Probate Research and Genealogy

Probate Research into Missing Beneficiaries

Why Have Gengenie Research Contacted You?

If you have been contacted by one of our Probate Researchers with regards to unclaimed funds belonging to an estate then our probate genealogist has indicated that you may be entitled to a share of the estate.

We specialise in probate research cases that have Scottish connections. Estates which come to our attention may have been sitting on the Queens and Lord Treasures Remembrancer List (QLTR) or The Bona Vacantia List (TSoL) for many years.

These lists are made by the Government’s Treasury Department’s for Scotland, England and Wales and contain estates which have been passed to them where the deceased have died intestate.

The deceased person in question would have passed away without any known kin and without leaving a valid will, other binding declaration or the blood relations in question may not be aware of the funds being passed to the Treasury.

So this brings us to the question of who is entitled to inherit from these estates? The next surviving relations in the blood line are entitled.

If the spouse is still alive they would be next in line, if not then the children of the deceased would be entitled. If there are no surviving spouse, children, grand-children etc. then the next in line would be the parents of the deceased. If the parents have also passed away then brothers and sisters of the deceased or their descendants would be entitled.

This follows for all the generations below

  1. Spouse
  2. Issue (i.e. children or their descendants)
  3. Parents
  4. Brothers and Sisters of the Whole Blood Equally (or their issue)
  5. Brothers and Sisters of the Half-Blood Equally (or their issue)
  6. Surviving Grandparents Equally
  7. Aunts and Uncles of the Whole Blood Equally (or their issue)
  8. Aunts and Uncles of the Half-Blood Equally (or their issue)
  9. In Scotland Only, Descendants of Great Grandparents.
  10. The Crown

Any information sourced in relation to an estate or information given by you will never be passed on to any third party for any reason other than to progress with the claim of the estate mentioned in any correspondence sent to you.

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