Dougal's Index Register to Next of Kin, Heirs at Law, and cases of Unclaimed Money Advertisements c1910

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Media: DATA CD - 1 CD (528 pages)
Author: F. Dougal
Year: (c1910) 2009
ISBN: 9781742226866
Publisher: Archive Digital Books Australasia

Compiled and arranged alphabetically circa 1910 by F. H. Dougal and Co, Strand, London, England..

'Dougal's Unclaimed Money Register' is a valuable handbook, forming a complete register of property in Chancery. “It contains the Names of persons deceased whose Heirs-at-law, Next-of-Kin, or legal Personal Representatives have been advertised for; also of Persons wanted for something to their advantage, Legatees, Creditors or their Representatives, Missing Friends, Annuitants, &c., &c., &c., advertised in the London, Provincial, Irish, Scotch, and Foreign Newspapers.” The foreign newspapers referred to included Indian, American, Canadian, French, German, Swedish, Belgian, and Colonial papers.

The index and six appendixes mention circa 100,000 names. Many entries include a place of residence, some an occupation, and occasionally a year of death or other information. It is not too late to make a claim – however, proof of connection needs to be made.

"It also contains material on Missing relatives, Unclaimed Dividends, Dormant Funds in Chancery, Foreign Intestates, Estates reverting to the Crown, Lapsed Legacies, Misers, Claimants, Curiosities of Next-of-Kin, Army Prize Money, Extraordinary Windfalls, Amusing Anecdotes, Curious Wills, also numerous full Copies of Advertisements, with names and dates of papers in which they appeared".


ROBERT GREGORY BURGIS, of Worcester, England, who arrived at Sydney, New South Wales, from New Zealand, about the year 1854, and who left Sydney about twelve months subsequently, and who, if living, is entitled to a LEGACY of £1,000 under the will of his Aunt. If the said ROBERT GREGORY BURGIS is dead, his lawful widow, child, or children, or any person claiming through him, her, or them, are required to enter their claims to the said LEGACY at ... London.—New York Herald. [Specimen advertisement]

This CD contains high quality scanned images of the original book, and has been bookmarked for easy navigation. Pages can be searched, browsed, enlarged and printed out if required.

Any computer using Adobe (Acrobat) Reader 4 or later
Adobe Reader 6 or later is recommended for CDs with searchable text

Click here to download a file of sample pages from this book. Right click on the link and select "save as" - to a location on your hard drive. The sampler can be opened, navigated and searched as with the full CD file/s. Sample files usually contain the title page, contents, some introductory pages and sample pages from the body of the book. Often the complete index from the original book is included.



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Dougal's Index Register to Next of Kin, Heirs at Law, and cases of Unclaimed Money Advertisements c1910


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