Bona Vacantia Unclaimed Estates and Adverts

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The Bona Vacantia Division advertises the estates of deceased persons for kin to identify their own entitlement.

The list available below contains all unclaimed estates held by the Bona Vacantia Division which are both newly advertised and historic (which were previously available in the Historic Unclaimed Estates List).

Please be aware that updates to these documents may take up to half an hour to become live and accessible for download.

Further information can be found on the Bona Vacantia website at

Also check out our Twitter feed @bonavacantia_uk for regular updates and information.

From May 2013, the historic cases will include any genealogical information held on our electronic case records. This will generally include the deceased’s marital status, maiden name, and date & place of birth.

From June/July 2013, we will be updating our electronic records with any genealogical information held on archived paper records, and will be updating the most recent Estates on the list first.

As of 1 July 2013 the list of historic unclaimed estates will be amalgamated into the current list of advertised estates. Newly advertised estates will appear daily at the top of the list. As the list is updated the estates that appeared the day before will be transferred into the alphabetical list. Any estates where the Treasury Solicitor no longer has an interest, e.g. where a claim to the estate has been admitted, will be removed daily. The case reference for each estate has now been added to the list and should be used in correspondence.

Please note: The list cannot be guaranteed to be complete and correct and no warranties are given or implied to that effect; the Treasury Solicitor does not accept any responsibility for any loss whatsoever which might result from reliance thereon.

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Additional Links (4)

Unclaimed estates list on GOV.UK
Details about the unclaimed estates list
Make a claim to a deceased person's estate
Refer a deceased person's estate to the Treasury Solicitor

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