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WILLS AND BEQUESTS. The late Lady Kindersley, wife of Vice-Chancellor Sir Richard Torin Kindersley, of Hyde-park-gardens, having died possessed of property in her own right, without having disposed thereof by will, letters of administration were granted by her Majesty's Court of Probate to her husband, Sir Richard, as the sole per- son legally entitled thereto. Lady Kindersley was the only daughter of the Rev. J. L. Bennett, and married in 1824. The late Mrs. Vickers, of Eastbourne-terrape, Hyde- park, who died in August last, and whose will has'just been proved, has left legacies to the following institu- tions :—The Deaf and Dumb Asylum, Bath, £ 200; the Church Missionary Society, < £ 160; the Church Mis- sionary Society for Africa and the East, the Bible Society, the London Society for the Promotion of Christianity amongst the Jews, the Ragged School Factory, Lambeth, to each .£50. To the parish of St. Peter and St. Paul, and to the widows and aged poor of Walcot, .£19 each. The will of Mr. George Beaufoy, of South Lambeth, was proved in London under £250,000 personalty. The executors and trustees are his widow, Mrs. Anne Beaufoy, Mr. C. B. Thornhill (his nephew), John Bolton, and J. R. Turner, the two last-named being engaged in the testator's business, under the firm of Beaufoy and Co., vinegar makers, manufacturers of acetic acids and chlorides of soda and lime, also millers. The will disposes of his library of books and museum, which had belonged to his late brother, Mr. H. B. H. Beaufoy, whose wish was that the library and museum should not be sold; but, whilst any of his lineal descendants remained, be held as heirlooms with the family mansion, and carefully preserved, and at some future period applied to a public purpose as an exhibition, and designated the "Beaufoy Collec- tion." To carry out such object and intention, the testator has bequeathed the sum of < £ 10,000. The library and museum to be held by his relict until his son Mark becomes of age. The testator directs that his business shall be carried on by his relict, who shall receive the profits to the extent of .£7,000 a year, and leaves to her his residence and the estate at Pays Bas, Battersea. To his daughter he leaves the sum of £30,000, and to his son he devises his freehold estate, and appoints him residuary legatee of the personal property. To each of his four executors < £ 1,000, and a further sum to Mr. Bolton of 300 guineas, and to Mr. Turner 250 guineas; and like liberal legacies, varying in amount, to twenty-five other gentlemen of his establishment. To each of his clerks < £ 10, and legacies to his servants. He has farther expressed his wish that the annual feast, as well as his gratui- ties to the olerks a.nd prizes to the men, should be continued whilst the business is in the hands of his relict.—Illustrated London News. Novel Cotton-spinning Macninery.—A Paris journal states that a clever mechanical engineer has started the idea of turning the motion of carriage wheels to account for spinning wool and cotton. This would also afford the means of measuring the distance performed by the coachman; so much cotton spun, so many miles. To this the Pay replies that, in the event of this plan being adopted, passengers ought to receive fare instead of paying one "in which case," says that journal, we venture to prognosticate that foot-pavements would fall into disuse, shoemakers be at a disoount, and blacksmiths at a premium."