Dozens of estates still unclaimed in county

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Dozens of estates of Northamptonshire people who have died in the last two decades remain unclaimed, according to information released by Whitehall.

There are 67 people who were either born or died in the county on the Government list. They were born between 1903 and 1962, and died between 1989 and last year.

Most of those on the list died in the county. The majority also have their birthplaces identified, with some being as far afield as Romania and Nigeria, as well as in towns and cities around the UK.

And a solicitor based in Higham Ferrers has urged anyone who thinks they might be entitled to claim part of any unclaimed estate to contact the Bona Vacantia Division of the Treasury Solicitor’s Department, providing evidence to support a claim.

“Clearly, if anyone out there sees a name they recognise, they should make contact with the Official Solicitor straight away,” said Jim Kearns, a partner at QualitySolicitors Wilson Browne.

Mr Kearns said private genealogists worked behind the scenes to try and identify heirs, but it would be cheaper for people to identify relatives themselves.

“It will certainly save people money if they can do it that way round,” he added.

The complete list of those with links to the county and whose estates have still not been claimed (name, date and place of birth, date and place of death):

Claude Allen, unknown, 13 July 1997 in Daventry

George William Baker, 26 April 1909 in St Neots, Cambs, 20 August 1989 in Wellingborough

John Benford, 5 February 1915, 25 September 2008 in Bedford/Northamptonshire

Josephine Byrne, unknown, 4 April 1993 in Northampton

Ellen Calley, 16 April 1932, 19 June 2008 in Kettering

Dorothea Carpenter, 4 December 1908, 14 January 2004 in Towcester

William Carroll, 11 July 1928, 22 December 2003 in Kettering

Aino Cirponis, 17 June 1917, 14 November 2005 in Irchester

Florence Emily Coles, 6 December 1936, 13 March 2006 in Kettering

Margaret Louisa Eliza Collins, 5 September 1918 in Lewisham, London, 4 June 2007 in Kettering

Kathleen Ann Coogan, 5 March 1954 in Belfast, 19 October 2007 in Brackley

Marjorie Curram, unknown, 12 May 1994 in Northampton

Mary Patricia Doody, unknown, 14 April 1995 in Brixworth

Michael Edwards, 2 February 1940, 19 August 2009 in Wellingborough

John Ferrell, 9 January 1924 in Scotstown, Glasgow, 13 July 1999 in Kettering

John Stephen James Fifield, 24 October 1937, 26 February 2013 in Kettering

Anthony Ford, 8 February 1940 in Bristol, 18 February 2013 in Kettering

Roger Fortune, 4 June 1941 in Northamptonshire, 18 January 2012 in Crediton, Devon

David Robin Granger, 25 May 1943 in Northampton, 26 December 2010 in Crick

Kenneth William Greenhow, 7 January 1929, 15 May 2008 in Northampton

Peter Malcolm Gross, 6 January 1946 in Northampton, 3 September 2008 in Lowestoft, Suffolk

Albert Edward Hall, 6 March 1917 in Northampton, 2 February 2002 in Kettering

Colin Hamil, 18 August 1950, 15 March 2011 in Kettering

Robert William Harris, 26 April 1930 in Romford, Essex, 6 August 2009 in Kettering

Cecilia Bridget Hodges, unknown, 3 January 1994 in Northampton

Ferenc Homann, unknown, 31 December 1998 in Northampton

Frederick Albert Jackson, 24 April 1917 in Nottingham, 16 November 1998 in Towcester

Frank Jenkinson, 5 January 1932 in Yorkshire, 24 June 2013 in Northampton

Patricia Johnstone, 26 January 1950 in England, 26 July 2013 in Northampton

Leslie Jones, 23 November 1915 in Wales, 29 June 1998 in Northampton

John Keyes, 1 January 1930, 10 October 2003 in Daventry

Andreas Kramer, 15 July 1925 in Romania, 21 April 2002 in Northampton

Richard Oscar Kublik, unknown, 5 March 1996 in Kettering

Bruno Kwidinski, 2 January 1926 in Poland, 19 March 2004 in Northampton

David Roland Loasby, unknown, 18 May 1999 in Kettering

Olga Mathurin, 22 October 1933 in London, 18 July 2004 in Northampton

Henry Joseph McHale, 11 February 1915, 10 October 1997 in Northampton

Robert McLean, 4 May 1949, 7 July 1995 in Northampton

Svetolick Mihailovic, 27 March 1909 in Yugoslavia, 18 March 2000 in Northampton

Gordon Mitchell, unknown, 16 December 2005 in Northampton

John William Newbury, 11 August 1936 in Sudborough, 25 August 2008 in Kettering

Violet Odell, 24 February 1923 in Irthlingborough, 17 October 2001 in Wellingborough

Barbara Govan O’Keefe, 21 January 1903 in Jamestown, Dumbartonshire, 28 December 1991 in Kettering

Kayode Orishagbemi, 22 February 1932 in Yola, Nigeria, 10 March 2010 in Northampton

Jozef Pachocki, 8 August 1927 in Kozinicza, Poland, 26 February 1998 in Wellingborough

Raymond Claud Penny, 16 January 1924 in Northampton, 31 May 2004 in Northampton

Peggy Louisa Britton Pinney, unknown, 5 February 1994 in Northampton

Martin Pitters, 21 December 1921 in Romania, 7 December 2006 in Northampton

Kenneth Redfern Rasmussen, 9 May 1923 in Northern Ireland, 13 January 2001 in Kettering

Gwendoline Richardson, 10 May 1928 in Northampton, 23 April 2010 in Northampton

Terence Richardson, 24 September 1910 in Irthlingborough, 17 January 2008 in Northampton

Frank Gordon Roberts, 11 December 1921 in Castleford, Yorkshire, 6 November 1997 in Northampton

Raymond See, 1 May 1938 in Wellington, Somerset, 16 July 1997 in Daventry

John Shore, 8 April 1922 in Wales, 28 February 2005 in Wellingborough

Eunice Simmonds, 19 November 1931 in England, 5 September 2005 in Kettering

Denis Reginald Smith, 24 June 1928 in Northampton, 3 December 2000 in Potton, Bedfordshire

Edward Smith, 27 August 1925, 14 October 2007 in Northampton

Peter Daniel Smith, 5 October 1947 in England, 18 June 2011 in Northampton

Janos Szorcsok, unknown, 12 September 1996 in Northampton

Kathleen Timmins, 11 June 1926 in the Republic of Ireland, 30 July 2013 in Northampton

Angela Mary Vickery, 1 September 1935 in Richmond, Surrey, 10 May 1999 in Northampton

Derek Ward, 26 January 1936 in Coventry, 22 January 2002 in Northampton

Barbara Weaver, 11 August 1928 in the West Midlands, 2 July 2013 in Kettering

Heather White, 10 April 1962, 27 November 2010 in Northampton

Dennis Peter Wilkins, unknown, 25 January 1992 in Northampton

Thomas Alan Wilkinson, 6 August 1939 in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, 23 June 2004 in Northampton

Akinola Williams, 12 July 1929 in Nigeria, 16 February 2008 in Northampton