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.
Dave Annal worked for The National Archives for ten years, at the Family Records Centre and at Kew. He now runs Lifelines Research. Dave is the author of a several family history books, notably the second edition of his bestselling beginners’ guide Easy Family History. He is a resident expert on Your Family History magazine and regular speaker on the family history circuit.