I haven't spoken to any of my siblings for over 20 yrs, besides the fact they are a money-grabbing bunch of cnuts I cannot stand them or their significant other halves. Anyway, during some ancestral research I happened to read the latest release of Bona Vacantia & lo and behold my uncle was named as dying intestate. Knowing that my bitch of a sister-in-law had a Facebook page I left a message anonymously with a link to the BV page suggesting she check it out as I knew he had property, shares & premium bonds etc. From there I took a back-seat and watched things develop nicely as she reported her progress on FB. I was hoping she would employ one of those companies that deal with these BV claims but no, she's so greedy she decided to do the leg work herself. Acquiring copies of birth certificate, marriage certificates etc and building up a family tree to back their claim. As the months progressed her obsession increased only to be frustrated by not being able to obtain all the information she needed immediately as certain certificates had to be got from Canada. Obviously I offered tantalizing clues periodically and wallowed in her frustration yet knowing what was to come. After about a year she was ready to submit their claim which she duly did, eagerly reporting it on FB & the fact that 'uncle' must have been worth several hundreds of thousands because of his estate. I waited a couple of months before emailing BV certain information which was a devastating bombshell to my dear SiL. Although they knew he had been married & he had no issue, or so they thought. The woman he married had in fact had a child before they wed & although it wasn't his, because of the stigma it would have caused in the 40s he agreed to be named as the father on the birth certificate and the child was given up for adoption before they wed. So legally his estate went to her or her offspring. As it was my public duty to disclose this information to BV which I duly did enclosing copies of the relevant certificates.