Commander Roy Habershon, of Ware, Hertfordshire, the first Head of Scotland Yard's Bomb Squad and a former CID Commander, left estate valued at pounds 79,254 net.
Sir Basil Malcolm Fraser, of Deal, Kent, left estate valued at pounds 874,245 net.
Professor Hywel David Lewis, of Guildford, Surrey, Professor of the History and Philosophy of Religion, London University, left estate valued at pounds 561,938 net.
Professor Derek William Lomax, of Selly Park, Birmingham, formerly Professor of Spanish at Birmingham University and a leading medieval historian, left estate valued at pounds 442,821 net.
Mr Nigel Warrington Smyth, of Helston, Cornwall, former Yachtsman of the Year, left estate valued at pounds 350,873 net.
Mr Ralph Warren Marsh, of Redland, Bristol, the fruit tree pathologist and former assistant director at Long Ashton Research Station, left estate valued at pounds 249,555 net.
Mr Walter Frederick Terry, of London SE3, former political editor of the Daily Mail, Daily Express and the Sun, left estate valued at pounds 247,706 net.
Miss Kathleen Mary Aspinall, of Solihull, West Midlands, left estate valued at pounds 181,076 net. After leaving pounds 3,500 in personal bequests, she left the residue to St Alban's Church, Birmingham.
Miss Kathleen Shenton, of Macclesfield, Cheshire, left estate valued at pounds 1,102,414 net. After leaving pounds 1,000 in personal bequests, she left the residue equally between St Michael and All Angels Parish Church, Macclesfield, the Commonwealth Headquarters of the Girl Guides Association, Children's Society, Guide Dogs for the Blind Association and the RNLI.