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 (Somerset House) and a number of district probate registries. The act came into force in January 1858.
|Citation||\20 & 21 Vict. c. 77|
|Territorial extent||England and Wales|
- Herber, Mark (2004). Ancestral Trails: The Complete Guide to British Genealogy and Family History, p. 214. Sutton Publishing.
- "Somerset House: Court of Probate. Elevation of New Principal Registry". National Archives. Retrieved 5 April 2018.