The Will of Stewart Wyvol Thompson 1892 - 1966 Dated 1 November 1966
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I, Stewart Wyvol Thompson, of "Three Chimneys" 203 Cooden Drive, Bexhill, in the County of Sussex HEREBY REVOKE all testamentary dispositions heretofore made by me, and DECLARE this to be my last WILL, which I make this 1st day of November, one thousand nine hundred and sixty-six.
- I appoint Arthur Fortescue Greenwood and Allan Hackett-Jones, both of 11 and 12 Great James Street, in the County of London (hereinafter called "my trustees") to be the Executors and Trustees of this my Will.
- It is my wish that my body be cremated.
- I bequeath the following specific legacies, that is to say:
- To my friend Guy Spooner, my "Winning Post" tie-pin, and my pearl studs.
- To my friend William A. Hofflin of "The Brns" Marine Close Saltdean Sussex, my pear shaped diamond tie-pin.
- To my friend Major Timothy Basil Ellis, my dress watch, and my gold cigar piercer.
- To Mrs. Browning (at one time nurse to my daughter) the flat brass clock which stands on the mantelpiece in my bedroom.
- I BEQUEATH the following pecuniary legacies, that is to say:
- To the Oxford and Cambridge Golfing Society, the sum of one hundred and fifty pounds, and I express the wish, but without imposing any obligation on the Society, that the Society will expend the money in having replicas of "The Secretary's Hiblick" fashioned in silver, to be given to the winners of each year, and worn on the dinner ribbon.
- To the Little Common Cricket Club, the sum of one hundred pounds, in gratitude for the enjoyment and good fellowship extended to me by the members, when I played cricket with the Club.
- To Clare College Cambridge, the sum of one hundred pounds, in respect of all the requests for donations, which I have been unable to comply with in my lifetime.
- To the Rye Dormy House Club, the sum of one hundred pounds.
- To Mrs. F. Elliott, a former Stewardess at the Rye Dormy House Club, the sum of fifty pounds.
- To the Royal Air Force Association Contingent at Bexhill Sussex, the sum of fifty pounds for such purposes in connection with the said Contingent as the Committee may decide.
- To Mrs. Margaret Harvey, if still in my service at the date of my death, the sum of one hundred pounds.
- To my gardener Albert Gladstone Batt, if still in my service at the date of my death, the sum of seventy five pounds.
AND I DECLARE that the receipt of the Secretary or other officer authorised to give receipts in respect of any money or property bequeathed to any society or Institution, shall be a sufficient discharge to my Trustees in respect thereof.
- Subject as aforesaid and subject to the payment of my funeral and testamentary expenses and debts which with all duties shall be paid primarily out of my personal estate, I DEVISE and BEQUEATH all my real and personal estate not hereby, or by any codicil hereto otherwise specifically disposed of and which I can dispose of by Will, in any manner I think proper either as beneficially entitled thereto, or under any general power, to my daughter Penelope Letitia Ellis-Fewster absolutely, and I express the wish that my said daughter will, by her will, make the following bequests:
- My family silver tray, tea and coffee service, and kettle and my library, to Clare College Cambridge, or if the said college shall not desire the above named articles, then to the Oxford and Cambridge Golfing Society.
- The "Kildalton Cross" to the Oxford and Cambridge Golfing Society.
BUT this expression of my wishes is not to impose any binding obligation on my said daughter or in any way fetter her absolute beneficial interest in the said articles or her right to dispose of them in her lifetime or by will in any manner she shall think fit.
- Any Executor or Trustee hereof being a solicitor or other person engaged in any profession or business shall be entitled to be paid all usual professional or proper charges for business transacted time expended, and acts done by him or any partner of his in connection with the trusts hereof, including acts which an Executor or Trustee, not being in any profession or business could have done personally.
IN WITNESS whereof I have hereunto set my hand the day and year first above written.
Stewart Wyvol Thompson
Signed by the said Stewart Wyvol Thompson, as and for his last Will, in the presence of us, both present at the same time, who at his request, in his presence, and in the presence of each other, have hereunto set our hands as witnesses:
G.E.T. [George Ellis Taylor] Ellis-Fewster
Bexhill on Sea
43 Cantelupe Road
Bexhill on Sea
S. R. N.
On the 12th day of January 1967 Probate of this will was granted to Arthur Fortescue Greenwood and Alan Hackett-Jones, executors.
Stewart Wyvol Thompson of Three Chimneys, 203 Cooden Drive, Bexhill, Sussex,
Died on 25 November 1966.
£11,282 17s 0d