Court of Probate Act 1857

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Wills Act 1837
Citation \20 & 21 Vict. c. 77
Territorial extent England and Wales
Commencement January 1858
Status: Repealed

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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