Bequests & Legacies in London Newspapers

The following is a list of bequests and legacies to Dorset County Hospital reported in four London newspapers – The Times (1840-1948), The Morning Post (1840-1900), The London Standard (1840-1900) and The London Daily News (1846-1900)

Year Testator Bequest / Legacy Newspaper(s)
1845 Mary, Lady HILL, wife of Sir Dudley St. Leger HILL, of Turnwood, Dorset £500 London Standard, Saturday 25 January 1845, page 3; Morning Post, Wednesday 4 December 1844, page 5 [says she left £200]
1847 Robert WILLIAMS, Esq., of Bridehead; banker, of Birchin-lane and of the Dorchester Old Bank £1,000 London Daily News, Saturday 27 March 1847, page 5; Morning Post, Wednesday 19 May 1847, page 3
1848 Mr. George THOMAS £100 Morning Post, Monday 15 May 1848, page 5
1865 Mr. James HEMMING of Avenue-road, Hampstead £500 Morning Post, Wednesday 29 November 1865, page 6
1880 Mr. John Francis HODGES, wine merchant of Dorchester £100 London Daily News, Friday 27 February 1880, pages 7
1884 Rt. Hon. John William, Earl of SANDWICH £1,000 Morning Post, Friday 20 June 1884, page 6; The Times, Friday 20 June 1884, page 12
1889 Mrs. Eliza Harriet CARTER of Wool, near Wareham, Dorset £400 Morning Post, Friday 30 August 1889, page 6
1893 Mrs. Louisa Maria FOOT, of Hanbury Vicarage, Burton-on-Trent Contingent legacy London Daily News, Saturday 30 December 1893, page 6
1894 Rev. William Bentinck Lethem HAWKINS of 33 Bryanstone -square (died at Lewell Lodge, Knighton) £500 Morning Post, Friday 19 October 1894, page 6
1895 Dr. Francis Bisset HAWKINS of Lewell Lodge, West Knighton & Foxcote, Bournemouth £300, 2¾ % Consols. Morning Post, Friday 26 April 1895, page 6
1896 Rev. Carr John GLYN of Witchampton Rectory, Dorset £100 London Standard, Thursday 24 December 1896, page 5; The Times, Saturday 2 January 1897, page 4
1896 Lady Emily Maria WILLIAMS of ?12 Berwick-terrace, Brighton £50 Morning Post, Saturday 2 May 1896, page 4; The Times, Friday 1 May 1896, page 5
1898 Mr. Hastings Nathaniel MIDDLETON of Bradford Peverell £100 Morning Post, Tuesday 6 December 1898, page 7
1901 Miss Mary Ann ROBERTSON of Selwood-place, Kensington, and of Gledwood, Clonskeagh, County Dublin £250 The Times, Saturday Aug 24, 1901, page 5
1910 Mr. Thomas GALPIN of Palace House, Kensington-gardens and of Clun House, Surrey-street, Strand 100 guineas The Times, Monday 4 July 1910, page 12
1913 Miss Margaret Jane ASHLEY of Rowan House, Dorchester (niece of Lord Shaftesbury) £1,000 The Times, Thursday 1 May 1913, page 9
1920 Mrs. Annabella Elizabeth HEAD of Royal-crescent, Bath (widow of Mr. John Merrick HEAD of Pennsylvania Castle, Portland) £200 The Times, Thursday 22 April 1920, page 19
1924 Mr. William EVANS, JP, of Albert-road, Dorchester, retired draper £100 The Times, Thursday 27 March 1924, page 17
1930 Mr. Theodore Charles CANDY of Holywell, Evershot, Dorset, farmer £100 The Times, Monday 1 September 1930, page 13
1931 Rt. Hon. Cecil Henry, 6th Baron ELLENBOROUGH, of Dorchester £100 The Times, Thursday 12 March 1931, page 15
1931 Mr. George POPE of Bournemouth, director of Messrs. Eldridge, Pope & Co. Ltd. Dorchester £1,000 The Times, Thursday 6 August 1931, page 13
1933 Miss Katherine Diana DIGBY of Cerne Abbas £100 The Times, Monday 13 March 1933, page 9
1933 Miss Annie COFFIN of Muswell Hill, daughter of the late John COFFIN of Dorchester, Dorset £2,000 for 2 beds to be known as John Coffin Bed & Mary Coffin Bed The Times, Wednesday 19 July 1933, page 15
1933 Miss Mildred Edith Alys PEARCE of Dorchester, chartered accountant £50 The Times, Saturday 2 December 1933, page 17
1934 Mr. William Pope SYMONDS of Sturminster Newton £100 The Times, Tuesday 26 June 1934, page 19
1934 Mr. Hubert Arthur DRUCE of Dorchester £50 The Times, Wednesday 14 November 1934, page 17
1935 Mr. Aubrey Frederic Thomas MALTBY of Dorchester, architect and surveyor £50 The Times, Saturday 5 October 1935, page 18
1937 Miss Mary Frances Sophia WILLIAMS of Westleaze, Dorchester £50 The Times, Monday 18 January 1937, page 8
1937 Lieut.-Col. Kenneth Robert BALFOUR of Steepleton Manor, Dorchester £50 The Times, Friday 22 January 1937, page 17
1937 Mrs. Frances Maria MARSDEN of Icen Way, Dorset, widow of Rev. Maurice Howard MARSDEN £50 The Times, Friday 23 April 1937, page 19
1937 Mr. Arthur SYMONDS of Charminster, Dorset £500 The Times, Saturday 11 September 1937, page 13
1937 Sir Cecil HANBURY, MP, of Smith Square £100 The Times, Friday 17 September 1937, page 8
1937 Mrs. Florence Emily HARDY of Max Gate, Dorchester (widow of Thomas HARDY) £800 for children’s sun balcony The Times, Friday 31 December 1937, page 15
1938 Capt. Berkeley Cole Wilmot WILLIAMS, DL, JP, of Herringston, Dorchester £100 The Times, Thursday 17 February 1938, page 10
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