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Help Translating a Will to English

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Re: Translation

Posted: 1382365418000
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I am not sure whether it adds anything of real value but I found a web-site which gives equivalent values for money over several hundred years. According to this £2 in 1793 would be worth £199 today, when worked out with the Retail Price Index and £2,410 when worked out against average earnings. Certainly nothing to get excited about, but if the amount was shillings it would have been so small it seems unlikely to have been any use in putting it in a Will so pounds look more likely. Another thought that occurs is whether this was one of the ruses used to hide values, by giving a sum indicating that was the whole estate? Unfortunately this can only remain speculation.
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