Category: Swedish Estate Inventory

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An estate inventory (bouppteckning) is a written document that by law should declare all the assets and debts in case of death and bankruptcy.

In 1734 a Swedish law was formed that said that an estate inventory should be written after somebody had died. It was up to the widow, widower or other surviving family members to write down all the belongings at the time of death. This should be done within three months from the time of death and a copy should be sent to the court.

Sources; Wikirötter on Inventory of Estate

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