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Joan Report 26 Nov 2009 17:53

Hi Joan
Just book marking this thread BUT as we share a name ..........mmmmmm
Best wishes to you and yours
Joan (a pauper)

Karen in the desert

Karen in the desert Report 27 Nov 2009 16:47

An interesting thread Joan....and what a lovely surprise, to be in line for a windfall. Sorry that someone had to die first, but you know what I mean, it's stuff we all dream of!! LOL
I was thinking along the lines of some of the others ref: the Probate Company's fee......give it some careful thought before you sign up with them, you might find you can do it all yourself and save on the expense!

Keep us informed.



AnninGlos Report 27 Nov 2009 16:57

These probate companies must hate heir hunters Lol!!!!


Jane Report 27 Nov 2009 17:00

Not long after I was married in 1981,a letter came through my letter box with a cheque for nearly £2000 pounds!!!! .It had been left to me by a woman who I had no idea who she was.I rang my Mum to see if she knew the name of this lady,and it turned out she was my step Grandmother!!!!!!!!I was told she only saw me once when I was a baby,and I have no idea how they found me.
Strange things can happen lol


Amokavid Report 27 Nov 2009 17:04

Hi Karen,
Certainly a surprise.The research company are not looking to sign us up to anything,they are actually working for the deceased persons Solicitors.
It may well be that the Solicitors will want a slice of the action,but we will just have to wait until they make contact again & take it from there.
We actually gave them 2 more names that they weren't aware of,so they have to contact them now.
Trying to work out where the lady comes in on hubbys tree,but working forward is not proving very easy.
I did a bit of googling & found her brothers death announcement in 2005,from the info given he doesn't appear to have been married.
I then did a search of & his name has come up as a Premium find! & also states his sister is at the same address.
However I cannot find anything more about them or get the address unless I register & buy credits,but I seem to recall seeing on GR boards that it's quite costly.

edited to add...whirley has located the lady on the E Roll for me,just before her death.



Jennifer Report 28 Nov 2009 22:45

Surely if you are in for a bob or two it would be cost effective to register and get credits eh ???


Amokavid Report 16 Dec 2009 00:13

Just a wee UPDATE.......

Well I have been busy researching the lady in question & got the relevant info on her parents,I have got the certificate information I needed & have now been able to go back into hubbys tree & connect her to the his family.
Her Christian name at the time of death was not her birth / certificate name,but various records show she has been known by the "new" name for quite some time!
The deceased person WAS a cousin of my husbands granny,but we did not know her at all,but everything is fitting into place.
The informant of her death (& of her brother) are from the same firm of solicitors,so likely to be the ones dealing with her estate!.
All I have to do now is look after hubby, lol, & sit back & wait to see what the outcome will be!


Theresa (Cork, Ireland) 157164

Theresa (Cork, Ireland) 157164 Report 16 Dec 2009 00:32

OOOh Joan,

sounds like an interesting story.... will keep an eye on the outcome!!

love T.x

Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond

Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond Report 16 Dec 2009 01:01

Joan, I am glad you have solved the mystery of the identity of this lady and can fit her into your hubby's tree. Shame he didn't know about her so that you could have met but lots of families like that, where you don't know or remember everyone.

I hope everything works out smoothly now and you soon get your inheritance.

Couldn't have happened to a nicer person, enjoy it when it turns up



Amokavid Report 16 Dec 2009 01:10

Aw Liz,thankyou for those kind words,that was so nice of you to say that.

It is rather sad not to have known the lady,I am sure though that hubbys mother would have known her & her brothers,such a pity that the older family members are now gone & we are unable to ask questions.
I will add to the thread once we know something new,probably have a long wait though.


Sue (Sylvia Z )

Sue (Sylvia Z ) Report 16 Dec 2009 12:55

Glad you solved the mystery Joan. I hope you can use some of the money to treat yourselves.


AnninGlos Report 16 Dec 2009 14:49

I am pleased that you have worked out where she fits into your family, I will look forward to following the rest of the story.


MaggyfromWestYorkshire Report 16 Dec 2009 14:57

Have been wondering about you Joan. Glad you have solved the mystery of this lady. Isn't it good when things finally fall into place!

Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond

Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond Report 17 Dec 2009 01:40

You are welcome, Joan, btw do I have your address for the begging letter lol?



Amokavid Report 22 May 2012 13:58

Well here we are almost 2 & a 1/2 years since the thread was first started.

Hubby has recieved a letter today from the deceased persons Solicitor.

Good news is....he IS a beneficiary, however he is 1 of 179 beneficiaries, lol.

They are now in the process of winding up the estate but it could still be a while before we hear more,no idea of the value of the estate but hoping hubbys share will cover at least the cost of a fish supper each! lol.

Still all rather exciting....



DazedConfused Report 22 May 2012 15:17

We had something similar about 5 years ago, a cousin of OHs father died in Scotland without leaving a will.

We got £36.00


Amokavid Report 22 May 2012 18:03

Hi PP.
I can't see hubby being able to buy himself a new Golf car,or for me to have new house windows, lol.
The deceased person never married & no children of her own,we know some mentioned on the list, but as for the rest,no idea, lol



Janet Report 22 May 2012 19:43

What an interesting update. Good luck with the shareout-jl


SylviaInCanada Report 23 May 2012 07:07

We had a similar situation a number of years ago.

A cousin of OH's father died, and we got a letter from a solicitor asking if OH was the son of his (deceased) father, and asking if we knew where his (OH's) sister might be. All kinds of proof had to be provided.

The difference with you was that OH did know the name of the lady and had met her a number of times when he was younger. She had never married (or had children).

She had left one part of her estate to each of a number of cousins and relatives .......... I forget the actual number now, but I think it was around 18 or so.

About 6 months later, OH got a cheque for around £20,000, which was his half of f-i-l's share

Then about a year later, he got another cheque for around £9,000 or so from the final winding up of the estate.

Paid quite a big chunk off the mortgage that did!!

Good luck with yours!



Amokavid Report 3 Dec 2012 19:30

............Hi everyone, well now it is 3 years since we first heard that my hubby could well be in line for some inheritance & so for those of you who have followed this thread here is the latest & final news.
Hubby got a letter today informing him that the deceased relatives estate had now been wound up & he has received a cheque for his share from the deceased relatives estate.............£99-05p. Not quite enough for a new Golf, lol.

Thought you might be interested in seeing where the rest of the estate went!!

Value of the estate was......£73,696,07

interest gained .....£177.62p (in 3 years!)

Fee for the Research team
(hired by the deceased Solicitors).......£26,877,07p

Solicitors fee......£16,924,80p

other areas of Admin......£758,72p

Insurance costs put in place for a limited time for those missing / untraced beneficieries.....2,272,40p

In May of THIS year we were told there were 179 beneficeries, todays letter indicates that hubbys share is....1 of 273, thay have not said why this figure has now changed!

The £99 inheritance will go towards paying for our next delivery of heating Oil.