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I am an expert in Wills and Probate law. The answer to your question is very simple. DO NOT accept the lower offer. There is no two year limit. There is something known as an "executors year", which means that if you are not paid your legacy within a year of death, you are entitled to interest on the amount due to you. The executor therefore owes you interest.
Further if assets are tied up, it is the executors job to realise the assets. I suggest you tell the executor that you have received legal advice and that if he does not pay up, you will sue. It is likely that the executor is trying to pull a fast one so this should do the trick.