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