A list of surnames based in Cumbria could owe some families a small fortune in unclaimed estates.

Millions of pounds of unclaimed inheritance, plus land, properties, real estate and even cars could be waiting to be collected across the Lake District.

Records kept by HM Treasury have revealed there are 38 unclaimed estates with links to families in Cumbria.

When people die without making a will, they leave behind everything they owned in life; including money, property, businesses and cars.

If no one comes forward to claim it then the money could disappear into the government’s accounts.

A quick search of the list, which includes 8,300 names, reveals xx names where the place of birth or place of death are linked to Cumbria and old Cumberland.

Details of the value of each estate haven’t been published, but if you recognise any of the names on the list you could be in for a significant windfall.

How can I collect an unclaimed estate?

There is a 30 year time limit for any estate to be claimed after the death of the person who leaves it behind.

To make a claim you have to be ‘entitled’ to claim the estate by being related to the person who died.

Once you have established if you are able to make a claim all you need to do is send a family tree that shows how you are related to the person whose estate you are trying to claim.

To check the database yourself and make a claim visit here.

Who is entitled to collect an unclaimed estate?

If a person dies without leaving a will the following people are entitled to claim the estate:

Here is the list of the 38  people who have died with links to Cumbria

In some instances the birth or death locations are in old Cumberland, with some areas of Lancashire included.

First names and surnames have been provided (with maiden names where relevant) as well as the date and place of birth, followed by the date and place of death.

John Barr // 27/09/1920 (Buncrana, Ireland) // 21/02/1992 (Carlisle) - Records show John died as a bachelor.

John Mark Frith Blezard // 16/03/1953 (Workington) // 20/04/2009 (Workington) - Records show John died as a bachelor.

Colin Campbell // 25/10/1920 (England) // 25/04/2009 (Wigton)

Mary Margaret Cassidy // 09/12/1919 (Kendal) // 11/01/2000 (Arnside) - Mary was a spinster when she died.

Sylvio Pietro Cecchini // 04/01/1997 (Carlisle)

Michael Coyne // 05/06/1947 (Northumberland) // 10/11/2007 (Whitehaven)

Margaret Anne Derry // 12/04/1994 (Carlisle)

Muriel Doughty // 12/08/1920 ( England) // 08/03/2012 (Wigton)

Juray Dzujka // 29/12/1907 (Czechoslovakia) // 27/02/1991 (Cockermouth) - Records show Juray died as a bachelor.

Augustus Eglitis // 30/03/1919 (Unknown) // 01/07/2005 (Workington)

Phylis Cecilia Fogden // 28/09/1924 (Surrey) // 05/09/2010 (Maryport) - Phylis was a spinster when she died.

Joseph Grady // 22/02/1939 (Unknown) // 18/11/2016 (Whitehaven)

Jean Graham // 30/03/1942 (Cumbria) // 28/08/2014 (Carlise)

Michael Graham  // 30/01/1950 (Carlisle) // 13/11/2016 (Hull) - Records show Michael died as a bachelor.

Stuart Paul Harper // 20/12/1970 (Stoke on Trent) // 05/12/2018 (Whitehaven)

John Hogg // 12/03/1920 (Newcastleton) // 02/02/2005 (Carlisle)

Antoni Horba // 01/10/1991 (Carlisle) // 07/06/1920 (Ukraine) - Antoni was a spinster when she died.

Margaret Hughes // 22/12/1953 (Kendal) // 14/04/2018 (Lancaster)

Joseph Scott Irving // 26/10/1994 (Maryport)

Carol Anne King // 22/10/1945 (Carlisle) //  24/03/2011 (Carlisle) - Carol was a spinster when she died.

Agnes Leiper // 10/06/1914 (Carlisle) // 2/11/1990 (Whitehaven) - Agnes was a spinster when she died.

Rodney David McCaig // 19/03/1955 (Carlisle) // 05/09/2011 (Carlisle) - Rodney was single when he died.

John McCann // 08/06/1913 (Ireland) // 01/03/1994 (Whitehaven) - John was a bachelor when he died.

John Graham McConchie // 21/09/1951 (Unknown) // 20/06/2020 (Carlise)

James McLaughlan // 22/06/1920 (Unknown) // 07/05/1994 (Dovenby) - James was a bachelor when he died.

Veronica McMullen // 13/01/1899 (U.S.A) // 23/08/1994 (Whitehaven) - Veronica died a widow.

Daniel Christopher Moronnan // 18/05/1952 (London) // 02/06/2018 (Carlisle)

Nora Phillipson // 16/10/1914 (Penrith) // 28/10/2003 (Penrith) - Nora died a widow.

Peter Wharton Rooke // 11/08/1945 (Carlisle) // 28/01/2004 (Barnoldswick) - Peter died a widower.

Charles Maurice Stuart Shuttleworth // 18/07/1962 (Carlisle) // 21/02/2019 (Egremont)

Edith Swann // 10/04/1920 (Cumbria) // 17/06/2000 (Carlisle)

Sylvia Thompson // 04/03/1924 (Carlisle) // 17/04/2013 (Carlisle)

Alan Tyson // 21/05/1961 (Carlisle ) // 16/06/2013 (Cuneo South Turin, Italy)

Geoffrey Watson // 22/07/1948 (Carlisle) // 19/01/2017 (Carlisle)

Ronald Calder Weightman // 25/04/1935 (Workington) // 15/12/2011 (Whitehaven) - Ronald died a widower.

Kenneth Western // 25/10/1998 (Carlisle) - Kenneth died a widower.

Ida Wilson // 29/12/1926 (England) // 10/01/2017 (Carlisle) - Ida died a widow.

For the latest news and breaking news visit the CumbriaLive website.

Get all the big headlines, pictures, analysis, opinion and video on the stories that matter to you.

Have you got news for us? Contact our newsdesk on [email protected]