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Board of Stamps: Legacy Duty Office and successors: Specimens of Death Duty Account

IR 19
Board of Stamps: Legacy Duty Office and successors: Specimens of Death Duty Account

Specimens of death duty accounts of the Legacy Duty Office and its successors.


For about five years after the introduction of legacy duty under the Legacy Duty Act 1796, the accounts are in a variety of forms. Thereafter standard forms were introduced, subdividing the estate under broad headings. Although the records are listed chronologically according to the date of death, the date of opening is calculated from a notional closure of the account three years after it was opened.

Separated Material:
For accounts of well-known persons see IR 59
Held by:
The National Archives, Kew
Legal status:
Public Record
Physical description:
233 bundle(s)

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