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DEATH OF MR. H. J. RANDALL ♦ FIFTY YEARS AGENT TO DUNRAVEN ESTATE. It is with deep regret that we announce the death of Ml*. Henry J. Randall. J.P., Bridg- end. agent to the Bunraven Estate, which occurred yesterday (Thursday) morning, in his 83rd year. The deceased gentleman., who had been in failing health for some years, had resided at Slade, Southerndown, during the summer, and returned to Bridgend evi- dently greatly benefited. He frequently com- plained during last week of weakness, and on Saturday he did not feel strong enough to leave his bed. Dr. Wyndham Randall and Dr. Edmund Thomas were in frequent attend- ance, and a consultation took place with Dr. Patterson, Cardiff, but, despite all that medical skill could do, Mr. Randall's condi- tion grew gradually worse, and he passed away as stated, at ten o'clock yesterday morning. Mr. Randall, who was a bachelor, had resided at Bridgend for the greater part of his life, and in October, 1859, lIe succeeded his father (the late Mr. John Randall) as agent to the Dunraven Estate. He had thus held that position for nearly half a century, but owing to the state of his health he had not been able for the past decade or more to attend personally to the onerous duties of the office, and his half- brother, Mr. J. M. Randall, acted in his behalf. He served for some years on the looal Board of Health—he was one of the first members of that oody-his colleagues includ- ing the Late Mr. Robert Evans and the late Mr. Thomas Stockwood. He was of a retiring disposition, and latterly took no active inter- est in parochial or political matters. Through his genial disposition, Mr. Randall had made many friends among the older residents of the town and district, and he was always ready to lend support to any deserving cause. The local Cottage Hospital benefited consider- ably through his benevolence—he contributed handsomely towards the erection of the build- lng-and: he has always been a warm suppor- ter of Nolton Church and its adjuncts. It is interesting to recall the fact that he provided the spire of the new church. By his death the Bridgend Magisterial Bench loses its sender member. To the general1 nublic of late years the de- ceased' gentleman was an unknown figure, for owing to ill health he has very rarely ven- tured outside his house. But to those- who belonged1 to his own generation a very familiar figure indeed will be missed. Mr. Randall was one of the institutions of Bridg- end and the embodiment of the Dun- raveit Estate. The Estate was al- ways his first consideration, but. keen though he always was for its development and welfare, he was always noted 'as being an ab- solutely just man. It has been a favourite saying amongst many tenants of the estate that they did not want leases because they had Mr. Randali's word. and that was good enough for them. This testimony will be re- peated1 on all sides now that his death will be, as it is bou nd to be. a subject of discussion in many a homestead. As the manager of the mineral part of the Dunraven property his great experience and knowledge were. of the utntost sen-ice. and anyone who has had deal- ings with him in this respect could not but be struck with his grasp of detail and the forethought he displayed. A kindly, cour- teous friend, he was charitable in a way un- known to the public generally, and he will be gre'atiy missed by the large number who benefitted by his unostentatious gifts. He was a quaint fimire to those who saw him. for he was nO believer in outward adornment, and was always plainly and simply dressed in a style of years ago. This district is the poorer for his loss, and to-day Bridgend mourns one of the last ef the generation which produced many good men in the town, most of whom have been removed long ago. Mr. Randall's nearest relatives are his three half-brothers—Dr. Wyndham Randall. Mr. W. R. Randall, and' Mr. J. M. Randall. The funeral, which will be private, will take place on Monday at St. Bride's Major.

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