Saturday 19 September 1992
Air Vice-Marshal Sir Geoffrey Luis Worthington, of Burnham on Crouch, Essex, Director General of Equipment for the RAF 1958-61, left estate valued at pounds 304,628 net.
Maj-Gen Sir Gerald William Duke, of Hawkhurst, Kent, Engineer in Chief of the Army 1963-65, and former Colonel Commandant of the Military Provost Staff Corps and of the Royal Engineers, left estate valued at pounds 160,170 net.
Dr Harry Neubauer, of Bath, Avon, the psychiatrist, left estate valued at pounds 366,424 net.
Sir Percival Joseph Griffiths, of Sunningdale, Berkshire, former member of the Indian Civil Service, left estate valued at pounds 425,612 net.
Mrs Heather Lenore Hartley Gwennap McConnell, of London SW3, the public relations pioneer, left estate valued at pounds 972,652 net. She left pounds 10,000 to the World Congress of Faiths, half to be used for the journal World Faiths Insight; pounds 3,000 each to the Institute of Journalists Benevolent Fund and the Elderly Accommodation Council; and pounds 2,000 each to the Pilot Club of London, for charitable purposes, and the Salvation Army.
Miss Mabel Smith, of Sheffield, South Yorkshire, left estate valued at pounds 1,984,446 net.
Mr Derek Aylmer Hartley Russell, of Bucklebury, Berkshire, left estate valued pounds 1,101,133 net.
Mrs Eileen Constance Ward, of Bexhill on Sea, East Sussex, left estate valued pounds 1,657,285 net.
Mr Francis Michael, of London SW1, left estate valued at pounds 1,379,530 net.
Mrs Helen Ryland Darby, of Lowsonford, Derbyshire, left estate valued at pounds 1,337,588 net.
Miss Winifred Mary Genner, of Tonbridge, Kent, left estate valued at pounds 622,515 net. After personal bequests of pounds 5,250, she left pounds 1,000 to the British Red Cross Society, Kent Branch; pounds 500 to the Cancer Relief Macmillan Fund and the residue equally between St Mary's Parish Church, Leigh, Tonbridge, and the Dorothy Kerin Trust, Groombridge.
Mrs Cecilia Vera Lawson, of London SW1, left estate valued at pounds 454,778 net. After personal bequests of pounds 10,000, she left pounds 100 to the Friends of Winchester Cathedral; three watches to the Victoria and Albert Museum; her other effects to the National Trust, for display in Berrington Hall, near Leominster; seven-tenths of the residue to the National Trust, for the maintenance of the Elmar Digby Collection; and one-thirtieth each to the RSPCA, Help the Aged, Royal Star and Garter Home, Richmond, Royal London Society for the Blind, Royal Hospital and Home, Putney, the City Music Society, London, the Liszt Society, London, the European Piano Teachers Association and the Young Musicians Recording Trust.
Mr Harold Ivan Leech, of Minehead, Somerset, left estate valued at pounds 12,022,815 net. After personal and other bequests he left 20 parts of the residue each to the Cancer Research Campaign, and the Tuberous Sclerosis Association, Malvern, Worcestershire; 10 parts each to the British Field Sports Society, RNLI, the Brooke Hospital for Animals, London, and St Louis Convent, Minehead; and five parts each to Somerset Health Authority, for hospital facilities in the Minehead area, the National Children's Home, the Children's Society and John Groom's Association for the Disabled; and one part each to Minehead Senior Citizens Club and Quirke's Almshouse Charity, Minehead.
Miss Catherine Hilda Cole, of Edgware, Middlesex, left estate valued at pounds 1,300,800 net. She left her entire estate equally between the League of Friends of Edgware General Hospital, the League of Friends of the Royal London Homeopathic Hospital, for the purchase of coaches, and St John Ambulance, for the purchase of ambulances.
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