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Adamthwaite Archive

"The website IS the one-name study!"



Have you been helped by the information on this site?  If you would like to contribute to the cost of our DNA project, just £10 would help towards the cost of DNA kits!

Wills, Administrations & Death Duty

We hold various documents relating to deceased Adamthwaites, all of which have provided useful details to assist in reconstructing our family lines.  The Deaths spreadsheets (see BMD records) include notes indicating where we have such documents.


  • WILLS, etc: we hold a growing collection of pre-1858 Wills, Letters of Administration, Bonds and Inventories, which have proved invaluable in confirming family relationships for early Adamthwaites



  • DEATH DUTY INDEX:  details of all entries found on the National Archives Index IR27 to Adamthwaite Death Duty records, plus a summary of the details from IR26 for those entries viewed to date.  In a number of cases, the Death Duty Index provides information about the location of wills and administrations that we have not yet managed to obtain.  If you are visiting the Records Offices at Carlisle, Chester or York, we would be most grateful  if you are able to hunt down any of these missing Wills.