Probate Records (England & Wales 1858 - 2021)

Probate Search - Copy of a Will - Grant of Probate - Letters of Administration

A service provided by UK Documents (London)

11 May 2021

CORONAVIRUS - service update

Please note: probate records held in central archive storage are taking longer to be issued (typically those pertaining to years pre 1996) also, some records pertaining to the years 2019 - 2021. In all cases, we shall do our utmost to have records issued and dispatched within the shortest amount of time. Should we exceed our estimated timescale, a full and immediate refund is available upon request.


Use our service to easily obtain a copy of any probated Will, Grant of Probate or Grant of Administration (Letters of Administration) issued within England or Wales 1858 to 2021 . For your convenience, we obtain whatever probate record is available. Please see our info & help page. 

Whether you require a reading copy for general information, a legal copy with an official Court Seal or a Sealed and Certified copy, we are here to help. With over twenty years of experience in supplying official duplicate Probate Records to the general public, legal profession and financial institutions, we doubt you will find a more reliable or professional service. 

The cost of our service and current delivery time is clearly stated on our service page CLICK HERE
We aim to offer our customers a fast and reliable service. Most searches are completed within 24hrs. Documents are then dispatched according to your delivery preference and within our current stated timescale. This personal and value added service is included in our fee.

Some common reasons for requesting a probate search and probate record are:

  • to identify who are the named beneficiaries and executors
  • resolving a family dispute or issues relating to a will
  • obtaining the probate value of an estate
  • the claiming of inheritance tax relief (nil rate band)
  • historical research
  • any official legal purpose
  • just simple curiosity!

For whatever reason, we offer a fast, professional and 100% confidential service.

PLEASE NOTE: We are an independent company and this website is not affiliated with H.M. Government. Customers wishing to make their own search in person, can do so by visiting an appropriate probate registry. The cost of obtaining a probate record independently and in person from H.M. Government will be less than using our service. For probate registry contact details, please see GOV.UK Court and Tribunal Finder.