In this episode of Archives Behind the Scenes, Martyn shows us the treasure trove of information that you can find in deceased estate files.

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A brief overview of the administration of the collection of death duties - Deceased estate files - and how to find the records.

Not digitised

This index simplifies the process of searching several different deceased estates indexes by combining all indexes into one searchable database.

Deceased Estates are a financial record of the person’s estate when they die and frequently have very detailed information about a person’s possessions. 

Deceased estate files, 1880-1958 are the companion to our Probate packets. See what you can find in the files.