Database Of Unclaimed Estates
Bona Vacantia or 'empty goods'
Many individuals die without leaving a will (or intestate as it is called) and who have no known kin. When this happens the estate (any property, money or goods) will ultimately pass to the Crown. That means the estates will be administered by an official and the value eventually ends up in the Government's coffers.
This phenomenon is know as "Bona Vacantia" in legal terms, which literally means "empty assets". The Government have a duty to advertise these estates to attempt to find a more rightful heir (i.e. a family member) who would have priority over the Crown
Recently the Government has made these estates available in digital format - so we have made them easily searchable. Search thousands of estate records by name, place of death or birth or by reporting body.
If you have more up to date information on an individual please use the feedback form on each page to update the listing.
If you think you may be related to, or know someone who is related to the deceased the use the contact form on each listing to advise us.
- John Anthony Hartley 10/04/1999
- Ralph Miller 02/11/1999
- John Philip Morgan 06/06/1999
- Irene Eileen May Everitt 24/09/1999
- Michael Richard Brown 12/10/1999
- Susan Carol Marshall 27/11/1998
- Albert John Llewellyn 21/11/1999
- Patrick Callaghan 04/08/1999
- Annie Watkins 11/08/1996
- Queenie Burlton 18/05/1999