Case Managers

Find out more about our case managers, researchers, or associates who have contacted you directly, or are dealing with your case, here.

Case Managers

Accreditations

We employ more accredited genealogists and legally qualified staff than any other UK probate research company. These members of staff are all governed by the strict rules of their accrediting or regulating body.

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Recruitment

We are keen to hear from people who believe their transferable skills will enable them to enter the exciting world of probate genealogy and who possess the abilities and qualities that differentiate Anglia Research from ‘heir hunters’.

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Our Team Members

We are proud of each and every member our team and you can find out more about each of our colleagues below.

Through combining each individual’s expertise and skills we have created a diverse and creative team who are able to quickly and efficiently deal with the most complex of enquires. For information about our case managers and other staff who deal directly with beneficiaries, please visit the case managers’ page.

Staff

Matthew Boardman, BSc (Hons)

Case Director

Matthew spent many years conducting research and analysis for intelligence units within the Metropolitan Police, including working for the royalty protection team. He joined Anglia Research in 2009.

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Hannah Horton, BA (Hons)

Deputy Case Director

Hannah studied history with sociology at Oxford Brookes University, where her ambitious thesis on infanticide in Victorian Suffolk involved working extensively with primary sources at national and local archives.

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Carolyn Felgate, BSc (Hons)

Private Client Manger

Carolyn joined Anglia Research in 2005, having returned from a year travelling the world. With a background in publishing and insurance, including claims negotiation.

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Paul Tilston

Case Manager

Paul joined Anglia Research with over 20 years of experience in the probate research industry. With considerable knowledge of the southern counties and a keen eye for the fine details.

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Sam Watkin, BA (Hons) PGDip Gen

Senior and European Case Manager

Joining Anglia Research in 2015, Sam worked as a library adviser for Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council for 17 years. Her interest in genealogy began very young, listening to family stories

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Matthew Stewart, BA (Hons)

Case Manager

A graduate of Queen’s University Belfast, Matthew worked in sales and marketing in the exhibition and conference industry for over a decade, assisting clients with events projects throughout the UK.

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Oliver Howard, BA (Hons)

Case Manager

With a long-standing interest in history and genealogy, Oliver joined Anglia Research after he graduated from the University of Essex with a first-class degree in politics in 2002.

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Rachel Knock

Case Manager

With 17 years’ experience as a probate researcher, Rachel's expertise, attention to detail and love of genealogy mean that she can piece together a family tree from the smallest of clues.

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Alec Rigby, BSc (Hons)

Case Manager

Alec graduated in 2012 and after a couple of years working in local government settled upon his vocation as a probate genealogist. In 2019, he joined Anglia Research.

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Alex Horrod

Case Manager

Alex joined Anglia Research in 2005. He was formerly a director of gilts trading at HSBC in London, having worked in financial markets at the bank for 24 years.

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Carl Bargh

Case Manager

Carl joined Anglia Research in 2016, bringing with him 24 years’ investigative experience as an officer with Merseyside Police. He is currently studying for a BSc in psychology.

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Christopher Ferry, BA (Hons)

Case Manager

Christopher joined Anglia Research in 2009 from a background in business economics and management. He is a skilled researcher who often deals with cases involving property and land-related issues.

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Dr Lisa Hill, BA (Hons) MA PhD

West Indies Research Manager and Training Consultant

Lisa joined Anglia Research in 2007. Originally from California, she has a strong research background, having worked as a research analyst of the California commercial property market.

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Georgia Lightbody, CertHE

Case Manager

Previously Georgia was a commercial finance broker. Following her love of genealogy and her strong administrative skills brought her to Anglia Research, guiding beneficiaries through the process.

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Lily Fagan BSc (Hons)

Case Manager

Lily is a Zoology BSc graduate from the University of Sussex, also holding a History Foundation degree from the University of London. Lily has recently begun her career in genealogy at Anglia Research.

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Samuel Prentice BA (Hons) MA

Case Manager

Sam joined us in early 2022 after the completion of his MA. Sam's BA was in Classical Studies at Newcastle University, and his MA was in Classics and Ancient History at Liverpool.

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Kadean Vendryes, JP

Caribbean Associate

Kadean is a justice of the peace and a former banker based in Kingston, Jamaica. She is also a licensed realtor, with qualifications in land and business law.

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Matthew Worrall, BA (Hons) MA (Hons)

Case Manager

Matthew joined the Anglia Research team in 2021 from a background in insurance and communications. He is a skilled researcher with a keen investigative mind.

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