Portsmouth City Council has a responsibility to provide a funeral  and protect the estate of any person who dies within the City of Portsmouth where the deceased has no relatives and it appears that no suitable arrangements for the disposal have been or are being made. 

From the 1st April 2015 Portsmouth City Council will also take responsibility for persons who have died following admission to Queen Alexandra hospital and have no relatives able to make suitable arrangements.

It is possible to obtain financial support towards funeral costs if you are in receipt of benefits but this is not the remit of Portsmouth City Council. Any such application should be made to the Department for Work and Pensions. www.dwp.gov.uk/publications/specialist-guides/technical-guidance/sb16-a-guide-to-the-social/funeral-payments

Before we can arrange the funeral, the death must be registered.  The home of the deceased is searched for a Will in order to find details of any interested parties and to locate funds to pay for the funeral.  If details of friends and relatives are found, they will be contacted and informed of the funeral arrangements.

Estates of a net value exceeding £500 will be referred to the Government Legal Department (formally known as The Treasury Solicitor) for administration.  

www.bonavacantia.gov.uk 

A list of estates that have recently been referred to the Government Legal Department or are being administered by the Council are listed below. This list was last updated on the 17th October 2018 and will be up-dated once every 3 months.

Any other details relating to a deceased person, such as their last known address or the value of the Estate, are not disclosed in response to a Freedom of Information Act request on the basis that the information is exempt under Section 31(a) (Law Enforcement - the prevention of crime) and will not be released.

For more information please contact Environment and Public Protection at public.protection@portsmouthcc.gov.uk

It is possible to obtain financial support towards funeral costs if you are in receipt of benefits but this is not the remit of Portsmouth City Council. Any such application should be made to the Department for Work and Pensions


Before we can arrange the funeral, the death must be registered.  The home of the deceased is searched for a will in order to find details of any interested parties and to locate funds to pay for the funeral. If details of friends and relatives are found, they will be contacted and informed of the funeral arrangements.

Estates of a net value exceeding £500 will be referred to the Government Legal Department (formally known as The Treasury Solicitor) for administration.  

 

A list of estates that have recently been referred to the Government Legal Department or are being administered by the council are listed below. This list was last updated on 17 April 2018 and will be updated once every three months.

 

Any other details relating to a deceased person, such as their last known address or the value of the estate, are not disclosed in response to a Freedom of Information Act request on the basis that the information is exempt under Section 31(a) (Law Enforcement - the prevention of crime) and will not be released.

 

For more information please contact Environment and Public Protection at public.protection@portsmouthcc.gov.uk

 

First Name

Surname

Date of Death

Date of Birth

Referred to the Government Legal Department

Leanda Jane

Pawling

27/12/2017

06/07/1970

No

Brian Alan

Nolan

24/12/2017

03/05/1964

No

Ronald William

Smart

25/12/2017

03/02/1926

No

Kevin

Crunden

08/01/2018

22/02/1961

No

Colin

Richardson

10/01/2018

21/05/1942

No

Alan George

Bailey

21/01/2018

01/10/1936

Yes

Michelle

Farrow

01/02/2018

02/09/1978

No

Marion Olive

Daysh

18/01/2018

11/02/1934

No

Michael Cedric

Parfoot

03/02/2018

15/04/1936

Yes

Brenda Mai

Brown

04/02/2018

02/05/1947

Yes

Patrick

Cunningham

17/12/2017

28/11/1934

No

Raymond

Daniels

15/02/2018

24/11/1946

No

Marie Louise

Fleming

08/02/2018

05/02/1972

No

Pamela

Ricketts

24/02/2018

21/03/1938

No

John Christopher

Hocking

26/02/2018

09/12/1951

No

Mollene Christine

Pearce

27/02/2018

02/01/1929

No

Jessica

Daniels

18/02/2018

30/03/1930

Yes

Margaret Mary

Hof

06/03/2018

08/06/1932

No

Paul

Colwell

24/03/2018

06/01/1957

No

Glenda

Prower

26/03/2018

10/06/1958

No

Christopher Richard

Pollard

28/03/2018

24/11/1945

No

Lindsay

Seeley

13/04/2018

01/07/1954

No

Mark Robert

Buxton

23/02/2018

21/11/1959

No

Peter Walter

Fyfield

02/04/2018

05/06/1948

No

Edwin Alan

Dawson

21/04/2018

24/10/1929

No

Pauline

Hilton

25/04/2018

12/06/1944

No

Ronald

Neale

07/05/2018

23/07/1933

No

Edward

Burridge

13/05/2018

07/09/1939

Yes

Walter Frank Keith

Robson

17/05/2018

31/10/1942

No

David

Bezer

19/05/2018

03/12/1938

No

Jack

Harris

23/05/2018

24/01/1937

No

Ian

Hurton

02/06/2018

26/11/1963

No

Norman John

Pegram

19/06/2018

23/02/1947

No

Richard Allan

Small

17/06/2018

21/02/1964

No

Robert Arthur

White

20/06/2018

22/07/1957

No

Michael Bruce

Osborne

21/06/2018

26/09/1945

No

Antony Robert

Camm

21/06/2018

24/04/1937

No

Andrew

Sutton

25/06/2018

04/08/1965

No

Marie

Reynolds

08/07/2018

30/03/1969

No

Henry Edward

Cox

17/07/2018

02/11/1939

No

Alfred

Shawyer

19/07/2018

12/12/1929

No

Michael Stanley Jack

Field

08/08/2018

19/10/1942

No

Malcolm John

Ligertwood

18/08/2018

10/06/1958

No

Thomas L

Mackie

21/08/2018

29/06/1946

No

David Paul

Farndell

03/09/2018

24/10/1962

No

William Douglas

Montgomery

24/09/2018

12/10/1956

No

Alan

Spicer

01/10/2018

23/04/1937

No

Russell

Beeney

06/10/2018

08/12/1941

Pending

 

First Name

Surname

Date of Death

Date of Birth

Referred to the Government Legal Department

Victor Roy

Peddle

19/12/2016

26/03/1932

No

Anthony

Ricketts

12/12/2016

23/02/1961

No

Lynne Joyce

Tupman

11/01/2017

22/01/1952

No

Peter

Hargreaves

07/01/2017

23/03/1945

No

Terrance

Jones

29/12/2016

03/04/1934

No

Rosemary Cecilia

Bunn

12/01/2017

25/06/1936

No

Paul Anthony

Brushwood

27/12/2016

19/08/1972

No

William John

Loveland

12/01/2017

13/07/1942

Yes

Terence Donald

Speakman

20/01/2017

23/09/1947

No

Alistair Jerome

Corstophine

21/01/2017

03/03/1933

No

Margary Anne

Sheehan

27/02/2017

18/09/1951

No

Irene

Welbourne

02/02/2017

19/04/1942

No

Margaret

Wilkins

14/02/2017

20/07/1935

No

Colin Trevor

Smith

30/01/2017

30/01/1945

No

Gary Malcolm

Corbin

04/02/2017

25/09/1961

Yes

Paul

Smith

08/01/2017

08/10/1951

No

David Gordon Alexander

Tarrant

02/03/2017

30/11/1950

No

Peter Darryl

Kershaw

16/03/2017

19/07/1945

No

Kevin Miles

Stanwick

26/02/2017

13/03/1958

No

Lee

Kelly

17/03/2017

24/05/1967

No

Yitzhak

Cohen

14/03/2017

26/07/1945

No

Maurice Paul

Perks

24/03/2017

01/01/1942

No

Antonio

Morrello

03/04/2017

05/09/1937

No

Christopher

Chelsea

30/03/2017

11/04/1959

No

John

Macardy

03/04/2017

25/04/1925

No

Kevin

Jenson

14/04/2017

25/09/1969

No

Robert Alan

Chapman

26/04/2017

11/09/1974

No

Raymond Eric

Wall

02/05/2017

16/05/1942

No

Sharon

Kelly

25/05/2017

15/05/1964

No

Michael John

Emms

04/06/2017

14/07/1951

No

John Douglas

Thorne

12/06/2017

07/10/1943

No

Dennis

Cocksey

21/06/2017

21/03/1937

No

Valerie Denise

Ashby

22/06/2017

28/01/1940

Yes

Eileen

Warrilow

01/07/2017

23/11/1932

No

Eric

Whitford

26/06/2017

29/11/1931

No

Margaret Gail

Wightman

23/06/2017

27/11/1945

Yes

Michael James

Harrison

11/07/2017

06/03/1950

No

Steven John Thomas

Dingle

11/07/2017

09/04/1970

No

David 

Goodall

18/07/2017

14/05/1946

No

Robert Bland

Newton

31/07/2017

03/12/1946

Pending

Patricia

Gilbert

14/08/2017

07/10/1935

No

David Frederick

King

21/07/2017

17/12/1940

No

Vivienne

Munro

06/08/2017

12/08/1948

No

Edward Patrick Joseph

Keane

22/08/2017

17/10/1954

No

Anthony John

Neil

23/08/2017

01/09/1970

No

James Arnold

Sparkes

09/08/2017

04/02/1944

No

Brian

Allen

16/09/2017

17/03/1950

No

Lester

Knight

11/09/2017

27/07/1959

No

Michael

Bonnes

19/09/2017

05/04/1939

No

Ronald Peter

Alston

30/08/2017

03/05/1950

No

Doreen

Fox

25/09/2017

25/07/1930

No

Pamela Ramona

Hardy

04/10/2017

19/02/1930

No

Deene

Drummond

14/08/2017

24/10/1935

Pending

Tracy Anne

Madden

05/09/2017

30/10/1969

No

Keith

Yarham

06/11/2017

18/12/1944

No

David

Frost

09/11/2017

03/12/1943

No

David John

Paye

05/11/2017

09/08/1943

No

Alan Frederick James

Spencer

28/04/2017

20/01/1948

No

David William

Rolls

19/11/2017

09/08/1954

Pending

Stephen

Worrall

16/11/2017

22/12/1948

No

William Marshall

Weir

26/11/2017

07/07/1941

No

Jeanette Amelia

Reen

22/11/2017

04/05/1931

No

Frederick

Rayner

15/12/2017

17/01/1938

No

First NameSurnameDate of DeathDate of BirthReferred to the Government Legal Department

David

Watson

04/07/15

27/12/47

Yes

Maureen

Devlin

21/06/15

19/03/36

No

Roy Alfred

Rogers

06/07/15

02/09/48

Yes

Kathleen

Snell

13/07/15

17/07/23

No

Friederich Wilhelm

Mensinger

11/07/15

06/09/25

Yes

Shaun Wayne Peter

Healey

18/07/15

13/09/64

No

Gerard Gary

Thompson

24/08/15

06/05/61

No

Russell Steven

Gourley

26/08/15

08/07/59

No

Bernard Charles

Gray

19/09/15

27/10/35

Yes

Ross

Luddington

02/10/15

31/05/58

No

Paul

Salmon

20/09/15

15/08/55

No

John Michael

Dilley

09/11/15

03/01/34

No

David

Cronin

30/10/15

01/11/44

No

Keith

Ablitt

07/12/15

06/04/44

No

Brian 

Bolton

08/12/15

12/12/15

No

Frederick John 

Whebby

14/12/15

04/05/32

No

George Alfred

Saunders

21/12/15

21/08/37

No

Jennifer

Walmsley

04/01/16

19/11/47

No

Angela Loraynne

Stuart

03/01/16

30/08/61

No

Melvyn

Danks

29/12/15

13/05/52

No

Laurence

Dodd

20/01/16

23/09/50

No

Elizabeth

Latimer

02/02/16

21/01/26

Yes

Norman 

Roberts

04/01/16

22/01/47

No

Isobel

Wells

01/02/16

02/12/24

Yes

William

Donnelly

10/02/16

12/08/59

No

Peter

Stapleton

24/02/16

22/11/62

No

Michael

Savings

19/02/16

03/08/41

Yes

Michael John

Bargent

15/02/16

31/10/65

No

Patrick David

Wellstead

01/03/16

17/03/38

No

Alfred Trevor

Simpson

22/03/16

02/09/44

Yes

John  

Napier

13/04/16

20/04/25

Yes

David Michael

Lewis

05/04/16

04/07/40

No

Anthony Stephen

Scott

17/04/16

19/03/59

No

Michael John

Holmes

21/04/16

07/04/50

No

Robert Allan

Harrison

30/04/16

15/05/37

No

Robert Frank

Irving

09/05/16

06/02/80

No

Colin George

Minhinnick

19/05/16

10/02/42

Yes

Richard George

Wood

29/05/16

10/08/51

No

Frederick John

Tucker

10/06/16

28/10/45

Yes

Lesley Jane

Burgess

19/02/16

04/02/44

No

Thomas Daniel

Chatfield

20/06/16

25/02/72

No

Donald William

McDermott

05/07/16

28/07/38

Yes

David Harry

Gouge

12/07/16

03/06/41

Pending

Oona 

McMahon

10/07/16

27/01/61

No

Russell Morgan

Conran

30/07/16

08/08/50

No

John

Plant

03/08/16

16/07/36

No

Tin Sang

Lok

25/07/16

30/10/47

No

Raymond

Hopgood

07/08/16

10/10/48

No

Adrian Mark Keith 

Britten

12/08/16

02/05/65

No

Robert Steven

McClelland

12/08/16

13/03/56

No

Beris Muriel 

Peters

28/09/16

17/02/18

Pending

Ronald Frank

Gale

26/09/16

03/11/50

No

Anthony John

Hewitt

17/09/16

26/08/45

No

Jamie Patrick

Walker

30/08/16

19/02/88

No

Robert John

Pattenden

08/10/2016

11/03/1954

No

Gerald Duncan

Williams

18/10/2016

23/10/1937

No

 Erna

Constable

16/10/2016

 16/11/1923

No

Miriam Patricia

Cooper

13/10/2016

08/04/1957

No

Allan Robert

Bruce

26/10/2016

08/09/1954

No

Robert Wilkinson

Judson

18/10/2016

07/04/1951

No

John

Howie

22/11/2016

22/12/1940

Pending

Carol Anne

Surtees

22/11/2016

07/12/1944

No

Jennifer Jill

Scoggins

04/12/2016

24/08/1953

No

Gillian

Corbin

04/12/2016

20/10/1938

Pending

Peter

Bethell

05/12/2016

21/08/1950

No

Greta Evelyn Mary

Greenham

24/11/2016

19/03/1936

Pending

Jane

Taffinder

22/11/2016

24/06/1957

No

Michael Leslie

Hardiker

17/11/2016

20/06/1959

No

Victor Roy

Peddle

19/12/2016

26/03/1932

Yes

Anthony

Ricketts

12/12/2016

23/02/1961

No

First Name

Surname

Date of Death

Date of Birth

Referred to the Government Legal Department

Francis

Gunner

11/12/2014

21/04/1924

Yes

Derek Francis

Oakley

15/12/2014

06/01/1936

Yes

Telemar

Aribimeari

02/01/2015

12/09/1937

No

Hugh 

Bolton

07/01/2015

18/08/1935

No

Peter

Arnold

02/01/2015

09/08/1933

No

Valerie Louise Jane

Ruttle

30/11/2014

06/01/1961

No

John

Kelly

05/12/2014

08/05/1937

No

Nigel Clive 

Dean

10/01/2015

11/01/1949

Yes

Gordon Stephen

Barnes

19/01/2015

16/10/1951

No

Frederick

Saunders

24/01/2015

05/08/1931

No

Philip John

McGonigle

27/01/2015

15/11/1960

No

Heather May

Biers

31/01/2015

28/03/1937

No

William

Abrams

16/02/2015

22/07/1931

No

John

Pilmoor

15/02/2015

09/12/1964

No

Derek

Mengham

29/01/2015

16/05/1953

No

Stuart

Ward

07/03/2015

27/06/1973

No

Ivor

Fairbrother

10/03/2015

07/10//1929

No

Alexander Edward Watson

Anderson

01/04/2015

06/11/1943

No

Frank

Shoulder

10/04/2015

14/03/1947

Yes

Joanna Mary

Hardy

11/04/2015

05/03/1933

No

David William

Rose

12/04/2015

08/09/1927

Yes

William

Carruthers

10/04/2015

20/03/1937

Yes

Bryan Fredrick

Randall

26/04/2015

06/06/1955

No

Raymond John Edward

Mullis

10/05/2015

20/03/1926

No

John

Wood

18/05/2015

24/07/1944

Case Pending

Stephen Nigel Keith

Taylor

19/05/2015

05/06/1955

No

Jack Norman Reginald

Cornall

23/05/2015

05/03/1951

No

David

Stenning

01/06/2015

22/11/1932

No

Steven Michael

Rhoades

28/05/2015

16/06/1959

No

Donald

Agar

11/06/2015

24/05/1941

No

Ricardo

Dimmick

18/06/2015

20/06/1954

Case Pending

Robin John Michael

(Formerly Robert John)

Montgomery

(Formerly Neetesonne)

16/06/2015

15/06/1955

No

David

Watson

04/07/2015

27/12/1947

Yes

Maureen

Devlin

21/06/2015

19/03/1936

No

Roy Alfred

Rogers

06/07/2015

02/09/1948

Yes

Kathleen

Snell

13/07/2015

17/07/1923

No

Friederich Wilhelm

Mensinger

11/07/2015

06/09/1925

Yes

Shaun Wayne Peter

Healey

18/07/2015

13/09/1964

No

Gerard Gary

Thompson

24/08/2015

06/05/1961

No

Russell Steven

Gourley

26/08/2015

08/07/1959

No

Bernard Charles

Gray

19/09/2015

27/10/1935

Yes

Ross

Luddington

02/10/2015

31/05/1958

No

Paul

Salmon

20/09/2015

15/08/1955

No

John Michael

Dilley

09/11/2015

03/01/1934

Pending

David

Cronin

30/10/2015

01/11/1944

No

Keith

Ablitt

07/12/2015

06/04/1944

No

Brian

Bolton

08/12/2015

12/12/2015

No

Frederick John

Whebby

14/12/2015

04/05/1932

Pending

George Alfred

Saunders

21/12/2015

21/08/1937

No

First Name

Surname

Date of Death

Date of Birth

Referred to the Treasury Solicitors

Ashley William

Govan

11/01/2014

14/04/1967

No

Vasco Renato Vicente

Gomes

29/01/2014

28/06/1978

No

Roger

Taylor

07/03/2014

11/12/1956

No

Padraig

Canavan

06/03/2014

19/07/1971

No

Brain

Ralls

26/01/2014

19/01/1936

No

Victor

Bridges

29/04/2014

21/04/1932

Yes

Raymond

Jones

25/05/2014

21/11/1950

Case Pending

John

Scanlon

23/05/2014

24/05/1936

No

Nenad

Vuckovic

07/06/2014

15/02/1954

Case Pending

Kenneth

Trout

17/06/2014

21/12/1948

No

Arthur Frank

Wicks

10/06/2014

01/06/1928

Yes

David Frederick John  Lewis  23/07/2014  09/06/1936 No
Edward  Edwards  13/06/2014  04/02/1949 Case Pending
Zoe Whitehouse 28/08/2014 29/01/1964 No
Ronald Ernest Baldock 02/09/2014 24/03/1928 No
Julian Raymond Hoit 01/09/2014 27/05/1955 Case Pending
Gordon Godfrey Smith 24/09/2014 02/12/1946 Case Pending
David Richard Stevenson 24/09/2014 10/08/1953 No
Peter Richard Borham 14/08/2014 07/03/1947 Case Pending
Doris Alexandra Fowler 03/08/2014 30/06/1927 Case Pending
Adrian John Callery 10/10/2014 09/05/1954 No
Anthony Dennis McGrath 01/09/2014 Unknown 1949  No
Patricia Maude Poole 26/10/2014  05/01/1929 No
John  Bothwick 23/10/2014  14/04/1940 No
Francis Gunner 11/12/2014  21/04/1924 Case Pending
Derek Francis Oakley 15/12/2014  06/01/1936 Case Pending
First name (s) SurnameDate of death 2013 Date of birthReferred to the
Treasury Solicitors?
James McConnell 05/01/2013 20/08/1943 Yes
George (Harold) Simmonds 07/01/2013 24/08/1929 Yes
Rebecca Brownsea 11/01/2013 06/06/1974 No
Phillip James Jones 23/01/2013 06/06/1947 No
John David Diplock 26/01/2013 24/04/1949 Yes
David Andrews 28/01/2013 30/09/1952 No
Shirley Rosetta Porter 10/02/2013 04/04/1949 No
William Edward Stone 15/02/2013 21/10/1924 Yes
Edna Pendleton 26/03/2013 27/10/1943 No
Margaret Spooner 03/04/2013 18/09/1928 No
Donald MacKay 08/04/2013 22/10/1928 No
Debra Martin 08/04/2013 26/11/1957 No
James Edwin Clark 04/04/2013 01/12/1949 No
Anthony Dorrity 29/04/2013 14/04/1938 No
Valerie Kearns 28/04/2013 22/10/1945 No
Douglas William Hall 13/05/2013 22/06/1974 No
David Mills 02/05/2013 28/12/1947 No
David Michael Massey 21/04/2013 06/05/1949 No
Kevin Anthony Biles 08/07/2013 11/07/1962 No
Yvonne Stevens 15/09/2013 24/04/1932 Yes
Ann Danaford 16/11/2013 18/08/1949 No
Frederick Brandes 15/12/2013 31/08/1946 Yes
Paul Antony Kent 31/12/2013 09/05/1953 Yes
Sheila Kent 13/11/2013 27/08/1930 Yes
Roger Stuart Lennon 05/09/2013 10/01/1944  Yes
John Harold Richardson 18/08/2013 07/05/1931 No
First name (s) Surname Date of 
death 2012
 Date of 
birth
Referred to the
Treasury Solicitors? 
Trevor Apps 02/08/2012 03/05/1955 No
William Albert Stagg 11/08/2012 04/02/1936 No
Alan Nicholson 02/09/2012 21/12/1938 Yes
Charles Heasman 30/09/2012 05/08/1926 No
John Lowe 15/10/2012 14/02/1957 No
John David Hobbs 19/11/2012 01/08/1932 Yes
Daphne Sked 30/11/2012 18/08/1928 No
Leonard Mark Main 04/12/2012 31/08/1926 Yes
Peter Wenzel 21/12/2012 12/11/1962  No

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