Table of Wills
1. Some of the amounts in the 'Equivalent
to' column have been averaged where the DOD did
not fall on the exact year given in TNA's currency converter, or the
nearest year was chosen in the currency converter.
2. The persons granted
probate are the executors of the will in question.
It is not always clear who the legatees
were. Usually one or more of the executors are in fact the
beneficiaries of the will, and a solicitor is often found as a co-executor who sorts out the documentation
and allocation of assets bequeathed.
In the case of
Charles M. Thomas's will, however, the
executor was Edward Armitage, CMT's solicitor, but it is unlikely
he would have been the principal legatee. Kenneth Swithenbank was most probably the beneficiary, being the only surviving son of
Charles Thomas's wife Jessie and because CMT had no children of his