COULD you be the long lost heir to a fortune of somebody who died in Slough without a will?

There are millions of pounds of unclaimed money, that hasn’t been left to anybody, sitting with the government.

When somebody dies and there is no will or known family, their money passes into the hands of the Treasury.

The government holds on to estates worth more than £500 and files them in a document called the Bona Vacantia list which is updated online every day.

Anybody can make a claim if they think they are entitled to the assets – but they must prove they are somehow related to the person.

The government’s website says: “If you believe you are entitled to claim an estate which has been dealt with by BVD, please sent a family tree which shows how you are related to the person who has died, and include the dates of birth, marriage and death of all those on the tree.”

Here is the list of the 24 unclaimed estates of people who have died in Slough:

• Keith Baptiste, also known as Keith Vincent Baptiste: born on November 18, 1960; died on May 28, 2018 in Slough

• Barbara Mary Bowden:, a spinster, born on May 3, 1939 in Maidenhead; died on June 5, 2005 in Slough

• William Martin Joseph Fitzgerald: born on November 20 1929 in Ireland; died on June 1, 1995 in Slough

• Robin William Gale: born on July 13, 1949 in Ascot; died on July 18, 2016 in Slough

• Lida Gregorian: born on May 16, 1919 in Iran; died on July 14, 1999 in Slough

• Violet Evelyn Muriel Gundry: born on February 23, 1927 in Lambeth in London; died on January 2, 1999 in Slough

• Sheila Hayman: a spinster, born on August 11, 1924 in Maidenhead; died on January 26 1999 in Slough

• Ann Carol Hibbert: A spinster, born on December 18, 1946 in London; died on March 3, 1998

• John Holland: born in March 9, 1936 somewhere in the UK; died on May 18 in Slough

• Josephine Keilly: was born on March 9, 1926; died on August 20, 2005 in Slough

• Leonard Lestschinski, also known as Leonard Sigismund Lestschinski: born on April 2, 1924 in Kharkov Ukraine; died on December 16, 2008 in Slough

• Maria Malinowska, who had the maiden name Wrzesien: a widow, born on December 30, 1915 in Poland; died on May 17, 1999 in Slough

• Thelma Phyllis Mason: born on July 30, 1931 in Plymouth; died on February 12, 1995 in Slough. She had the maiden name Jones before she married Frank Edward Mason in Paddington. He died in June 1969 in Eton.

• Walter David Pratt: a single man, born on June 21, 1951 in England; died on August 5, 2018 in Slough

• Smilya Preston, who had the maiden name Stefanovic: born in Serbia on June 26, 1929; died in Slough on June 3, 2013

• Margaret Joyce Reed: born on June 26, 1946 in Staines; died on June 9, 2007 in Langley

• William Frances Short: Born August 2, 1941; died in March 4, 2015 in Slough

• Stephen Kelly Smith, who might have been a member of the Soldiers Sailors Airforce Association, born November 5, 1915 in Scotland; died on June 15, 1990 in Slough

• Thomas William Tipler (also went by Tippler): a bachelor, born on May 5, 1923 in Hull; died on November 25, 1992 in Slough – a baptism record from 1938 shows that he was baptised in Hull and his parents were William and Elizabeth.

• Stephen Smith Twomey: born on December 12, 1939 in Blackrock; died on May 24, 2006 in Slough

• Maria Helena Vaisanen: born on May 31, 1965 somewhere unknown; died on March 26, 1993 in Slough

• John Welch also known as John Christopher Wallis: born on June 4, 1938 in Essex; died on April 17, 1990 in Slough

• Simon Winter: born in Islington on December 11, 1930; died on December 21, 2006 in Slough

• Francieslek Wyka, also known as Frank: born on May 15, 1926 in Poland; died on December 10 2004 in Slough