Court of Probate Act 1857

Court of Probate Act 1857

The Court of Probate Act 1857 transferred responsibility for the granting of probate, and letters of administration, from the ecclesiastical courts of England and Wales to a new civil Court of Probate. It created a Principal Probate Registry in London and a number of district probate registries. The act came into force in January 1858.


  • Herber, Mark (2004). Ancestral Trails: The Complete Guide to British Genealogy and Family History, p.214. Sutton Publishing.

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