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What a lot he left!!

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Just been checking some of the distant rellies and found one who left £42,000 when he died in 1912.
By all calculations that would be worth 3.8 million in todays money!!
As he had no children he left it all to his sister and her son!! Lucky relatives!!

He was listed in the 1911 census as a glass manufacturer.

I dont suppose any of the loot came my side of the family but will never know!!

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Did a bit more searching and have found that my relative was only a factory manager for the Birmingham glass manufacturer John Walsh Walsh.
When John Walsh Walsh died in 1864 his executors put the business up for sale, but his daughter Ellen Eliza persueded her husband Thomas Walker to buy the business. He appointed my rellie Lewis John Murray to run the company. He did so until his death in 1912.
So his leaving £42000 in his will must mean he was highly paid as Thomas Walkers effects in 1922 left 98,429 so not bad for a manager nearly half of the owners cash!!

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