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WILLS AND BEQUESTS. > The will of the Right Rev. George Smith, D.D., late Lord Bishop of Victoria, in China, who died at Blackheath on December 14 last, in his fifty-seventh year, was proved in London on tho 26tli ult., by Lydia Smith, the relict and sole executrix, to whom his lordship has left the whole of his property, real and porsonal, absolutely. The per- sonalty wus sworn under £0,000. The will bears date November 10, 1866, and is attested by John Carr, Chief Jus- tice, Sierra Leone, and A. Russell, B.A., missionary for China. —Tho will of Admiral Sir John Kingeome, K.C.B., who died at Plymouth on August 5th, 1871, aged 77, was proved in Lowlon on the 6th inst., hy his son-in-law, Ellis Frederick Thorold, 3I.D., and William Langdon Martin, Esq., the acting executors, power being reserved to Charles Kingeome, Esq., his brother, also an executor, to prove hereafter. The personalty was sworn under £1,500. The will is dated May 23, 1871. He bequeaths his plate and furniture to his daughter, Ellen Clara Thorold, for her life, and afterwards to her children the wines, spirits, and con- sumable stores he leaves to his sister absolutely. He leaves his house in Athenjeum-street, Plymouth, to the children of his late daughter, Louisa Teresa Williams. His real estate and the residue of the personal estate he leaves to his daughter Ellen, and then to her children.— The will of General Sir Edmund Finucane Morris, K.C.B., Colonel of the 49th Regiment, formerly residing in Imperial-square, Cheltenham, and late of St. George's Lodge, Ryde, was proved in London, on the 3rd inst., under £14,000 personalty. — The will of Miss Mary Ann Herrick, of Beaumanor Park, Leicester, dated January 13, 1871, was proved in London, oa the 31st ult., under £ïO,OOO, by which she has left the following bequests to charitable institutions, namely:—To the Wolverhampton Orphan Asylum, £1,000; Lpughbo- rough Dispensary, £800; the Infirmary, Lunatic Asylum, Home for Penitent Females, Female Asylum for Training Girls, and Infant Orphan Asylum, all in Leicester, JE100 each to the Old Blue Coat, Wolverhampton, and the Pro- vident Benefit Society for Beaumanor, £50 each, all free. The will of Mr. Thomas Millard, of Ivy Bower, Gloucester, dated July 21,1863, was proved at Bristol, on the 12th ult., under £18,000 personalty, and contains the following bequests :-£8,000 to the President and Fellows of Trinity College, Oxford, for the advancement of mathematical and general science; to the South Kensington Museum he leaves all his old coins and medals to the Bible Society, Church Missionary Society, Bristol Royal Infirmary and General Hospital, each £50, free of duty.—The will of Miss Catherine Prosser, of Park-lane Villas, Stoke Newington, who died December 17 last, in her 85th year, was proved in London under £18,000, by Lydia Ann Mansfield;"1 her greart- niece, and Henry Curtis Nisbet. The testatrix* has <. be- queathed to the Seamen's Hospital, the Dreadnought, Sailors' Orphan Girls' School and Home at Hampstead, and the Society for Missions to Sailors Afloat, £100 each; and leaves the sum of £.500, the interest to keep in repair the family marble tomb at Llanvihangel-Crucorney, and the surplus for the poor of the parish. The residue of her property she leaves to her great-niece Lydia :Ann Mans- field absolutely.—The will of Mr. "William Frederick Dixon, of Page Hall, Ecclesfield, Yorkshire, D.L. and J.P for the West Riding, who died December '27 last, has been proved in the Wakefield 1 District: Registry. The personalty was sworn under £ 70,000.—The will of Mr. Henry Manning, late of 251,' High Holborn, merchant, has been proved by his nephew, Mr. Charles James Wainwright, who is appointed sole executor and residuary legatee. The personalty has been Sworn under £100,000..After numerous legacies to members of the family, friends, and persons in his employ, he bequeaths the sum of £500 each to rthe following charities:—British Orphan Asylum; Infant Orphan Asylum, Wanstead Earlswood Asylum for Idiots; Asylum for Fatherless Children, Reedham; Royal Hospital for Incurables Royal Asylum of St. Ann's Society; Refuge for Homeless and Destitute Children; London Orphan Asylum; Merchant Seamen's Orphan Asylum; Home, for Little Boys, norton Kirby National Orphan Home; Royal Sea- Bathing Infirmary, Margate; National Benevolent Institu- tion Bloomsbury Dispensary; Builders' Benevolent In- stitution Great Northern Hospital; Royal' Agricultural Benevolent Institution National Hospital for the Paralysed and Epileptic King's College Hospital; Female Aid Society; London Hospital; Female Lock Hospital and Asylum; Male Lock Hospital; Royal Hospital for Diseases of the Chest, City-road; Royal Free Hospital, Gray's inn road Central London Ophthalmic Hospital, Gray's inn road Ophthalmic Hospital, St. George's-circus; National jHospital for'Con- sumption, Ventnor; City of London Truss Society, Fins- bury-square; and the London Female i Preventive;, and Reformatory Institution and directs that 'the apnual sub- scription to each shall be continued for ten years after his death.—Tlie will of Dr. Greenwood, M.D., of Blackheath, was proved in London under £12,000; that of Mr. Richard Veasey, Esq., under £60,000; and that of Mr. Henry Charlton, merchant and manufacturer, of the Priory House, Dudley, under £.10,000 personalty.—Illustrated London JVc'rs.

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