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Wills of Five Titanic Victims

Post by Karen on Wed 2 May 2012 - 5:18

100,000 POUNDS FOR PUBLIC USES.
Munificent Bequests to Cambridge Museum.

FIVE TITANIC VICTIMS.

A valuable art collection and property amounting to over 100,000 pounds have been left for public uses by Mr. Charles Brinsley Marlay, of Belvedere, Mullingar, and of St. Katharine's Lodge, Regent's Park, N.W., who died on June 18, aged eighty-one. He left personal estate of the gross value of 500,294 pounds, the total duties on which will amount to about 100,000 pounds.
To the Fitzwilliam Museum, in connection with the University of Cambridge, the testator left all his collection of pictures, prints, statuary, sculptures, china and jewellery, books and MSS, and 80,000 pounds to provide for their accommodation.
He also bequeathed 8,000 pounds to the representative body of the Church of Ireland, 2,000 pounds to the body as an addition to the endowment of the parish of Moylixcar, co. Westmeath, and 5,000 pounds to the Society of St. Patrick.
Among the latest wills are the following: -

Mr. JOSEPH HOLLAND LORING, of 811, Fifth-avenue, New York, who died in the wreck of the Titanic, intestate, left estate in the U.K.............................41,796 pounds

Mr. WILLIAM EDWARD HIPKINS, of 16, Augustus-road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, and of 50, Albert Hall Mansions, Kensington Gore, S.W., engineer, who died in the wreck of the Titanic..............37,728 pounds

Lieut. HENRY TINGLE WILDE, R.N.R., of Gray-road, Walton, Liverpool, chief officer of the Titanic......6,783 pounds

Mr. RICHARD WILLIAM SMITH, of Stanthorpe-road, Streatham, S.W., manager of the American business of Messrs. Beinach's Nephew and Co., who died in the wreck of the Titanic..........1,708 pounds

Mr. WILLIAM THOMAS HUGHES, of Market-street, Hoylake, Cheshire, assistant steward of the Titanic....203 pounds

Source: Lloyd's Weekly News, July 21, 1912, Page 17

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