Where did the name ‘Somerset House Services’ come from?

Have you ever read the Agatha Christie “Miss Marple” books, or watched the PBS Masterpiece Theater series?  In several of the stories, a main clue to the mystery was information Miss Marple obtained at Somerset House in London – from 1873 to sometime in the 1950’s, all birth, marriage, death, and Will records for England and Wales were stored at Somerset House.  So when I was considering a business name, it seemed like a perfect fit, because the majority of our clients are executors of estates. 

 I still like the name, but if I had it to do all over again I’d probably select “Somerset Estate Services”, because unless you’re a Miss Marple fan or a student of English history you’ve probably never heard of Somerset House.  And usually the reaction of people hearing the name for the first time is “…oh, so you run a cleaning service.”  Uh, no…well not exactly, although when we are done with an estate sale or cleanout, the end result is a clean house!

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About Somerset House Services

Somerset House Services works with Executors, Guardians, Trustee's, POA's, individuals, and family members that need to sell, cleanout, or inventory the contents of a house or storage unit. Our services include Estate Sales, Estate Cleanouts (including 'hoarder' houses), Inventories & Appraisals, and Asset Research Services.
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