02 May, 2008

Inheritance tax and the ordinary person

This article, quite rightly in my view, points out that wills and inheritance aren't just about the rich trying to preserve their wealth for their child, but that wills are something the most ordinary of people write.

A collection of over 200,000 wills made in Surry from the 16th century onwards have just been released online today. Combined with the Old Bailey reports (from 1674-1913), it gives a wonderfully unique picture into people's lives.

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