Death Duty Registers 1796-1811

The Death Duty Registers 1796-1811 contain over 66,000 names of people who had a personal estate of over £20. Leases, freeholds and real estate were not liable to death duty so they don’t appear in the registers.

What information do the records contain?

Details included in these records include:

  • date and place of death of the person who died (testator or testatrix)
  • value of the personal estate of the deceased
  • name and place of abode of the executor or executrix
  • names of the inheritors and their relationship to the deceased (the legatees and residuary legatee)
  • any special arrangements
  • the amount of tax that was paid


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