I’m not certain what you mean you say that there was strong family objections to one Executors appointment. They were appointed by your late father.
The only reason for getting rid of an executor is that either they are doing something which they shouldn’t have done or not doing something which they should have done.
The courts are reluctant to remove and replace executors and whilst the Executor can stand down (renounce) they can only do that if they have not already dealt with any of the estate (intermeddled) otherwise even if they voluntary stepdown it still needs a court order to replace them.
As you appreciate, logistically you have a problem on the other side of the world.
The fact that you disowned your family does not help you because rather than disown your family if things were happening which you didn’t like, you could have taken control of it and stopped it happening.
Are you entitled to know who the beneficiaries are?
In a word, no.
Surprising though it may seem even beneficiaries are not entitled to see a copy of the will although they can get a copy of it once it is admitted to probate because it then becomes public domain.
My personal view however is that all being obstructive does is raise suspicion that something is amiss and hence, if anybody has reasonable cause to request a copy of a will, my advice to executors is to let them have it.
Thank you for letting me assist you with your legal question. I am glad that I was able to help.
I am not certain whether that answers the question for you or not, but I am happy to answer any specific points arising from this.
It will be my pleasure to help you again either further with this or any future questions you have