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Sir Michael Sobell, of Englefield Green, Surrey, chairman of GEC (Radio & Television) Ltd, the philanthropist, left estate valued at pounds 47,291,574 net. He left pounds 63,500 and his racing interests to personal legatees, a portrait of himself by James Gunn and his books to Jewish Care, and the remainder of his estate to the charitable trust known as the Sobell Foundation.

Patrick Arthur, Lord Devlin, of Pewsey, Wiltshire, former Lord of Appeal, Chairman of the Press Council 1964-69, left estate valued at pounds 4,844 net.

Mr Leonard Edward Rowan Bentall, of Stockbridge, Hampshire, chairman of Bentalls department stores, left estate valued at pounds 2,305,243 net. He left pounds 1,000 equally between the Old Bentallians Association and the Bentalls Over 40 Club, for special outings in his memory, and pounds 40 to each member of the Bentalls Over 40 Club who survives him.

Professor Rhydsyn Harding Evans, of Mid Glamorgan, Emeritus Professor of Civil Engineering at Leeds University, left estate valued at pounds 136,511 net.

Mrs Constance Ethel Berg, of Hove, East Sussex, left estate valued at pounds 1,042,288 net.

Mrs Xenia Yaro, of Hythe, Kent, left estate valued at pounds 1,089,966 net.

Mrs Margaret Perceval Stephens, of Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, left estate valued at pounds 1,264,853 net.

Miss Olive May Bursey, of Hordle, Hampshire, left estate valued at pounds 323,569 net. She left pounds 78,250 and effects to personal legatees, pounds 40,000 to St Peter and St Paul Parish Church, Ringwood, pounds 5,000 each to St Paul's Church, Bisterne, All Saints Church, Harbridge, St Mary's Church, Ellingham, the National Trust and RNLI, pounds 3,000 each to the Girl Guides Association, pounds 2,000 each to the Scout Association, Salisbury Cathedral Spire Appeal, Winchester Cathedral Trust and the Multiple Sclerosis Society, pounds 1,000 each to St John's Church, Poulner, St John's Ambulance, the British Red Cross Society, REMAID, of the Ringwood Health Centre, and Salisbury Hospice Care Trust Macmillan Unit, and pounds 50,000 in memory of her parents, a further pounds 1,000 towards a mini-bus, and one seventh of the residue to Ringwood and District Community Association, and pounds 5,000, and to each to the Children's Society, John Grooms Association for the Disabled, Arthritis and Rheumatism Council, RNID, RNIB and Imperial Cancer Research Fund.