Click on the image above to open a pdf file containing all the information we have found to date for Adamthwaites, including some where we have not yet found the Will/Administration. The pdf file is two pages of A4 portrait size - you will probably need to enlarge the image using your Reader browser.
We hope that using the details shown on the attached pdf, we may be able to track down some more wills. NB: a note has been added to the Deaths spreadsheets to indicate where we already hold a will or death duty reference.
The information in the Death Duty Register gives different information to a will or administration and may contain details not found elsewhere. The registers were created by the office responsible for collecting taxes on personal estates. Details of what the estate was actually worth after debts and expenses and what the beneficiaries received can be recorded. In addition to the last address and occupation of the deceased, they can give the date of the will, the names, addresses and occupations of the executors, and details of estates, legacies, and trustees. They may also give the date of death and information about beneficiaries and family relationships. The registers could be annotated for many years after the first entry and therefore, can include information such as dates of death of spouse; dates of death or marriage of beneficiaries and grandchildren and further residential addresses.
The index forms a national index to all wills and administrations which attracted death duties between the dates of 1796 to 1903. If you are looking for an English or Welsh will or administrations between these dates, the index can be used as a short cut to finding in which of the many probate courts the will was proven or letters of administration granted. With this information you may be able to obtain a copy of the will or administration. Not every will or administration is covered but, after 1815, most should be traceable through the online index on 'Find My Past'.