Are you aware of the following news:
The Probate Service for England
and Wales has added a searchable database online for post-1996 wills
and grants of probate, to complement its soldiers wills offerings
already available. The database is at https://probatesearch.service.gov.uk/wills
There is a basic search facility (surname and year of death) and an
advanced search capability (surname, first name, year, month and date
of death, year, month and date of probate). If an entry is found from
the search a full copy will cost £10 to access.
I e-mailed them enquiring about wills and probates for the 1967-1995
period as Ancestry has the records from 1858-1966 and obtained the
The entire Probate Calendar dating back to 1858 will be included in
this service within the coming months. Until that time, at present, the
service pre 1996 is only available at the Probate Registries.