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It was all hands on deck when the case of Roger Stuart Lennon, initially referred privately to the Finders team became public. Aware that competing firms would also be seeking out Roger's rightful heirs, Finders boss Daniel Curran put everyone on the job of tracing Roger's beneficiaries.

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Follow Finders team of researchers along the exciting trail of discovery that leads through a family history that covers the First World War and shines a light on the old world of domestic service. Meet family members and hear their recollections as the Finders team trace Pub Landlord Michael Naish’s heirs in this episode of the new series of Heir Hunters..

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Series 11 Ep 19 – Carol Chase


When Carol Chase died unexpectedly in 2016, she left behind an estate worth almost £420,000. A widow with no children, Finders delved into the case to search into both sides of the deceased’s family.

Carol M Chase

When Carol Chase died unexpectedly in 2016, she left behind an estate worth almost £420,000.
Carol had owned property and had been married, though she had moved back to her home town, Wallasey, from Plymouth after his death. She had no children.
Carol had been an only child. On the paternal side of her family, her father’s parents were called Frederick Hughes and Amy Pritchard. We checked the records to find out if they had any other children, apart from Carol’s father, and found birth records for a Frederick and an Amy. As they were born only three months apart, they couldn’t be siblings, so case manager Suzanne Rowley had to find out which one was the right family member – Frederick proved to be the relative in question.
Three other siblings were found – Stanley, Emily and Dorothy. The latter married a Mr Jones, always a challenge for a probate genealogist, as Jones is a common surname. Suzanne looked into Frederick and found 12 heirs, while another two heirs were found through Dorothy’s family. Dorothy’s granddaughter Deborah told us she’s never heard of Carol when we visited her.
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