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Harold Arthur, first Viscount Watkinson, of Bosham, West Sussex, Minister of Transport 1955-59, and Minister of Defence 1959-62, chairman of Cadbury Schweppes Ltd 1969-74, left estate valued at pounds 265,996 net.

Geoffrey Noel, 12th Earl Waldegrave, of Chewton Mendip, Somerset, former Lord Warden of the Stannaries, left estate valued at pounds 2,084,263. He left pounds 1,000 to St Mary Magdalene Church, Chewton Mendip.

Professor George Stanley Rushbrooke, of Gosforth, Tyne and Wear, Professor of Theoretical Physics, Newcastle University 1951-80, left estate valued at pounds 703,377 net. After personal bequests of pounds 5,000 and 2/3 of the residue, he left 1/3 of the residue equally between the University Development Trust of Newcastle University, Northumberland Wildlife Trust, St James United Reformed Church, Newcastle upon Tyne, and Christian Aid.

Dr Graham Ringer Faber, of Folkestone, Kent, left estate valued at pounds 6,702,669 net.