A list of Liverpool surnames could owe some lucky families a small fortune in unclaimed estates.

Millions of pounds of unclaimed inheritance could be waiting to be collected across Merseyside, and if you recognise any of these names then you could be in luck.

Records kept by the government have revealed there are 77 unclaimed estates with links to Liverpool and Wirral, and they could be worth some serious cash.

When people die without making a will, they leave behind everything they owned - whether it’s money, property, business or cars.

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

These records go back years - and include some popular Liverpool surnames, as well as some of the information held about the deceased.

The Treasury keeps a list of all the unclaimed assets on their records, and a significant number of neglected estates have links to Merseyside.

A quick search of the list, which includes a staggering 8,300 names, reveals 77 names where the place of birth or place of death are linked to Liverpool and Wirral specifically.

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?

The Treasury in London

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 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:

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Here is the full list of the 77 people who have died with links to Merseyside

*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.

  1. Norma Glynne Baker (Roberts) // 02/02/1942 (Liverpool) // 14/07/2015 (Plymouth)

  2. Lilian Birch // 22/08/1938 (Liverpool) // 14/09/2007 (Wirral)

  3. Christine Brown // 17/12/1941 (Liverpool) // 15/10/2017 (Southampton)

  4. Mary Brown // 21/02/1916 (Liverpool) // 18/04/2009 (Wythenshawe)

  5. Desmond Leslie Cameron // 28/02/1923 (Liverpool) // 22/02/2001 (Minehead, Somerset)

  6. Francis Leo Cameron // 23/07/1936 (South Liverpool) // 27/09/2014 (Banstead, Surrey)

  7. Paul Williams // 21/10/1948 (Liverpool) // 18/11/2001 (Brighton)

  8. David Anthony Cafferty // 02/01/1946 (Liverpool) // 18/11/2001 (Torquay)

  9. Gaenor Clark (Roberts) // 19/10/1956 (Birkenhead) // 10/06/1996 (Croydon)

  10. Phillip Charles Crisp // 02/11/1946 (Liverpool) // 26/09/2010 (Brighton East, Sussex)

  11. Mabel Curtis // 05/05/1909 (Liverpool) // 24/04/1994 (Gosport, Hampshire)

  12. Arthur Eccles // 22/03/1905 (Liverpool) // 16/08/1990 (Leicester)

  13. Freda Mary Howarth // 09/02/1925 (Liverpool) // 10/02/2002 (Pontefract)

  14. Douglas Dunlop Jones // 20/10/1903 (Wallasey) // 17/10/1994 (Denbigh, Clwyd)

  15. Harold Leather // 24/07/1940 (Liverpool) // 17/07/2018 (Bedford)

  16. Dyreck Littlewood // 12/05/1934 (Liverpool) // 28/01/2011 (Deeside, Flintshire)

  17. John Kelly // 19/12/1927 (Liverpool) // 24/07/1991 (Nottingham)

  18. James Christoper Lynch // 02/01/1928 (Liverpool) // 21/03/2002 (Swindon)

  19. Trevor Allen Matthews // 28/08/1940 (Liverpool) // 22/01/2005 (Lincoln)

  20. Yvonne Barbara Morris (Beck) // 21/02/1930 (Liverpool) // 13/08/2017 (Leeds)

  21. Margaret Rose Pahis // 02/11/1942 (Liverpool) // 16/09/2012 (Sydenham)

  22. Christine Patterson // 21/11/1930 (Liverpool) // 26/10/2005 (Epsom)

  23. David Nicholas Ridley // 21/09/1940 (Liverpool) // 20/06/2012 (Liverpool)

  24. Barrie Clifford Robinson // 07/01/1939 (Liverpool) // 09/02/2017 (Birkenhead)

  25. Nigel Robin Sloan // 05/05/1945 (Liverpool) // 10/09/2010 (Camberwell)

  26. John Patrick Taylor // 04/09/1923 (Liverpool) // 18/12/1996 (Cheadle)

  27. Andrew John Thomas // 02/11/1943 (Birkenhead) // 04/03/2013 (Wythenshawe)

  28. Dennis Thomas // 13/12/1939 (Liverpool) // 28/02/2012 (Rhyl)

  29. Paul Vernon // 27/06/1958 (Liverpool) // 28/03/2018 (Brighton)

  30. Trudi Woods // 15/10/1966 (Liverpool) // 05/09/2014 (Croydon)

  31. John Duval // 11/07/1939 (Liverpool) // 25/05/2015 (Alcester, Warwickshire)

  32. Winifred Luckman (Hill) // 16/02/1911 (Liverpool) // 13/09/2000 (Winsford)

  33. Frances Montigo // 05/05/1923 (Liverpool) // 28/12/2003 (Wirral)

  34. Irene Jean Parent // 10/01/1924 (Liverpool) // 15/10/1999 (Battersea)

  35. May Roberts (Hassall) // 30/05/1944 (Liverpool) // 19/09/2014 (Abergele, Conwy)

  36. William Turner // 19/07/1920 (Liverpool) // 10/04/1991 (Leeds)

  37. Thomas Griffin // 23/11/1947 (Liverpool) // 27/08/2018 (Westminster)

  38. Eileen Mason // 09/09/1903 (Liverpool) // 02/12/2002 (Paddington)

  39. Ann Patricia Powell // 22/01/1952 (Liverpool) // 15/10/2008 (Reading)

  40. John Henry Walsh // 12/06/1907 (Liverpool) // 29/08/2000 (Runcorn)

  41. Maureen O'Brien // 04/04/1938 (Liverpool) // 11/05/2001 (Penarth)

  42. Terence Stanford // 08/10/1911 (Liverpool) // 08/08/1999 (Carshalton)

  43. May Stobbs // 04/10/1904 (Birkenhead) // 19/05/1992 (St Albans)

  44. Stephen Elisha Weeks // 05/03/1920 (England) // 04/12/1994 (Birkenhead)

  45. Phyllis Chambers // 16/07/1917 (Tranmere) // 12/07/2007 (Birkenhead)

  46. Peter Ellis // 26/09/1939 (Merseyside) // 17/05/2012 (Brent, London)

  47. Robert Fallowfield // 28/01/1944 (Wallasey) // 25/07/2011 (Wallasey)

  48. Edith Margaret Goulding // 19/01/1928 (Birkenhead) // 26/02/2009 (Wallasey)

  49. Stephen Dale Hoare // 30/05/1951 (Wirral) // 14/05/2003 (Wirral)

  50. Sandra Denise Jones // 10/02/1960 (England) // 07/12/2019 (Wallasey)

  51. David George King // 23/02/1953 (Birkenhead) // 04/12/2008 (Wirral)

  52. Marie McGowan // 15/04/1947 (Whiston) // 29/03/2005 (Birkenhead)

  53. Margaret Perry (Murphy) // 17/01/1921 (Belfast) // 18/10/2011 (Birkenhead)

  54. Thomas David Place // 09/02/1911 // 28/05/1995 (Wallasey)

  55. Harold Watkinson // 15/06/1940 (England) // 09/05/2015 (Prescot)

  56. David Craig // 27/02/1935 // 13/01/2000 (Birkenhead)

  57. Peter Anthony Hayes // 10/10/1927 (England) // 09/01/1996 (Birkenhead)

  58. Ian Philip Kelly // 30/03/1949 (Bootle) // 16/11/2010 (Cambridge)

  59. Marguerite Pickles (Davies) // 14/02/1916 (Birkenhead) // 25/01/2008 (Wirral)

  60. Robert Wilson // 03/12/1915 // 23/01/1996 (Birkenhead)

  61. Robert Evans // 10/04/1941 (Gloucester) // 31/10/2011 (Wirral)

  62. Alice Audrey Owen // 29/01/1926 (Wirral) // 21/10/2012 (Wirral)

  63. Irene Holden // 30/07/1910 // 24/12/1993 (Birkenhead)

  64. Jean Rutherford // 23/03/1995 (Birkenhead)

  65. Bernard John Smith // 06/01/1949 (Birkenhead) // 05/12/2012 (Birkenhead)

  66. Eva Sylvia Barnett Price // 14/09/1932 (Prenton) // 19/06/1998 (Birkenhead)

  67. Michael Paul Allen // 04/12/1953 // 04/08/2003 (Wirral)

  68. William Crowe // 12/02/1918 // 09/09/1994 (Birkenhead)

  69. Joseph Flynn // 16/08/1924 (Birkenhead) // 22/01/2009 (Birkenhead)

  70. Sarah Isobel Marshall // 10/01/1993 (Hoylake)

  71. Gillian Owen (Foster) // 05/02/1920 (Wirral) // 04/12/1993 (Wirral)

  72. William Bailey // 20/04/1921 (Wallasey) // 25/12/2008 (Birkenhead)

  73. Willian Harry Johnson // 30/11/1907 (West Hartlepool) // 27/12/1991 (Wallasey)

  74. Sally Vandyke // 01/06/1998 (Wirral)

  75. Frank James Morris // 22/08/1939 // 07/11/2003 (Wirral)

  76. Peter Devlin // 11/09/1900 (Irish Republic) // 08/05/1992 (Wallasey)

  77. Kathleen Mary Waddon (Harrison) // 09/08/1914 (Liverpool) // 04/05/2007 (Taunton)