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1043 WILLS OF MEDICAL MEN. THE will of Mr. John Cooper Forster, formerly President of the Royal College of Surgeons, late of 29, Upper Grosvenor- etreet, who died on March 2nd last, was proved on the 13th ult. by Mr. Stuart Forster, the son, and Mr. Arthur Edgell Eastwood, the executors, the value of the personal estate exceeding .625,000. The testator bequeaths to his wife, Mrs. Adela Forster, his furniture, books, pictures, plate, jewellery, and effects; and there are some legacies and annuities to servants charged on his real estate. All his freehold and copyhold property he leaves to his wife for life, and then to his said son. The residue of the personalty is to be held upon trust for his wife for life, and at her death as to one-fifth for his granddaughters, Undine and Elsa Emily Dixon, one-fifth for his danghter, Mrs. Jessie Tamplin, and three-fifths for his daughters, Rose and Anna Forster. The will and codicil of Mr. George Ord, retired surgeon, of Brixton-hill, Surrey, were proved on April 20th by Mr. William Miller Ord, physician, and Mr. George Rice Ord, surgeon, the sons, the executors, the value of the personal estate amounting to over .624,000. The testator leaves three-fifths of his real and personal estate to his son, William Miller, and two-fifths to his son, George Rice. The will and four codicils of Mr. Francis Burdet Courtenay, surgeon, of 2, Chandos-street, Cavendish-square, who died on March 15th last, were proved on the 3rd inst. by Mrs. Frances Maria Lambert, Mr. Francis Hoare, and Mr. Edward Horseman Bailey, the executors, the value of the personal estate amounting to over .616,000. The testator bequeaths legacies to his daughter, grandchildren, a servant, and others. The residue of his property he leaves upon trust for his daughter, Mrs. Lambert, for life, and then for her .children or more remote issue as she shall appoint. The will of John Fremlyn Streatfeild, F.R.C.S., late of 15, Upper Brook-street, who died on March 18th last, was proved on the 3rd inst. by Mrs. Georgiana Maria Streatfeild, the widow, the Rev. Arthur Benjamin Cotton, and Colonel Robert Champion Streatfeild, the executors, the value of the personal estate amounting to over .614,000. The testator makes some bequests in favour of his wife, his mother, and his executors; his freehold estate at Chigwell, Essex, at Canterbury and Westerham, Kent, and the residue of his real estate, he leaves to his wife for life or so long as she shall remain unmarried, and then he settles the same on his son Thomas. The residue of his personal estate he leaves upon trust for his wife so long as she shall remain unmarried, and then for all his children (except the child who shall succeed to his real estate) in equal shares. The will and four codicils of Mr. Richard Stocker, late of ’29, Upper Montagu-street, Montagu-square, surgeon, who died on Feb. 25th last, have been proved by Mr. John Sherwood Stocker, the son, and Mr. Thomas Dence, the executors, the value of the personal estate amounting to upwards of .67000. With the exception of a complimentary legacy to his executor, Mr. Dence, the only legatees under the will are the testator’s sons, Richard Charles Southby Stocker and John Sherwood Stocker. The will of Thomas Spencer Cobbold, M.D., of 74, Ports- down-road, Paddington, who died on March 20th last, was proved on April 19th by Charles Spencer Waller Cobbold, M.D., the son, and Mr. John Henry Hortin, the executors, the value of the personal estate amounting to over .612,000. The testator gives his leasehold residence with the furniture and effects and S100 to his wife, Mrs. Frances Philippa Cobbold; his microscopic cabinet of entozoa to his said son; all his books on helminthology to the Linnsean Society of London, Burlington House, for the library; and pecuniary and specific legacies to children and others. The residue of his property he leaves to his wife. The will of John Storrar, M.D., formerly of 113, Ladbroke- grove, but late of Stratheden House, Blackheath, who died on March 10th last, was proved on April 13th by Mrs. Helen Storrar, and Mr. Robert Storrar, the brother, the executors, the value of the personal estate amounting to over .64000. There are bequests to his brother, James Russell Storrar, and his wife, and to his late wife’s niece ; and the residue of his property he gives to his said brother Robert. The following legacies have recently been left to hospitals and other charitable institutions:-Mrs. Frances Acton, of 106, Elgin-crescent, Notting-hill, X500 to the Royal Hospital for Incurables, West-hill, Putney.-Mr. Edward Cohen, of 111, Harley-street, Cavendish-square, and of Windermere, Westmoreland, X200 to the Middlesex Hospital, Charles- street, and X100 each to St. Mary’s Hospital, Paddington, and University Hospital, Gower-street.-Mr. Richard Henry Vade Walpole, formerly of Upper Brook-street, Grosvenor- square, but late of Suffolk Hall, Cheltenham, whose personal estate amounts to over .6185,000, X200 to the Royal Hospital for Incurables, West-hill, Putney; 100 each to the Cancer Hospital, Brompton, St. Mark’s Hospital, City-road, the Fever Hospital, Pelley, Leckhampton, Cheltenham, and the Metropolitan Free Hospital, Spitalfields ; and the whole of the large residue of his personal estate in equal shares to the Westminster Hospital, Broad Sanctuary, Charing-cross Hospital, King’s College Hospital, Portugal-street, St. Mary’s Hospital, Paddington, the London Hospital, Whitechapel, the Royal Free Hospital, Gray’s-inn-road, the London Fever Hospital, Liverpool-road, the City of London Hospital for Diseases of the Chest, Victoria-park, the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital, the Cheltenham Hospital and General Dispensary, the Great Yarmouth Hospital, and the British and Foreign Sailors’ Home, Great Yarmouth.-Dame Anna Maria Hare-Clarges, of the Crystal Palace Hotel, Norwood, .8600 each to the Royal Hospital for Incurables, Putney, and the Taunton Hospital or Infirmary, Somersetshire.- Mr. Arthur Blewert Bryer, of 7, Kennington-park-road, £200 to the Royal South London Dispensary for the Relief of the Sick Poor.-Mr. Foster Connor, of Lea Court, Bangor, co. Down, and of the Linen Hall, Belfast, .6500 to the Belfast Royal Hospital.—Mr. Samuel Ellis, of 28, Gracechurch-street, tea merchant and grocer, .6100 to the Yeatman Hospital, Sherborne.-Mr. Charles George Johnson Da Silva, of Bride- lane, Fleet-street, merchant and medicine dealer, and of Burntwood, Wandsworth-common, such part of the residue of his personal property as may by law be applied for charitable purposes, to the Royal Medical Benevolent College, to found three exhibitions of X50 per annum each, tenable for three years, for boys educated at the College and proceeding to the universities, and to pay S20 per annum each to twenty-six poor pensioners of the said college.-Mr. Alfred Burges, late of Worthing, £3500 to such charitable institutions or societies, and in such shares, as his trustees in their absolute discretion shall think fit.-Miss Elizabeth Lancaster, of Stanmer House, Suffolk Lawn, Cheltenham, X250 each to the Cheltenham General Hospital and Dispensary, the Cheltenham Samaritan Fund and Dispensary, a branch of the said Hospital, the Scarlet Fever Ward or branch of the Delancy Hospital, and the Small-pox Ward or branch of the said H Hospital.—Mr. Thomas James Stallard-Penoyre, late of 54, Wilbury-road, Hove, .650 to the Cancer Hospital, Brompton. Public Health and Poor Law. LOCAL GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENT. REPORTS OF MEDICAL OFFICERS OF HEALTH. Milton Rural District.-Dr. Sutton explains the value of the infectious hospital which was jointly erected by this authority and the Sittingbourne Local Board of Health, a sudden outbreak of small-pox having been checked by it, in addition to its having been found useful in other diseases. Rainham has stood in need of much amelioration, the report on this place taking note of polluted drinking-water, offensive closets, defective drainage, overflowing cesspools, and insanitary slaughter-houses. All these conditions are, according to the report, remedied. We trust the remedies are permanent, and not merely of a temporary sort. The death-rate for 1885 was low-namely, 13’1 per 1000. Jarrow Urban District.-The great depression of trade which has been so peculiarly felt in Jarrow has not, accord- ing to Dr. Munro, producea any appreciable effect on the death-rate for last year, that rate standing at 22 1 per 1000 as opposed to 23’4 during the previous two years. The zymotic rate was high, reaching 44 per 10,000 of the popula-

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WILLS OF MEDICAL MEN.

THE will of Mr. John Cooper Forster, formerly Presidentof the Royal College of Surgeons, late of 29, Upper Grosvenor-etreet, who died on March 2nd last, was proved on the13th ult. by Mr. Stuart Forster, the son, and Mr. ArthurEdgell Eastwood, the executors, the value of the personalestate exceeding .625,000. The testator bequeaths to hiswife, Mrs. Adela Forster, his furniture, books, pictures,plate, jewellery, and effects; and there are some legaciesand annuities to servants charged on his real estate. Allhis freehold and copyhold property he leaves to his wife forlife, and then to his said son. The residue of the personaltyis to be held upon trust for his wife for life, and at herdeath as to one-fifth for his granddaughters, Undine andElsa Emily Dixon, one-fifth for his danghter, Mrs. JessieTamplin, and three-fifths for his daughters, Rose and AnnaForster.The will and codicil of Mr. George Ord, retired surgeon,

of Brixton-hill, Surrey, were proved on April 20th byMr. William Miller Ord, physician, and Mr. George RiceOrd, surgeon, the sons, the executors, the value of thepersonal estate amounting to over .624,000. The testatorleaves three-fifths of his real and personal estate to his son,William Miller, and two-fifths to his son, George Rice.The will and four codicils of Mr. Francis Burdet Courtenay,

surgeon, of 2, Chandos-street, Cavendish-square, who diedon March 15th last, were proved on the 3rd inst. by Mrs.Frances Maria Lambert, Mr. Francis Hoare, and Mr. EdwardHorseman Bailey, the executors, the value of the personalestate amounting to over .616,000. The testator bequeathslegacies to his daughter, grandchildren, a servant, andothers. The residue of his property he leaves upon trustfor his daughter, Mrs. Lambert, for life, and then for her.children or more remote issue as she shall appoint.The will of John Fremlyn Streatfeild, F.R.C.S., late of

15, Upper Brook-street, who died on March 18th last, wasproved on the 3rd inst. by Mrs. Georgiana Maria Streatfeild,the widow, the Rev. Arthur Benjamin Cotton, and ColonelRobert Champion Streatfeild, the executors, the value of thepersonal estate amounting to over .614,000. The testatormakes some bequests in favour of his wife, his mother, andhis executors; his freehold estate at Chigwell, Essex, atCanterbury and Westerham, Kent, and the residue of hisreal estate, he leaves to his wife for life or so long as sheshall remain unmarried, and then he settles the same on hisson Thomas. The residue of his personal estate he leavesupon trust for his wife so long as she shall remain unmarried,and then for all his children (except the child who shallsucceed to his real estate) in equal shares.The will and four codicils of Mr. Richard Stocker, late of

’29, Upper Montagu-street, Montagu-square, surgeon, whodied on Feb. 25th last, have been proved by Mr. JohnSherwood Stocker, the son, and Mr. Thomas Dence, theexecutors, the value of the personal estate amounting toupwards of .67000. With the exception of a complimentarylegacy to his executor, Mr. Dence, the only legatees underthe will are the testator’s sons, Richard Charles SouthbyStocker and John Sherwood Stocker.The will of Thomas Spencer Cobbold, M.D., of 74, Ports-

down-road, Paddington, who died on March 20th last, wasproved on April 19th by Charles Spencer Waller Cobbold,M.D., the son, and Mr. John Henry Hortin, the executors,the value of the personal estate amounting to over .612,000.The testator gives his leasehold residence with the furnitureand effects and S100 to his wife, Mrs. Frances PhilippaCobbold; his microscopic cabinet of entozoa to his said son;all his books on helminthology to the Linnsean Society ofLondon, Burlington House, for the library; and pecuniaryand specific legacies to children and others. The residue ofhis property he leaves to his wife.The will of John Storrar, M.D., formerly of 113, Ladbroke-

grove, but late of Stratheden House, Blackheath, who diedon March 10th last, was proved on April 13th by Mrs.Helen Storrar, and Mr. Robert Storrar, the brother, theexecutors, the value of the personal estate amounting toover .64000. There are bequests to his brother, JamesRussell Storrar, and his wife, and to his late wife’s niece ;and the residue of his property he gives to his said brotherRobert.

The following legacies have recently been left to hospitalsand other charitable institutions:-Mrs. Frances Acton, of106, Elgin-crescent, Notting-hill, X500 to the Royal Hospitalfor Incurables, West-hill, Putney.-Mr. Edward Cohen, of111, Harley-street, Cavendish-square, and of Windermere,Westmoreland, X200 to the Middlesex Hospital, Charles-street, and X100 each to St. Mary’s Hospital, Paddington,and University Hospital, Gower-street.-Mr. Richard HenryVade Walpole, formerly of Upper Brook-street, Grosvenor-square, but late of Suffolk Hall, Cheltenham, whose personalestate amounts to over .6185,000, X200 to the Royal Hospitalfor Incurables, West-hill, Putney; 100 each to the CancerHospital, Brompton, St. Mark’s Hospital, City-road, theFever Hospital, Pelley, Leckhampton, Cheltenham, and theMetropolitan Free Hospital, Spitalfields ; and the whole ofthe large residue of his personal estate in equal shares tothe Westminster Hospital, Broad Sanctuary, Charing-crossHospital, King’s College Hospital, Portugal-street, St. Mary’sHospital, Paddington, the London Hospital, Whitechapel,the Royal Free Hospital, Gray’s-inn-road, the London FeverHospital, Liverpool-road, the City of London Hospital forDiseases of the Chest, Victoria-park, the Norfolk andNorwich Hospital, the Cheltenham Hospital and GeneralDispensary, the Great Yarmouth Hospital, and the Britishand Foreign Sailors’ Home, Great Yarmouth.-Dame AnnaMaria Hare-Clarges, of the Crystal Palace Hotel, Norwood,.8600 each to the Royal Hospital for Incurables, Putney,and the Taunton Hospital or Infirmary, Somersetshire.-Mr. Arthur Blewert Bryer, of 7, Kennington-park-road,£200 to the Royal South London Dispensary for the Reliefof the Sick Poor.-Mr. Foster Connor, of Lea Court, Bangor,co. Down, and of the Linen Hall, Belfast, .6500 to the BelfastRoyal Hospital.—Mr. Samuel Ellis, of 28, Gracechurch-street,tea merchant and grocer, .6100 to the Yeatman Hospital,Sherborne.-Mr. Charles George Johnson Da Silva, of Bride-lane, Fleet-street, merchant and medicine dealer, and of

Burntwood, Wandsworth-common, such part of the residueof his personal property as may by law be applied forcharitable purposes, to the Royal Medical BenevolentCollege, to found three exhibitions of X50 per annum each,tenable for three years, for boys educated at the Collegeand proceeding to the universities, and to pay S20 perannum each to twenty-six poor pensioners of the saidcollege.-Mr. Alfred Burges, late of Worthing, £3500 to suchcharitable institutions or societies, and in such shares, as histrustees in their absolute discretion shall think fit.-MissElizabeth Lancaster, of Stanmer House, Suffolk Lawn,Cheltenham, X250 each to the Cheltenham General Hospitaland Dispensary, the Cheltenham Samaritan Fund andDispensary, a branch of the said Hospital, the Scarlet FeverWard or branch of the Delancy Hospital, and the Small-poxWard or branch of the said H Hospital.—Mr. Thomas JamesStallard-Penoyre, late of 54, Wilbury-road, Hove, .650 tothe Cancer Hospital, Brompton.

Public Health and Poor Law.LOCAL GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENT.

REPORTS OF MEDICAL OFFICERS OF HEALTH.

Milton Rural District.-Dr. Sutton explains the value ofthe infectious hospital which was jointly erected by thisauthority and the Sittingbourne Local Board of Health, asudden outbreak of small-pox having been checked by it,in addition to its having been found useful in other diseases.Rainham has stood in need of much amelioration, the reporton this place taking note of polluted drinking-water,offensive closets, defective drainage, overflowing cesspools,and insanitary slaughter-houses. All these conditions are,

according to the report, remedied. We trust the remediesare permanent, and not merely of a temporary sort. Thedeath-rate for 1885 was low-namely, 13’1 per 1000.Jarrow Urban District.-The great depression of trade

which has been so peculiarly felt in Jarrow has not, accord-ing to Dr. Munro, producea any appreciable effect on thedeath-rate for last year, that rate standing at 22 1 per 1000as opposed to 23’4 during the previous two years. Thezymotic rate was high, reaching 44 per 10,000 of the popula-