in the case where a family member was the executor or administrator of an
estate. While the index only covers those who's estate have been proved in
one of the probate offices, it can still be an invaluable resource when
looking at your ancestors who died after 1858.
The link below leads to a searchable index of records that been transcribed from the calendars as held in the Glamorgan Record Office, which cover the years between 1858 and 1955, as well as transcripts of the calendars from 1956 to 1966 as shown on Ancestry.co.uk, and transcripts of the calendars from 1967 to 1996 as held in the Probate Office in Cardiff. Copies of the wills or letters of administration can be obtained from the Postal Searches and Copies Department at the district probate registry in Leeds.
If, after searching, you would like a full copy of the entry from the probate calendar, please feel free to contact me and I will be happy to forward your a typed transcription of the entry.
|Last Updated: 29th June 2012|