Even if Estate Duty had been paid it was only 1% for the first band of £3-4,000.
Previously I suggested that the £3,269 might be explained by Gregsten’s mother having put her house in his name to avoid Estate Duty, but it seems hardly worth doing that to avoid £32! Perhaps she had other assets.
Anyway the Land Registry entry for 19 Wentworth Avenue will show who had title at that time.
I can't recall whether or not this has been discussed before on the board, so apologies in advance if it has.
Hawser has Alphon convicted in 1953 for pinching a motor cycle, Woffinden a car. Given that Alphon being able to drive a car would bolster Woffinden's thesis, and keeping in mind his record for being free-and-easy with the facts, I'm inclined to believe Hawser. Anyone know for sure?