Leeds District Probate Registry

Leeds District Probate Registry contact details.

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Please note that Leeds Probate Registry is a branch of the Court and does NOT deal with registering births deaths or marriages.

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The Leeds District Probate Registry has moved to:

Leeds District Probate Registry, York House, 31 York Place Leeds LS1 2BA.

email leedsdprenquiries@hmcts.gsi.gov.uk. Tel: new number is 0113 389 6133.

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Leeds Probate Registry is now also responsible for postal searches.

If you want to make a postal search, please complete form pa1s-eng, or write and give as much information as possible including the full name, last known address and date of death of the person concerned if known, and send the form or letter and fee to:

The Postal Searches and Copies Department
Leeds District Probate Registry York House York Place Leeds LS1 2BA
Tel:  0113 389 6133   Fax: 0113 247 1893

The staff at the probate registry cannot help with searches: you must send in the fee and form or letter containing all the information they will need, so please don’t ask them!

A search can normally be made using less detail, but if the date of death is not known, you must state the year from which you want the search to be made, or give some other evidence that might indicate when the person died. If you have information about legal actions related to Probate or the disposition of assets, include that on your application.

Many people find it convenient to order copies in this way even if they have already made a search of the Probate indexes and located a record relating to the subject of their research, but if this is the case, please include the grant type, issuing Registry and grant issue date on your application, as well as the Folio number if applicable (see above) as this can speed up the supply of copies considerably.

The fee should be payable to “HMCTS”, and if it is paid from abroad, must be made by bank draft, payable through a United Kingdom bank and made out in £ sterling. If you are applying for a search as well, you can request a search of any length, and fees for this are outlined above.

The records referred to here relate only to estates in England and Wales.

If you know of any historical research institute in your area, find out if they have any Probate records. Please note that, since the Leeds Probate Registry serves as a national centre for postal requests for searches and copies, it is not possible to inspect the Probate indexes in person there.

If you know of any historical research institute in your area, find out if they have any Probate records. Please note that, since the Leeds Probate Registry serves as a national centre for postal requests for searches and copies, it is not possible to inspect the Probate indexes in person there.

The Service has undergone a process of computerisation, but as yet this covers only recently-issued grants, which will be of limited interest to genealogists. However, anyone who is interested in checking up on grants since 1996 can search the Probate Service database themselves.

To date, workstations for public use have been installed at the Principal Probate Registry and Manchester District Probate Registry. The Postal Searches and Copies Department at York is also completing a long period of computerisation, which should see a much-improved service to family history researchers, with clearer and more comprehensive information and quicker supply of documents.

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