The names which could lead to 42 families in Wiltshire inheriting a fortune have been revealed, as huge estates have been left unclaimed.

The latest list of unclaimed estates was published by the government treasury on October 23, and shows that Wiltshire families could be able to claim an undiscovered fortune.

Government records have revealed that there are 42 unclaimed estates belonging to people from Wiltshire who have died.

A huge number of these are in Swindon and Salisbury.

When someone dies without leaving a will, their assets are left unclaimed. The government monitors these estates in the hope that the lawful heirs will claim them.

However, if no claim is made then the money could make its way into the government’s accounts.

So if you think are eligible to inherit an estate and you share a last name with the deceased, you should make a claim.

Who is entitled to collect an unclaimed estate?

If an individual dies without leaving a will, the following people are able to claim the estate:

  • Husband, wife or civil partner
  • Children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren etc.
  • Mother or father
  • Brothers or sisters who share both the same parents, or their children (nieces and nephews)
  • Half sisters or brothers or their children
  • Uncles and aunts or their children (first cousins or their descendants)

How can I secure an unclaimed estate?

When an individual dies without leaving a will, relatives have 12 years to apply to claim the estate in the interest of money or 30 years without that interest, from the day of death.

If you are eligible to inherit an unclaimed estate, you must provide a family tree that shows how you are related to the individual and whose estate you wish to claim.

To make a claim click here. The list is frequently updated, so be sure to check regularly.

The surnames of unclaimed estates in Wiltshire by place of death:


  • Bainborough


  • Vejs


  • James
  • Nunn
  • Page


  • Matthews

Royal Wootton Bassett

  • Belcher


  • Belgrave
  • Knowles
  • Laird
  • Mathews
  • Miller
  • Rennie
  • Roberts
  • Ryan
  • Squibb
  • Wood


  • Cafferty
  • Caffrey
  • Cullen
  • Davis
  • Demello
  • Evans
  • Kelly
  • Lynch
  • Marsden
  • Maschotta
  • Moloney
  • Moran
  • Prosser
  • Reynolds
  • Sloan
  • Smith
  • Sullivan
  • Udell
  • Walsh
  • White


  • Johnson


  • Djivanovic
  • Hosey
  • Maliszewski


  • Radosaljevic