Alan’s Odle’s Estate

The Probate Calendar for 1949 gives the following information:

ODLE, Alan Elsden of Hillside Trevone Padstow Cornwall died 14th February 1948 Administration Bodmin 7 January to Dorothy Miller Odle widow. Effects £811 15s.

Alan did not leave a will so his estate went to his widow, but of course there are no details, so we don’t know how this sum was arrived at. Anyway, this translates to £24,305 in today’s money, which on the surface could call into question their assumed poverty, but perhaps the answer lies in what his artwork was valued at.


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