Nov 192013

On Monday 24 January 2011, Dave Annal spoke to an Exeter Hall meeting on the subject: Death and taxes: an introduction to the Death Duty records.

I have recently noted that it is possible to download a podcast of Dave speaking on this topic from TNA website at

The talk goes under a slighly different title thereon: Death and taxes: understanding the death duty registers

TNA then go on to say:
“For over 100 years, from 1796 to 1903, the Inland Revenue maintained a series of registers recording the payments of death duties. These registers are now held by The National Archives and represent one of family history’s best kept secrets. This talk looks at the surviving records in detail and explains how they can be used to uncover some fascinating facts about the lives and times of our 19th century ancestors”.

Those who could not attend our meeting on which Dave spoke on this topic, or who simply want a refresher, might want to download this free resource.

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