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Duration 47:40

The final balance: researching families and wealth in the 19th century using the death duty records

This presentation explores how The National Archives’ collection of death duty records can be used to research families and wealth-holding in 19th century Britain. The talk unravels some of the complexities of working with the records and explains how the different records can be linked with other sources of interest to those researching families and wealth.

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  • Residuary Account of Fredreich Engels. Photo by Alastair Owens.

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  • Engels estate papers. Photo by Alastair Owens.

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  • Engels estate papers. Photo by Alastair Owens.

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  • Succession Duty Register of Edward Woodnutt. Photo by Alastair Owens.

  • Engels: Estate Duty Papers. Photo by Alastair Owens.

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  • Eliza Pickering (1836 - 1880). Photo by Alastair Owens.

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