Girl, 65, inherits a share of £180,000 from full stranger – and he or she thought it was a rip-off when the decision got here
A lady who inherited a share of £180,000 was satisfied it was a rip-off because it got here from a person she did not know existed.
Dr Anna Phillips, 65, who resides in Kyrgyzstan, Central Asia, instructing artwork at a global college, acquired a cellphone name she is going to probably always remember.
When George Anderson, 81, died in July 2019 in a nursing residence in Kirkby, Merseyside, he didn’t make a will and had no recognized subsequent of kin to inherit his property.
Subsequently Danny Curran of Finders Worldwide, the UK’s largest skilled probate family tree agency and star of BBC TV’s Inheritor Hunters sequence, was tasked with discovering his family.
Chatting with Liverpool Echo Anna mentioned: ‘Whereas the inheritance shouldn’t be life altering, it was after all a pleasant shock. We paid some into our mortgage in Tasmania, after which gave some to our kids.’
Dr Anna Phillips, 65, who resides in Kyrgyzstan, Central Asia, instructing artwork at a global college, acquired a cellphone name she is going to probably always remember
It turned out George was born in Everton, Liverpool North in 1938 and was an solely youngster who had by no means married and did not have youngsters.
He was the one youngster of Elizabeth Phillips and George Anderson who married in 1937. His father died in 1969, and his mom died in 1998.
Anderson’s mom was one in every of ten youngsters, 4 of whom died as infants.
One in every of her brothers, Thomas Phillips, is Dr Phillips’ grandfather. So Anderson’s mom and Dr Phillips’ grandfather have been siblings.
Researchers searched proper all over the world from Australia, Malta, Canada and even Kyrgyzstan – finally tracing all 26 beneficiaries to the property.
Dr Anna mentioned she acquired a letter from Finders Worldwide about George Anderson and ‘instantly’ thought it was a rip-off.
Danny Curran of Finders Worldwide, the UK’s largest skilled probate family tree agency and star of BBC TV’s Inheritor Hunters sequence, was tasked with discovering family
She mentioned: ‘I had by no means heard of him in my life. Then a bit later, whereas strolling residence from a day’s instructing, I acquired a cellphone name.
‘It was simply surreal to listen to that I used to be associated to this man that I by no means knew and had been tracked down as a beneficiary to his property. It was completely unbelievable.’
Nevertheless regardless of the windfall she mentioned it’s particular as a result of the method as helped the prolonged household get in contact with one another.
She mentioned the cash will assist herself and her husband be capable of give attention to their ardour of creating artwork and music into their retirement.