A number of people living in Staffordshire could be entitled to an inheritance – and not even know about it.
There are a total of 49 inheritences unclaimed in the county – so if you have one of these surnames you could be in for some money.
The Treasury Solicitor publishes a list of ‘estates’ – property, goods and money – which have been left behind by people who did not make a will, and which are yet to be claimed.
These estates could be worth hundreds of thousands of pounds or could be worth very little, reports Nottinghamshire Live.
However, there is a catch as you only have a limited amount of time to apply for what could be yours.
People can apply up to 12 years after a person’s death with interest on the money, or 30 years without interest on the money.
In Staffordshire there are people with 49 different surnames who have left behind unclaimed estates.
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They were either born, or died, in the area. The full list is published by the government frequently – most recently on June 12.
Those who recognise a surname and want to investigate further, or who just want to look at the full list, can do so by following this link.
Full list of surnames