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WILLS AND BEQUESTS. The will (dated July 20, 1889), with two codicils (dated September 28, 1893, and May 31, 1894), of Mr. Edward Hollingworth Penfold, of Winchester, who tUld on July 24 at Bournemouth, was proved on September 27 by General William Charles Forrest, the surviving executor, the value of the personal estate amounting to upwards of £ 79,000. The tes- tator bequeaths £ 500 to the vicar and churchwardens of the parish of Loose, Kent, to invest same and dis- tribute the income among such poor, well-conducted inhabitants of the said parish not receiving paro- chial relief,"as the vicar shall select; 200 guineas each to the West Kent General Hospital (Maidstone), the Royal School for Officers' Daughters (Bath), the Hos- pital for Incurables (Putney-heath), the National Life- boat Institution, the Royal Asylum of St. Anne's Society, the National Hospital for the Paralysed and Epileptic (Queen-square), and the United Kingdom Beneficent Association; 100 guineas each to the Ophthalmic Hospital (Maidstone), the Hants County Hospital, the Bonchurch Convalescent Home in connection with the Royal Hants County Hospital, the Sussex County Hospital (Brighton), the Hospital for Con- sumption (Brompton), the Cancer Hospital (Bromp- ton), the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge; the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel, the Royal Military Benevolent Fund, the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution, St. John's School for Sons of Clergymen, the Cambridge Asylum for Soldiers' Widows, and the Soldiers' Daughters' Home (Hamp- stead); and 50 guineas each to the Brighton and Hove Dispensary, and the Sussex and Brighton Infirmary for Diseases of the Eye, all free of legacy duty. He also bequeaths all his plate, pictures, and orna- mental china to his brother-in-law, General W. C. Forrest, for life, and then to Colonel Thomas Heath- cote Stisted and considerable legacies to cousins and other relatives, servants, and others. The residue of his personal estate he gives to General Forrest; and all his real estate he devises to Colonel T. H. Stisted and his heirs. The will (dated February 26, 1874), with seven codicils, of Mrs. Eliza Ann Forster, widow of the late Mr. John Forster, of Palace-gate House, Ken- sington, who died on August 8, was proved on Sep- tember 29 by Sir Joseph William Chitty, one of the executors, the value of the personal estate amounting to over £ 21,000. The testatrix leaves all the real and personal estate which she has power to dispose of to the executors of her husband's will, to blend and go with his estate, and the residue of her property not otherwise disposed of, to her nieces, Fannie Crosbie and Maria Crosbie. There are numerous legacies, pecuniary and specific, to relatives, friends, and servants. Mr. Forster, by his will, bequeathed his library of printed and other books, manuscripts, and autographs, and the paintings, pictures, drawings, and engravings as per a schedule annexed thereto, on the death of his wife, to the Department of Science and Art incorporated by Royal Charter, on certain conditions; and Mrs. Forster now gives the portrait of Lord Lytton, Governor-General of India, by Millais, and the S>rtrait of her husband, by C. E. Perugini, to the epartment of Science and Art, to go with her husband's collection. By the death of his wife, legacies under Mr. Forster's will to two daughters and the sister-in-law of Charles Dickens, to several members of the Chitty family and others, become payable. The will (dated October 5, 1893) of Miss Jane Aked, of Kershaw House, Luddenden, Halifax, York- shire, who died on August 17, was proved on Sep- tember 26 by William Henry Boocock and John Ambler, the executors, the value of the personal estate amounting to over £ 18,000. The testatrix gives her furniture and effects to her sister Ellen Aked, and leaves all her real estate and the residue of her personal estate, i upon trust, for her said sister for life. At her sister's death she bequeaths E1000, to be called Aked's Trust," to be invested and the income applied, at Christmas or Midsummer, for the benefit of the deserving poor of that part of the township of Midgley residing at or in the im- mediate neighbourhood of BoDth as the minister and deacons of Booth Independent Chapel may select, preference being given to spinsters. As to the ulti- mate residue of her property, she leaves two-fifths (less £ 500 to be held upon trust, for ^3e1rr e Gertrude Caw) to her nephew, Samuel Milne Milne; and three-fifths, upon trust, for her niece, Ellen Wilders, for life, and then for her two daughters. The will and codicil of Mr. Charles Cholmelej Dowling, of 13, Eaton-square, who died on June 27, have been proved by Mrs. Lavinia Dowling, the widow and sole executrix, the value of the personal estate amounting to E8898. The will of Mr. Henry John Borrow, of Mashona- land, South Africa, in the employ of the British South Africa Company, who died on December 4 on the north bank of the Shangani River, Matabeleland, was proved on September 15 by the Rev. Henry John Borrow, the father, the value of the personal estate amounting to £ 7836. The will of Mr. Hugh Fraser, her Majesty's Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary in Japan, who died at Tokio on June 4, was proved on September 27 by Mrs. Mary Fraser, the widow and sole executrix, the value of the personal estat* amounting to £ 5673.—Illustrated London Newt,

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