People in Suffolk could unknowingly be eligible to claim "ownerless" estates worth thousands of pounds, as dozens of estates of people who have died here remain unclaimed.

New information from the Treasury has revealed that there are dozens of unclaimed estates of people who died in Suffolk, with hundreds of thousands of pounds up in the air until an heir is found.

When someone dies with no will or known family, their property is then passed onto the Crown and is classed as ownerless.

The surnames of deceased people in Suffolk where estates are unclaimed include Adams, Owers, and Carey.

The unclaimed estates advertised by the Treasury have a net value of £500 or above. Further details how to make a claim are available on the government website.

These are the surnames of those in Suffolk with unclaimed estates, and their place of death, as of June 1, 2023:

Adams - Bungay

Bennett - Ipswich

Blackman - Stowmarket

Braganza-Evans - Southwold

Brown - Eye

Carey - Newmarket

Carter - Lowestoft

Cleare - Lowestoft

Cooper - Ipswich

Eddon - Leiston

Elliott - Leiston

Fromelins - Ipswich

Furnival - Lowestoft

Gula - Bury St Edmunds

Gustowski - Bury St Edmunds

Harris - Sudbury

Hopkinson - Sudbury

Jaskulski - Felixstowe

Krogulec - Sudbury

Krozak - Stowmarket

Lingwood - Brandon

Lysenko - Felixstowe

McSweeney - Saxmundham

Miles - Lowestoft

Newson - Bury St Edmunds

O'Brien - Stowmarket

Ong - Suffolk (unknown)

Owers - Ipswich

Parkes - Felixstowe

Perry-Mason - Bury St Edmunds

Phelan - Saxmundham

Reeve - Bury St Edmunds

Rielly - Bury St Edmunds

Roberts - Ipswich

Roche - Stowmarket

Schonborn - Ipswich

Stephenson - Bury St Edmunds

Stopher - Stowmarket

Suckling - Sudbury

Thompson - Bury St Edmunds

Vansittart - Ipswich

Watt - Bury St Edmunds

Whiting - Saxmundham

Yunas - Eye