Deceased with no next of kin

Please could you kindly send me any information you may hold relating to persons who have been under the care of the Council under any of the following teams and who have died with
– no known next of kin (defined as blood relatives) OR
– where you have been unable to engage with or locate any KNOWN next of kin,
Please provide details of cases that have occurred or come to your attention since 1/10/18 to the day of your reply.

The name of the team responsible varies but exists within all County Councils, London Boroughs, Unitary & Metropolitan District Councils.

Team names:
* Deputyship
* Appointeeship
* Adult social care
* Client Finance Team
* Protection of Property
* Financial Assessment
* Other team name whereby Council official(s) were charged with handling the financial affairs of the (now deceased) person

Please provide as much of the following information as you can:

1. full names of deceased persons,
2. dates of death,
3. marital status,
4. maiden surnames of married or widowed females,
5. dates of birth or ages at death,
6. last known addresses,
7. estimated value of estates,
8. date(s) when the information was passed (or information that
is about to be or likely to be passed) to the Government Legal Department (formerly Treasury Solicitor) or the Duchy of Lancaster or Cornwall or any other 3rd party, or, confirmation that this will not be happening and the reason why.


No cases regarding persons who have died with no known next of kin have come to the attention of Devon County Council since 1st October 2018.  We therefore hold no information with respect to the questions you have raised.