4. Make a claim on an estate
If you think you’re entitled to an estate in England and Wales (but not Cornwall or Lancashire):
In the Duchies of Cornwall and Lancaster, Scotland or Northern Ireland
Contact the relevant body representing the Crown.
Evidence you need
You’ll be asked to send a family tree showing your relationship and 2 pieces of identification:
- one showing your name
- one showing your name and address, dated within the last 3 months
You might also be asked to send birth, death or marriage certificates.