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Deceased estates guide

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

Deceased estates index 1880-1958

Researching deceased estates files is a complex process, with researchers often having to check up to five different indexes to locate a file. This index simplifies the process by combining all indexes into one searchable database

Deceased estates: what the files can tell you

The Stamp Duties Office created a deceased estate file for every individual who died leaving property or other assets ('estates'), which were subject to death duties. They are a financial record of the person’s estate when they die and frequently have very detailed information about a person’s possessions.

Stamp duties deceased estate files

An introduction to deceased estate files and what you can find in them.