Court of Probate Act 1857

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Status: Repealed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.


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