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NORTH WALES WILLS. MR. R. D. DARBISHIRE, PENMAENMAWR. r Mr Robert Dukinfield Darbishire, LL.D, F.G.S., F.S.A., B.A., of High Ems, Victoria Park, Manchester, and of Pendyffryn, Penmaen- mawr, solicitor, a student of distinction m $"™"ous branches of science, aged 82 years, left xmI'inn £ >ross' which the net personalty is ±,14,174 He directed that his body should U cremated and the residuary ashes scattered on the ground in some plantation "for restoration to the world which I have found so delightful,' and that his funeral should be conducted in the ILost unostentatious, private, and, indeed, secret manner possible, without any announcement, ad- vertisement, or notice of the proceeding in any newspaper or circular, or the circulation of any invitations to attend, and that no gravestone should be erected over his remains. He de- clared that the legacies to his executors should be ipso facto annulled if these directions were not fully and exactly observed. He also stated, "I direct that all my letters received and all copies of letters of my own (concerning, as they do, only my own atomic and momentary existence, and perhaps some private concerns of correspondents) may be scrupulously destroyed without examination or perusal." He excepted any biographical sketches, which he directed should be dealt with in accordance with any memoranda attached thereto. The bequests were—His collections of so-called curios" to the Manchester Museum; his books and illustrations of various kinds as to 200 books (not volumes) as he shall select to his grandson, Robert Shelby Darbishire, stating that "I do not trouble him with more because he may not care for my library, and after all he should make his own for himself;" 100 as the director may select to the Library of the Manchester Whit- worth Institute, together with any of his en- gravings, collections of scrapbooks or of photo- graphs; as to 100 to the Library of Manchester College, Oxford; as to any scientific works then remaining to the director of the Manchester Museum; as to the balance of his books for the Reference Libraries of the Corporation of Man- chester; as to the balance of his pictures and engravings to his said grandson; £100 to the Governesses' Institute and Home for its benevo- lent fund, in memory of his wife; £ 100 to my friend, my amanuensis and typist, Miss Louisa Green. "To each of my friends, my maidservants, one year's stipend, with a special memorandum of my personal regard and affec- tion for each of them;" £ 50 each to "my venerated friends," the Rev. Adam Doel the Rev. Benjamin Walker, and Mrs Benjamin Walker; £100 to each of his brothers, William Arthur Darbishire and Charles Hy. Darbishire, "with special favour and benediction;" JMOO to his friend, Beatrice Laura Dymes, companion of himself and his wife; £ 100 to each of his friends, Mrs Amy Buller Brooke and Miss Hen- rietta Matthey; L100 upon trust for Winifred Rignatorre, niece of Miss Henrietta Matthey; 250 each to his sisters-in-law, Emily, widow of his brother Francis, Florence, widow of his brother Samuel, Lilian, the wife of his brother Charles Henry, and Marie, widow of his brother Vernon; a life annuity of JB200 to his daughter-in-law, Anne Shelby Darbishire. The residue of his property he left to his grand- son, Robert Shelby Darbishire, now a student at Balliol College, Oxford, on attaining the age of 24 years. MR W. J. DAVEY, CAERWYS. Mr Wm. John Davey, of Holm Leigh, Aig- burth, and of Maesmynan Hall, near Caerwys, Denbighshire, shipowner, and a member of tihe firm of Messrs Elder, Dempster, and Co. and other companies, left £ 80,427 gross, of which L63,356 is net personalty. The testator left) the whole of his property to his widow absolutely. FATHER IGNATIUS. The late Father Ignatius, Anglican monk, of Llanthoray Abbey. Brecon, left estate vaJued at) E2710 gross, the net personalty amounting to £ 984. This probably does not include the value of the abbey, over whidh he appears to have held the power of dispood.

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