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Dame Elisabeth Jean Csaky, (Elisabeth Frink), of Blandford Forum, Dorset, the sculptor, left estate valued at pounds 4,616,605 net.

Barbara Ker-Seymer, of London N1, the photographer, left estate valued at pounds 718,461 net.

Margaret, Duchess of Argyll, of London SW1, left estate valued at between pounds 10,000 and pounds 25,000. She left her albums of press cuttings, photographs and diaries to her Trustees, requesting they be made available for reference as they determine, to be presented to a library or similar institution, or sold as they think fit.

Ruth Sylvia, Lady Fermoy, of London SW1, Woman of the Bedchamber to the Queen Mother, and founder of the King's Lynn Festival, left estate valued at pounds 963,411 net.

Sir Geoffrey Gould Briggs, of Bath, Avon, former Chief Justice in Hong Kong, and President of the Pensions Appeal Tribunals for England and Wales 1980-87, left estate valued at pounds 810,605 net.

Mr Ian Herbert Thomas, of Sutton under Brailes, Warwickshire, dress designer to the Queen, left estate valued at pounds 341,225 net.

Mr Desmond John Chetwode Crawley, British Minister to the Holy See in Rome 1970-75, and Ambassador to Bulgaria 1966-70, left estate valued at pounds 363,116 net.

Mr Robert Henry Nancekivell, of Exford, Somerset, former Master of the Devon and Somerset Staghounds, left estate valued at pounds 234,438 net.

Mr Michael Charles Farrar Bell, of Haddenham, Buckinghamshire, the stained-glass artist and craftsman, former Master of the Worshipful Company of Glaziers and Painters of Glass, left estate valued at pounds 413,764 net.

Professor Martin Rastall Coulter McDowell, of Woking, Surrey, former Professor of Applied Mathematics at Royal Holloway and Bedford New College, London, left estate valued at pounds 267,679 net. He left pounds 2,000 to the Royal Holloway and Bedford New College, for an annual prize for the best scientific paper published by a research student in Mathematics, together with his scientific and mathematical books, papers and manuscripts not otherwise bequeathed.

Mrs Berta Lotte Grunfeld, of London SW1, left estate valued at pounds 8,574,035 net.

Mr Walter Pinnington, of Blundellsands, Merseyside, left estate valued at pounds 1,051,700 net.

Mrs Muriel Violet Mead, of Torquay, Devon, left estate valued at pounds 1,150,385 net.

Mrs Clara Greco, of Scarcroft, West Yorkshire, left estate valued at pounds 3,228,893 net. She left pounds 5,000 to the Yorkshire Cancer Research Campaign, and pounds 1,000 each to the priests in charge of the Church of the Immaculate Heart in Leeds, the Basilica of Our Lady of Lourdes, France, and the Capuchini Monastery of San Giovanni, Italy, for masses in memory of her late husband Joseph and herself.

Nancy Quenelda Radcliffe Platt, of Harpsden, Oxfordshire, left estate valued at pounds 8,213,039 net. She left pounds 2,000 each to the St John Ambulance Brigade, Henley on Thames, the Donkey Sanctuary, Sidmouth, and the Friends of the Elderly, pounds 1,000 each to Harpsden Church, Miss Smallwood's Society and the British Heart Foundation, pounds 500 to Witherslack Church, Cumbria and pounds 225,000 to be divided into 15 shares: two shares each to the London Association for the Blind, PDSA, Sue Ryder Foundation (to benefit the Nettlebed Home), and the Friends of the Elderly, and one share each to Barnardo's, NSPCC, Treloar Trust, Cancer Research Campaign, Guide Dogs for the Blind Association, National Art Collections Fund and John Grooms Association for the Disabled.

Mr John Carter Jonas, of Maidenhead, Berkshire, left estate valued at pounds 1,817,956 net. He left pounds 12,000 to his trustees for such charitable institutions as they think fit, pounds 5,000 to St Peter's Church, Maidenhead, the sale proceeds of his Steinway piano to Maidenhead Music Society, for the purchase of a new piano, and a painting by Taddeo Zuccero to the British Museum.

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