Sunday, January 8, 2012

Some Unusual Bequests - 24 June 1935 – Mr Hamilton Fulton of Budleigh Salterton, Devon

Money has been listed as one of the three most interesting topics in the world. This is how several people disposed of some of their money in wills published in London recently. Mr. Hamilton Fulton, of the Close, Salisbury, and of Budleigh Salterton, South Devon, who died aged 86 with a gross-estate of £28,344, left £5 to his chiropodist, "who has relieved me of more pain than all the doctors in Great Britain."

Mr. Ernest A. Upcott, for forty years a master at Wellington College, left £17,000; £1000 of it to Henrietta Stark, widow of his late butler, and £100 to her son, Cyril Stark.

Miss Margaret Gascoigne, of Montreal, headmistress of the Study school, included in her will instructions for her school successor. "She should be young and vigorous—between thirty and forty, interested in art and progressive ideas and—very important— she must-have a sense of humour."

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