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Re: Heir Hunters TV programme
« Reply #27 on: Wednesday 13 January 10 17:34 GMT (UK) »
Good question..... maybe a subject for a future HH programme ?
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Re: Heir Hunters TV programme
« Reply #28 on: Wednesday 13 January 10 17:55 GMT (UK) »
there is very rarely much left by the time we get the case.
however we try to copy all photos and send them to any heir who wants them.
it is very rare to fine family heir looms, when we do it is up to the family who receives them.

The quicker we get given a case and the fewer people involved then the more chance that there is something to give to the family.

If there is a disagreement between the family then the administrator is advised to place the items in auction and inform all the family.

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« Reply #29 on: Wednesday 13 January 10 18:35 GMT (UK) »
Thanks for the replies.

I like the idea of the photographs being copied so each of the heirs can have a copy.

Truth be told if a heir hunter was came knocking on my door (which they won't) I wouldn't be interested in any financial gain but I would like some photos of my ancestors
James Stott c1775-1850. James was born in Yorkshire but where? He was a stonemason and married Elizabeth Archer (nee Nicholson) in 1794 at Ripon. They lived thereafter in Masham. If anyone has any suggestions or leads as to his birthplace I would be interested to know. I have searched for it for years without success. Thank you.


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Re: Heir Hunters TV programme
« Reply #30 on: Wednesday 13 January 10 18:45 GMT (UK) »
As I said the sooner we get involved the better in most cases.

We have worked cases given to us by neighbours that we have solved and the heirs have been able to attend the funeral. It is the best for every one.

Just last year we worked a case that started at over 1.3 mill at the time of death, 300k in property and 1mill in Shares mainly RBS. Because IHT (40%) has to be paid at the value at time of death there was a bill for about 400k to the Gov, it took 2 years for the case to land on our desks and 5 days to have a claim accepted by the TS after that. In this time the share value had reduced to less than 100k by then it was too late to use a dead of variation hence the estate ended up being small. The shares really were a toxic asset worth negative 300k.

So the quicker we can get a case the better


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Re: Heir Hunters TV programme
« Reply #31 on: Monday 18 January 10 12:42 GMT (UK) »
I was watching episode one of HH4 today on iPlayer and I noticed that the West Midlands based agent was sitting in a register office with a monitor behind him that had a England and Wales BMD search facility on it.  You can search the BMD index for a certificate.

I was wondering what database that was?

Is it the one that ran out of money?
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Re: Heir Hunters TV programme
« Reply #32 on: Tuesday 19 January 10 02:43 GMT (UK) »
All local offices have indexes that are searchable for a fee even though as Guy will tell you it should be free to search

Rob
WYATT, COX, STRATTON, all from south Derbyshire and the STS, LEI border Burns Fellows Gough Wilks from STS in particular Black Country and now heading into SOP

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Re: Heir Hunters TV programme
« Reply #33 on: Tuesday 19 January 10 10:40 GMT (UK) »
Thanks Rob

I thought that they had not actually completed this task because they ran out of funding.

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Re: Heir Hunters TV programme
« Reply #34 on: Tuesday 19 January 10 12:00 GMT (UK) »
I love heir hunters as I have said before but noticed this morning that they've made the three Fraser's stand in a courtyard while the camera pans around them.

Neil, you look so uncomfortable with that!!  Poor you  :)
GREENWELL - Middlesbrough
TURNBULL - Houghton le Spring, Coxhoe, Spennymoor
DEVEY - Pentonville, Stockton, M'bro
MOHAN/HUN - Stockton on Tees
SCRAFTON - Darlington
BROADBENT - Saddleworth, Ashton Under Lyne
HEMSWELL - Grantham, M'bro
SIMPKINS - M'bro
SIMPKIN - Little Wratting, Suffolk
MALLALIEU - Saddleworth, Ashton U L
GOODWIN - Macclesfield Forest
SUTCLIFFE - Heptonstall, Ashton U L
PLIMMER - Pontesbury, Ashton U L
CAMBRIDGE - Goulborne, Ashton U L
SIDDALL - Ashton U L

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Re: Heir Hunters TV programme
« Reply #35 on: Tuesday 19 January 10 12:03 GMT (UK) »
Yes didn't really want to do that

not a good shot is it