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It's early morning and one heir hunter has hit the road to chase up new information
about a case worth over £2 million.
He's hoping to track down long-lost relatives who have no idea
they could be in line for a life-changing sum.
Could he be knocking at your door?
On today's programme...
The heir hunters try to solve one of their biggest ever cases.
The multi-million-pound estate of a dishevelled recluse.
I am totally astonished that he had so much money.
I would never have guessed he was so wealthy.
As the heir hunters look at a case in West London,
is a £600,000 Kensington flat just the tip of an iceberg?
Reasonable to assume if you've have a good quality leasehold property,
that you've got a good quality bank account to go with it.
Plus how you could be entitled to unclaimed estates
where beneficiaries still need to be found.
Could you be in line for windfall?
Every year in the UK,
an estimated 300,000 people die without leaving a will.
If no relatives are found, then any money left behind goes to Her Majesty's Government.
Last year, the Crown made £12 million from unclaimed estates.
There are over 30 specialist firms competing to stop this happening.
Known as heir hunters, their business is to track down
missing relatives and help them claim their rightful inheritance.
I make sure that the Government doesn't seize assets
which do not belong to them.
Every Thursday morning, heir hunting companies across the land
scrutinise the Treasury's latest list of unclaimed estates.
I guess she's the sister...
Working on commission,
they're looking for estates that are valuable enough
for them to invest time and money of to find heirs.
We're missing the birth of her father.
One estate which was first released by the Treasury in 2006
is that of David John Roberts. Heir hunting company,
Celtic Research, have spent the last five years trying to find his heirs.
And with good reason.
This one looked funny because it was listed as only worth about £2,000.
A week after that, the value changed.
It was the same case and instead of £2,000,
it was £2 million.
£2 million is a colossal sum.
and could give Peter his largest ever pay-day.
But David Roberts has proved to be an enigmatic figure.
The search for his heirs has been an uphill struggle.
David Hugh John Roberts died in a modest, first-floor flat
in Raynes Park in London in 2005.
He was a successful businessman
and, the 1970s, an active member of his local Conservative Club.
He eventually became chairman,
and friends from the club remember him as a pleasant, but private man.
When he came into the club he was always well dressed.
He always wore a suit and tie.
He always looked businesslike.
The way he acted was much the same.
In the mid-1980s, David suddenly resigned as chairman of the club
and cut himself off from everyone he knew there.
Over the next 20 years,
it seems that he retreated away from this life.
To his neighbours, he was someone they saw
as a rather dishevelled recluse.
I did see him walking along the road, pretty much every day.
He didn't look smart, his clothing were rather shabby,
rather long, grey hair.
He didn't really keep himself in trim condition.
But in death it emerged there was more
to the mysterious David Roberts than appearances suggested.
At some point, he'd been wealthy enough to squirrel away
an enormous £2 million fortune.
For those who'd known David as successful businessman,
this wasn't a surprise.
He never gave the impression that he was short of money.
What his financial position was I don't think anybody really new.
He certainly gave the impression that he had some money.
Cracking the case of David Roberts and his £2 million estate
has become something of a holy grail for the heir hunters.
Peter Birchwood and his son, Hector,
have over 40 years combined experience in the genealogy game
and like to solve the cases other companies have given up on.
If we check on the telephone directory, it might show up.
Several heir hunters have tried to crack the Roberts case, but they've been defeated
by a lack of information.
Now there's hope that it could finally be solved.
In 2010, new information has come to light.
Peter has wasted no time reopening the case.
One of the main things is the 1911 census
which was not available at the time that we worked on the case.
I consulted that and we might
have some information that could be valuable.
The tantalising new information in the 1911 census
has got Peter really excited.
It shows two new children listed
in the Robert's household who weren't there in 1901.
It's the offspring of these children that could potentially
lead Peter to the rightful heirs to David Roberts's £2 million estate.
Big value cases have, on the whole, proved to be unsolvable.
Perhaps this one might be different.
Peter and Hector began work
on this case long before the 1911 census was released.
They have already thoroughly researched
David's family background.
The deceased didn't have a wife or children
and no siblings.
Peter has looked into David's mother's family
in the hope of finding aunts and uncles that may lead him to cousins.
He's learnt that David's mum, Ethel, had two sisters,
one who died in infancy and another who died in 1979,
leaving no children.
With one side of the family dead,
we were working on the Roberts family, the paternal cousin line.
Peter has had to go way back down the generations.
The father, Hugh David Roberts
was one of four children.
They all lived in Dolwyddelan.
The Roberts family had been in the area for generations.
David's grandparents, Catherine and Hugh Roberts,
had indeed raised four children, including David's father, Hugh.
But Hugh's sister, Elizabeth, had died without children
and his other sister and brother had disappeared from all records.
This is hugely frustrating for Peter.
These siblings would have been David's aunts and uncles
and could have led him to heirs.
But Peter has learnt that David's grandfather was a slate quarry man.
So how did David end up in London with a high flying city career?
The answer is his father, also Hugh, who moved away in the 1900s.
The father of the deceased was one of the Welsh emigrants,
if you can put it like that,
who came to London back in the early years of the 1900s.
Before he married, he was apprenticed as a draper
in one of the old-time Oxford Street department stores.
David's father worked in Marshall and Snelgrove,
a textile retailer of distinction,
established in 1878 on London's busy Oxford Street.
Marshall and Snelgrove,
and in some ways its great rival, Swan and Edgar of Piccadilly,
they were upmarket stores.
There was a battle going on for who
was going to be the classiest store in London.
Marshall and Snelgrove were certainly
key players in that battle.
As London boomed in the early 1900s,
the department stores needed specific labour skills.
People from the provinces, like Hugh,
were in a good position to provide it.
Unfortunately, he had to start at the bottom.
The job of an assistant draper would be pretty much a dogsbody.
It's pretty mundane work at that level.
All the time you're hoping that you'd eventually
become a sales person yourself.
Hugh Roberts may have been a humble draper's assistant,
but his son went on to become a multi-millionaire.
Peter's hot on the trial of his heirs.
The two new children mentioned, in the census,
could be the key to cracking the case,
so Peter's decided to hit the road.
He doesn't have much to go on,
but he's heading to the Llandudno register office in North Wales,
where records of the Roberts family's births,
deaths and marriages are kept.
The step-grandmother of the deceased
is shown as having two children with Hugh Roberts, the grandfather.
These children could be David's are half-blood aunt and uncle.
It's an exciting lead and Peter's come to see the registrar,
armed with information about David's grandfather Hugh's
second marriage to Margaret A Jones.
-How are you?
-Oh, not so bad.
Pleased to meet you. Have yourself a seat.
Somewhere between 1901 and 1911
there's a birth in this family. Probably two, possibly twins.
I would like to know if that's at all possible.
Peter wants to cross-reference the information on the census
with records held at the register office.
This will confirm that he's onto the right family.
I know it says here on the 1911 census
that they had been married for 12 years.
Peter's hoping to see a copy of Hugh and Margaret's marriage certificate.
This could help him find out if the couple went on to have children
who could lead him to heirs.
Hugh Roberts, Margaret Anne Jones.
Mmm, I wonder if it's the right person?
Hugh should have a father, also called Hugh.
So that then is the wrong marriage.
It's a dead end.
The marriage records don't match the information
Peter has from the census
so he tries a different approach.
We have got that Margaret,
that would be Margaret Roberts,
died on 29th July, 1932 in Dolwyddelan.
It's another tense wait for Peter.
Margaret Roberts's death certificate
could be almost as useful as records for her marriage
to David's grandfather.
Is it the key to cracking this £2 million case?
The search reveals more about David's successful City career,
but does it get Peter any closer to finding heirs?
Penny Belchambers was born in 1944 in Tonbridge.
She died in hospital, in London, aged just 64.
Penny had lived in her Kensington flat for years
and the porter remembers her as a very private person.
She didn't like to talk to anybody.
She'd just go out, come back and never said anything to anybody.
Penny died without leaving a will
and few people seem to know anything about her.
But, Roderick Dannatt knew Penny through his father, Denzel.
Well I knew her in her late 50s.
She used to work in central government.
In an earlier time, she travelled a lot
and I have an impression of a former passion for horses, too.
Penny lived and cared for Roderick's father, Denzel,
for the last four years of her life.
The pair had originally struck up a friendship, through a mutual love
of chess and despite being 30 years his junior, they became inseparable.
She looked after my father and she was very useful
in helping putting my father's affairs in order.
Even though Penny spent the final years of her life living with Denzel,
she still came to her flat every day
to care for her beloved parrot, George.
The parrot came from her time in the East, in Malaysia or Singapore
and he came back with her to England.
It was a feature, and you see it in photographs going back a few years.
She used to put him on a stick
and carry him around on a stick, about so long.
She would walk him down to the park, and she would come back
and sit in the foyer and let George roam around the foyer.
It was fabulous to watch.
Penny's estate was advertised by the Treasury in 2010
and heir hunting company, Fraser & Fraser picked up the case.
The job of tracking down her heirs fell to senior case manager, Tony Pledger.
Because they were of a good address, erm,
obviously we started to research into it.
Tony has over 45 years experience in genealogy
and he quickly realised this was a high-value estate.
The team had established that Penny owned her Kensington flat,
which was worth an astonishing £600,000.
With such a valuable property,
Tony suspected they'd be more to come.
It's reasonable to assume if you've got a good quality leasehold property,
you've got a good quality bank account to go with it.
Tony and his team had to start with the basics because the Treasury
had only given them limited information about Penny.
All we had was a name, the date of death
and the place of registration of the death.
Step one was to get Penny's birth certificate
and Tony used this to find her parents.
They were Isabella Dyson and Arthur Moore.
They had married in 1936 and, frustratingly,
initial research suggested Penny was an only child.
But Tony felt there were reasons to be positive.
She was actually called Penelope Brabazon Harewood Moore.
Her parents, her mother was Isabella Sheila Brabazon Colvec Dyson,
before she married Arthur Geoffrey Harewood Moore.
So, you know, I always think the more Christian names you've got,
the more money your family had.
But there was still the question of whether Penny had ever married,
or had any children of her own.
This is something Roderick's father, Denzel was able to help out with.
He knew that Penny had been married
and was able to pass on the name of her ex-husband.
They advised us that they got married in the Bahamas,
which is clearly not an area of our normal research,
looking for the original marriage.
Tony now knew that Penny married Anthony Belchambers in 1980.
They divorced 13 years later and the couple never had children.
This meant that Tony and his team would have to go back
to Penny's grandparents to try and find heirs.
So we were readily able to identify,
from the birth of the mother,
who her parents were.
The search was on for aunts and uncles who could lead to cousins.
Penny's grandparents were Isabella and William Dyson.
Although Tony couldn't find a record of their marriage,
the census showed, that along with Penny's mother, Isabella,
they had had three other children.
One of these children was Penny's aunt, Roberta.
She married three times, once before the Second World War,
once after the war and then she married again.
Roberta's second husband was a famed Polish fighter pilot
called Witold Lanowski.
Fellow pilot, Frank Kornicki, flew numerous missions with him
as part of 317 Squadron.
We worked primarily from Cornwall airfield
and then from north-east of London.
So, we flew together on all those missions,
during that particular period.
Penny's Uncle Witold was born in 1950 in the Polish city of Lvov.
He was captivated by flight from a young age and after training
as a pilot, he became an instructor at a military aviation school.
But when war broke out, he was called into action.
He travelled from Poland to France and then on to Britain
where he learned to fly English planes.
He then became part of a special Polish contingent who flew alongside the RAF.
He was an excellent pilot.
You have to know how to fly.
You have to know your aircraft.
What you can get in terms of speed, diving,
Above all, you must look.
You really must look if you want to survive.
Witold went on to fly Thunderbolts for the United States Air Force
and in 1944, he shot down four enemy planes in a series of deadly combats.
Despite this success, he was seen by some as a hot-headed
and rebellious figure who had a tendency to question those in authority.
He was a man of integrity
and he had to say what he believed in.
Out of the cockpit, Witold was a very popular figure.
He was a very jolly chap.
Full of beans...
And jokes, good-looking.
Certainly popular with the ladies.
I rather liked him, he was a nice fellow,
one of the boys.
It was this fun-loving side of his character that attracted Roberta to Witold.
They married in 1946 and had a son, Alex Grenfell.
My mother would have met my father, who was Polish, Witold Lanowski.
They met during the war and they got married just after the war,
I think it was in 1946.
I would of been five or six when my parents divorced,
that's my mother divorced Witold Lanowski.
Erm, so that would have been about 1953, something like that.
My mother then remarried late in 1953 and I didn't
see my...as I call him, my real father,
Witold, for about 40 years after that.
Basically, I was brought up by my mother and my stepfather in subsequent years.
But as Roberta's son, Alex was Penny Belchamber's cousin
and an heir to her £600,000 estate.
We were able to contact Mr Grenfell,
or the family of Mr Grenfell the same day that the matter came out.
You know, for sufficient time to arrange an appointment
and for one of our researchers to visit them in the West Country.
When you get a call like this, and particularly in today's world
when we are all plagued a little bit by sales calls and whatever on the phone,
the feeling initially was these are just more sales calls
trying to sell us something. Please go away and leave us alone
and we'll get on with our lives. In reality, it wasn't that.
Yeah, it's quite interesting...
Alex was the first heir found
and with a little encouragement from his wife, Carol,
he was appointed administrator of his cousin's estate,
a cousin he hadn't seen for over 40 years.
Alex has no idea why Penny lost contact with his family,
but he's hoping he may find some answers today.
As the administrator of the estate, one of his roles is to visit
Penny's flat and sort through some of her belongings.
Penny died in October last year, so that's about eight months ago.
As far as we know, people haven't been back in the apartment since then.
Yeah, it's going to be and interesting day
and full of surprises, perhaps.
Coming up, Alex begins the slow process
of piecing together the last 40 years of Penny's life.
It all went very different, didn't it, after...after that.
Heir hunters solve thousands of cases a year,
ensuring millions of pounds are paid out to the rightful heirs.
Not every case can be cracked.
In the UK, the Treasury has a list of over 2,000 estates
that have baffled the hunters and remain unclaimed.
Could you be the heir they've been looking for?
Estates can stay on the list for up to 30 years
and each one could be worth anything from 5,000
to many millions of pounds.
It's money that could be destined for you.
Today we're focusing on three names from the list.
Are they relatives of yours.
Preciosa da Assuncao, died aged 84 back in 2002.
She was based in Colchester, Essex
and her distinctive surname may jog someone's memory.
If no heirs are found, her money will go to the government.
Did you know Dennis Dickens?
He died in October 2007 in Coventry in the West Midlands.
So far all efforts to trace his heirs have failed.
What about Zofia Zuk?
Her surname is of Russian origin and she died in 2002,
aged 87, in Newton Abbot in Devon.
If the names Preciosa da Assuncao, Dennis Dickens or Zofia Zuk
mean anything to you, then you could have a fortune coming your way.
Still to come...
The hunt continues for heirs to David Roberts' £2 billion estate.
I've still got some missing people.
You've checked thoroughly, haven't you?
In 2010, heir hunter, Tony Pledger, looked into the £600,000 estate
of Penny Belchambers.
She had died in Kensington without leaving a will
and the search for her heirs
had already uncovered the remarkable story
of her uncle, Witold Lanowski, a famed Polish fighter pilot.
Witold was married to Penny's Aunt Roberta Anderson
and their son, Alex, is one of the heirs.
He's also the administrator of Penny's estate
and today he's come to see her flat
with chartered surveyor, Andrew Fraser,
a partner at heir hunting firm, Fraser & Fraser.
They'll be trying to assess the value of the flat,
as well as looking for important financial documents.
Alex is understandably apprehensive about the visit.
It's actually quite difficult to explain exactly how I feel.
A degree of trepidation, degree of uncertainty.
We're not really sure what we're going to find. I just feel nervous
and slightly hesitant about what's going to be in the apartment.
Alex was the first heir Tony contacted,
but there were still many more to find.
Enter Alex's wife, Carol, a keen genealogist
who had already researched the family.
Alex's grandfather William Lionel Dyson was born in Batley
and, I believe at one stage, he was a divinity student
and met his wife, Isabella. They were married in India.
This explained why Tony hadn't been able to find Penny's grandparents marriage certificate.
India wouldn't have been one of the first places
that we would have searched for the marriage,
but from information that she gave us
we were able to get a copy of the marriage record
and that tidied things up quite nicely.
As he continued the hunt for further heirs,
Tony turned his attention to Alex and Penny's uncles,
Trevor and Lionel.
Any children they'd had would also be heirs to Penny's £600,000 estate.
Initially, our initial research showed that there was an uncle...
Well there was a cousin of the deceased called Lionel.
Alex only ever talked about an Uncle Trevor,
he never talked about an Uncle Lionel,
except when I mentioned Lionel Walter.
In fact, he did remember very briefly an Uncle Walter.
He was a bit of the missing link
when were trying to put together the family tree.
The confusion came from the fact that Uncle Lionel
was always known to Alex as Uncle Walter.
Once that was cleared up, Tony found a further three heirs.
That just left him with Uncle Trevor to find.
Carol was able to identify
William Trevor Dyson's birth record.
Alex's memories of Uncle William Trevor Dyson
were that he was quite a character.
I remember my parents talking about Uncle Trevor,
and his interests.
He was supposedly a medium,
if you believe in spiritualist-type things,
and he is supposed to have had a message one day,
he needs to pack that everything he's got in this country.
I think he had the garage at that time up in Norfolk,
and he decided to leave the country,
and go to Swaziland.
Why Swaziland? I have no idea.
And there started a company, a general store.
Ultimately, he became the Deputy High Sheriff of Swaziland,
for his sins.
So, quite an interesting character.
Uncle Trevor had died in 1991,
and Tony began researching his branch of the family.
If Trevor was still alive, or had any children, they would be heirs.
But then Tony made a surprising discovery.
He was adopted out of the family.
If he did have any descendants - and we don't think he did -
they would not unfortunately be entitled in this case, anyway.
This discovery meant Penny's £600,000 estate
would go to the heirs Tony had already found.
It could well be some life-changing amounts of money.
The majority of that money
will come from the sale of Penny's valuable Kensington flat.
Heir Alex has travelled to London to visit the property,
and sort through Penny's belongings.
It is the first time anyone has been inside
since the case was handed to the Treasury.
Here we are.
This is interesting. We didn't know what to expect.
A lot of paintings on the wall.
In need of a bit of decoration, but I guess that would be expected.
Here's a little kitchen, or kitchenette.
I don't know what you'd call it.
Alex lost contact with Penny 40 years ago.
But now, he and chartered surveyor Andrew Fraser
have the task of delving through her affairs.
I guess this was her bedroom.
Clothes everywhere. Shoes everywhere.
Just as it was left, eight months ago,
or something like that.
I imagined something a bit more, perhaps, dusty.
But it is only eight months.
It feels as though somebody has just gone to work today.
And left some of their clothes around.
Perhaps somebody a bit untidy,
and would come back later in the day.
So, really quite strange, in a way.
I expected it to be more of a mess and a muddle.
Dare I say it, cobwebs and things like that.
I see a lot of papers around, and by going through them,
we will pick up the whole of her financial history.
-It will be very helpful for the solicitors involved.
Whilst Andrew searches for important financial documents,
Alex is reviving the memory of his long-lost cousin.
That's Penny, I'm sure it is.
She is looking quite glamorous.
Well-dressed, long blonde hair,
I can remember her even when she was
18 or 20, that sort of age,
having the long blonde hair.
Very similar, but just a bit older.
Penny's marriage ended in 1993.
This was followed by a bitter legal battle over her parents' will.
Although they had left a substantial estate,
Penny ended up with just £1,000, and her mother's jewellery.
It seems this experience affected her deeply.
She turned heavily to religion.
As he looks through her belongings,
Alex is starting to see how important
Penny's Christian faith became.
She seemed to have been living a good life, and enjoying life.
It all went very different, didn't it, after that.
It is very clear from what we have seen and heard,
that she became very religious in her later life.
This is a book that she wrote,
or some poems or verse that she wrote
and had published about 10 years ago.
There's quite a lot here.
I think most of these boxes are full up
with these inspired Christian verse books.
I will keep one or two of those, but maybe not the whole lot.
Penny began to live her daily life through the Bible,
and she wrote about the many things in society
she believed to be wicked and evil.
She retreated away from the outside world,
and devoted a great deal of time to fighting a variety of legal battles.
But this was a far cry from the glamorous,
well-travelled lady Alex remembered.
I think it is very clear that everything was here.
She kept everything here. That was her life.
She couldn't travel and do things she did in the past.
Big change for her.
Penny's £600,000 estate will now pass to her long-lost family.
Although it seems her latter years were tinged with sadness,
Alex has learned that when Penny was younger,
she lived life to the full.
I think it has opened up my eyes.
Just seeing some of the photos from cruises,
and from trips all over the world,
I feel I know more of her life in the intervening years,
so I feel I know the person better.
Armed with new information from the 1911 census,
Peter Birchwood of Celtic Research
has reopened the tantalising £2 million case of David Roberts.
David died in 2005 in London, aged 75.
By all accounts, he was an elusive and enigmatic figure.
The exciting new information that Peter has learned
has brought him to the Llandudno register office in North Wales.
So it should hopefully be that sub-district.
There is a possibility that David's grandfather, Hugh Roberts,
may have had two more children with his second wife, Margaret.
But first, Peter needs to confirm he is looking at the right
Margaret and Hugh.
Right, Margaret Roberts.
-77 years. Widow of Hugh Roberts.
Do you have an address for them at all?
-Uh, I did...
-Is it in Dolwyddelan?
That's the address, yes.
That's that then, isn't it?
Fantastic. Peter knows he's got the right couple.
He must now look to their children
to see if that leads to heirs to a £2 million fortune.
David's vast wealth was something his friends knew little about.
David was a private person. He kept himself to himself.
He had a few friends in the club
who he socialised with, played cards and shove ha'penny,
but otherwise he never spoke about his private life
or even very much about what he did for a living.
But David had actually had a very prestigious job.
He worked as an insurance broker
at the world-renowned Lloyds Of London,
where it's likely he had a high salary but high-pressure job.
In the late '80s, recession and large US legal claims
hit the company hard and it was probably a stressful time
for the people who worked there.
But could this explain why David Roberts
seemed to suddenly turn his back on his career
or why he chose to live as a virtual recluse later in life?
He didn't have family.
I never saw family going to visit him
so I did assume that he just lived on his own
and didn't really know very many people.
I used to wonder how he supported himself.
But it's not just David whose life is shrouded in mystery -
his family are proving equally hard to fathom,
and in Wales, Peter's still waiting for that crucial nugget of information
that could lead him to an heir.
As you can see, it says, "Marriage, 12 years.
"Two children of this marriage.
"One still living."
That'd make her 43, wouldn't it?
It is a bit on the elderly side for having any children,
so whether Margaret had had some children with Hugh
before they got married...?
Hugh Roberts' first wife died in 1891.
He married Margaret eight years later in 1899
and the 1901 census doesn't show any new children in the household,
but Peter is hoping they went on to have children a few years later.
There might be a birth 1901 up to, let us say, 1905.
This is a bit of a long shot.
Peter's hoping that Margaret went on to have children
when she was in her mid-to-late 40s.
Hugh Roberts, Margaret Anne.
Bingo. They've found two potential births in the right period.
But they still can't be sure that these are the right children -
it's possible they could be the children of another couple
called Hugh and Margaret Roberts from the Dolwyddelan area.
With £2 million at stake, they need to be absolutely certain,
so Peter wants to cross-reference the births
with Margaret's maiden name, Jones.
Would it be possible to check to see if there is a marriage?
That should give us Margaret's maiden name,
would identify, or not, the two births that the registrar has found.
But it's not the result Peter was hoping for.
The maiden names on the records do not match.
So if this is right, then the births we found are incorrect, aren't they?
Because they are the children of a Jones, not an Evans.
This is a real blow for Peter.
He'd hoped the two children who appear on the 1911 census
for the offspring of Hugh and Margaret Roberts.
But it now seems they must have been children
from one of Margaret's previous relationships.
This means they are not blood relatives of Hugh Roberts
or his grandson, David.
I'm back to our mystery two members of the family
who just seemed to vanish and don't do anything.
No easy answers on this one.
But Peter thinks he has a theory
as to why the two children on the census
were listed as being the children of Hugh and Margaret.
What probably happened was there was a misunderstanding
when the form was written out back in 1911,
that perhaps she thought it meant that she was to put down
any children that she herself had had in previous marriages.
That wasn't the case, but it's an easy mistake to make
and I think that's what happened.
But as long as there's a £2 million estate up for grabs,
Peter will never give up.
There is one last tantalising piece of evidence that can't be ignored.
David's aunt Elizabeth died in 1957
and research has shown that David and another blood relative
were beneficiaries in her will.
This other relative must have been a descendant
of either the missing uncle, Isaac, or the missing aunt, Catherine,
and if THEY had children, there's still a chance
that this case could be solved.
If we can solve this one - and I'm sure there's a solution somewhere,
because I know there was at least one other member of the family
still living in the 1950s, apart from the deceased -
if we can find these people,
this is something that is guaranteed to change their lives.
It's a massive amount of money
and we would really look forward to reuniting it with the right people.
Did you know David Roberts?
Could you have information about his family
or are you a descendant of his aunt, Catherine Jane Roberts,
or his uncle, Isaac Roberts?
If you are, you could be the rightful heir
to a £2 million fortune.
If you would like advice about building your family tree
or making a will, go to bbc.co.uk.
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