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Oliver Shewell, Baron Franks, of Oxford, Ambassador to Washington 1948-52, and former Provost of Queen's College, Oxford, and Worcester College, Oxford, left estate valued at pounds 2,702,791 net.

Mr Alan Gradon Thomas, the bookseller, left estate valued at pounds 2,053,672 net.

Sir Richard Harry David Williams-Bulkeley, of Anglesey, Gwynedd, a former Lord-Lieutenant of Gwynedd, left estate valued at pounds 505,935 net.

Mr Francis Joseph Blackett Mitchenson, of Beckenham, Kent, the theatre historian, left estate valued at pounds 251,875 net. He left his entire estate to the Raymond Mander and Joe Mitchenson Theatre Collection.

Mr James Herbert Marshall, of Harrogate, North Yorkshire, left estate valued at pounds 3,261,168 net.

Miss Joyce Ada Cooke Gutteridge, of Steeple Morden, Cambridgeshire, Foreign Office legal counsellor, left estate valued at pounds 138,481 net. She left pounds 500 to Somerville College, Oxford, and such books as the College Librarian may choose; and pounds 200 each to Newnham College, Cambridge, Roedean School, Brighton, the University Women's Club and the Honourable Society of the Middle Temple, for their libraries or their Benefactors Fund, and the National Trust, for Enterprise Neptune.

Professor William Christopher Atkinson, of Shipton-underWychwood, Oxfordshire, former Stevenson Professor of Spanish at Glasgow University, left estate valued at pounds 155,427 net.

Mr Charles Reginald Purley, of Middleton-on-Sea, West Sussex, founder and former chairman of Lec Refrigeration, Bognor Regis, left estate valued at pounds 4,567,171 net.

Mrs Ethel Parsons, of Chesterfield, Derbyshire, left estate valued at pounds 396,530 net. She left pounds 86,000 and half the residue in personal bequests, and half the residue to the Ashgate Hospice, Chesterfield.