Mr Bailey Fossett, of Milton Malsor, Northamptonshire, the wild animal trainer and a former director of Robert Fossett's Circus, left estate valued at pounds 1,969,769 net.

Mr Sydney George Vincent, of Leigh, Greater Manchester, former Lancashire Area Secretary of the National Union of Mineworkers, left estate valued at pounds 245,096 net.

Capt John Cecil Cartwright, of Sydling St Nicholas, Dorset, the former Senior Naval Officer Northern Ireland, and Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod to the Parliament of Northern Ireland, left estate valued at pounds 103,529 net.

Air Chief Marshal Sir Hugh Alex Constantine, of London SW3, former Commander-in-Chief of Flying Training Command, left estate valued at pounds 238,916 net.

Mr Louis Allen, of North Bailey, Durham, the author, broadcaster and former Reader in French at Durham University, left estate valued at pounds 183,576 net.

Mrs Christine Jeanette Harriman, of Worsall, North Yorkshire, left estate valued at pounds 5,166,747 net.

Mr Graham Stephen Paul Carden, of London SW1, left estate valued at pounds 5,830,061 net. He left pounds 25,000 each to the London Goodenough Trust for Overseas Graduates and the Fairbridge Drake Society, pounds 10,000 each to the Army Cadet Force Association and the Hunt Servants Benefit Society, and pounds 2,000 to the Inns of Court and City Yeomanry Museum; such sum as when added to the Funds of The Carden Charitable Trust equals pounds 648,000 to his Trustees to give to the above mentioned charities in like proportions, and pounds 25,000 to the Chappel and Wakes Colne Cricket Club.

Margaret Florence Evelyn MacKenzie, of Fawley, Buckinghamshire, left estate valued at pounds 880,859 net. She left 15,000 to the Church of St Mary the Virgin, Fawley, pounds 2,500 to the Berks, Bucks and Oxon Naturalists Trust, to benefit the Parish of Fawley, and pounds 500 to the Gordon Boys' School.

Mr Bruce Hereward Wake, of Ayston, Leicestershire, left estate valued at pounds 4,895,426 net. He left pounds 25,000 to the Motor Neurone Disease Association, pounds 5,000 each to the NSPCC and the Salvation Army, pounds 3,000 to the Parents National Educational Union School, Uppingham, for equipment or supplies, and pounds 500 to Ayston Church, for the Roof and Renovations Fund.

Mrs Mary Leaphan, of Halstock, Dorset, left estate valued at pounds 1,019,398 net. After personal bequests of pounds 47,000, she left pounds 1,000 to Wrekin College, Shropshire, and the residue to her Trustees to apply the income in perpetuity for charitable institutions or purposes.