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Remission of Estate Duty - Killed on Active Service 1940
« on: Sunday 23 December 18 21:49 GMT (UK) »
Hello

The MoD (after proving from the surviving Solicitors Out Letters Book) released the full copies of the Solicitors letter sent to the Air Ministry regarding a 1940 Service death on Air Operations and of the Air Ministry copy reply sent to the Solicitors (trimmed for privacy reasons) acting for my Widowed Grandmother as Administratrix regarding the Remission of Estate Duty.

Obviously there was some Remission of Estate Duty ...
https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/results/r?_aq=Remission%20of%20Estate%20Duty&_dss=range&_sd=1940&_ed=1945&_ro=any&_st=adv

RAF Remission of Death Duties (seen)
http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C2635372

The Affidavit made, is not with the two Registered Probate Admin sheets I went to Court in person many years ago for them.

However, I discovered last week on Discovery these appear to be all withheld under extended closure at TNA, Kew, under a Lord Chancellor's Instrument, so I will follow that document up.
http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C10884554

https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/results/r?_ep=Affidavit&_cr=IR&_dss=range&_sd=1940&_ed=1945&_ro=any&_st=adv

I am interested to find out about certain matters for family history purposes.

However, does anyone know anything please, about the Remission of Estate Duty or associated documents?

Thanks Mark
"George HOOD of Selby" Before 1812?

Born about 1785 (Yorkshire per 1841 Census)

Married Sarah RUSSELL at Selby 1815 newspaper - "both of that place".

Buried in the Quaker Burial Ground at Selby as "Not in Membership" in 1845, aged 60 years.

George HOOD of Selby was refused Membership of the Quakers in 1836.

Elected Overseer of the Poor of Selby in 1838.

Had both known (Selby) and unknown (some not stated 1846) property interests.

Possible (but unknown) links to COOK and/or PEARSON names.

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Re: Remission of Estate Duty - Killed on Active Service 1940
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 23 December 18 22:52 GMT (UK) »
Hello

Perhaps Solicitors were applying for remission due to him returning to his English base from an air operation over occupied territory.

UK Hansard 1940 Debate about the Finance Bill
https://api.parliament.uk/historic-hansard/commons/1940/jun/06/finance-bill#column_1068

However, in the case of the Royal Air Force and the Fleet Air Arm, there are some members of those Forces stationed in this country the nature of whose service is such that it approximates to their being on active service abroad. That is why the Clause contains a reference to the operational crews and not to the ground staff, because the operational crews are those engaged in active service outside this country.

Mark
"George HOOD of Selby" Before 1812?

Born about 1785 (Yorkshire per 1841 Census)

Married Sarah RUSSELL at Selby 1815 newspaper - "both of that place".

Buried in the Quaker Burial Ground at Selby as "Not in Membership" in 1845, aged 60 years.

George HOOD of Selby was refused Membership of the Quakers in 1836.

Elected Overseer of the Poor of Selby in 1838.

Had both known (Selby) and unknown (some not stated 1846) property interests.

Possible (but unknown) links to COOK and/or PEARSON names.

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