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04-08-2005, 2:15 PM
Some time ago I found an entry for one of my ancestors in Death Duty Registers on National Archivist. When I tried to oder it online the reference numbers were obviously not compatible. I phoned National Archives and a kind gentlaman converted my reference to an IR26 one, but implied I should be able to do it myself.
I have now found another reference and have searched the site, as well as Natinal Archives for info on how to convert the references - to no avail. They do talk about the index on IR27, but the registers I want are on 3 day ordering, so I can't pop up there, look at the indexes, and go back 3 days later!
The register gives me No 2927. Court PR, register w.(Robert Gunstone 1886)
Thanks for any help
04-08-2005, 2:33 PM
Unfortunately, as it's 1886, I think you are right - I haven't needed anything that late myself, but the leaflet that I have from the FRC says that they only have film copies up to 1857 and that later registers can only be seen at Kew.
So, you can't do the obvious, go to the FRC instead, convert your IR27 reference using their copy of the IR26 index and look it up on film at the same time, and I don't know of an online one anywhere. :(
04-08-2005, 2:57 PM
However, with a little ingenuity and patience .......
(I hope this is right - I'm not familiar with this later stuff, so other opinions would be welcomed!)
You have the folio number, 2927.
The court is irrelevant in 1886.
The FRC leaflet says that all Wills and Administrations 1882 to 1894 are in IR26/3434 to IR26/4855.
So, using PROCAT, we take a stab at somewhere around IR26/4000, discover that we've gone much too far, go back a bit, and eventually find that for surnames E-J in 1886, we are looking at IR26/3722 to IR26/3742.
Pick one at random and click on the full details bit, and it gives you the folio numbers. :)
IR26/3741 covers folios 2851 to 3000, so by my reckoning, that's the one you want.
04-08-2005, 3:50 PM
Thank you so much for that. I have never used PROCAT and it's taken me the last half hour to find my way around - I had never been able to drill down within IR26 - but now I know how! Perseverance is the name of the game!
Question re the folio number. In the register there are 4 columns at the end labelled No of affadavit, Court, Register, Folio. The number I quoted 2927 is under the No of affadavit. The folio column is blank. The last one that National Archives helped me track down had different columns and DID have the folio number.
04-08-2005, 3:56 PM
Have just found this on National Archives site
"On occasion, you may find an index entry with no folio reference: this means that no tax was payable."
DOes this mean there will be no further entries in the registers?
04-08-2005, 4:19 PM
Sorry Val, I *assumed* that the number you quoted was the folio number because I'm used to the earlier stuff with, as you say, different columns - I've not seen anything with an affidavit number, so didn't realise that's what it was.
I really don't know enough about it to say yea or nay, but unless *none* of the entries have a folio number and they've simply used the affidavit numbers instead on PROCAT, I would think that you're right - if the others do and your one doesn't, it looks like a case of no tax, no IR26 register entry.
I'd get a second opinion on that though!
04-08-2005, 4:41 PM
9 of the 19 on the page DO have a folio number, the others don't.
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