LORD STRATHCONA'S WILL
ESTATE OF FIVE AND A-HALF MILLIONS. (FflOM OUR OWN COnr.ESPONDEtIT.) LONDON, 4th June. The late Lord Strathcona left personal estate of the value of over 4i millions. The value of the real estate is not yet known, but as the duty paid to the Exchequer is £837,838, this at 15 per cent, points to a capital value of £5,585,586. His will is proved in Scottish form. It is interesting to note that his holding in the Hudson Bay Company is valued for probate at £248,167, being 20,300 £1 ordinary shares, valued at £10 each, and 3120 £5 preference shares valued at £45,167. His holding in tho Anglo-Persian Oil Company amounts to £61,250, and in addition moneys on loan with that company amounting to £25,201. His holding in Baring Bros, and Co. amounts to £44,500. Household effects at Grosvenor Square are valued at £26,356, but of , this sum £16,228 is the value of pictures which are exempt from duty, leaving a sum of £10,128 as the value of the household effects there chargeable with duty. His principal holdings in concerns operating in Canada and the United States are : Great Northern Railway of the United States, 6,606,340 dollars ; Canadian Pacific Railway, 4,112,803 dqllars ; Northern Pacinc Railway, 3,380,328 dollars ; Bank of Montreal, 645,652 dollars ; Laiirentine Company, 466,071 dollars; Dominion Steel Corporation, 400,522 dollars. BEQUESTS TO INSTITUTIONS. The principal are : — Royal Victoria College for Women, Montreal, £200,000 ; Royal Victoria Hospital, Montreal, £100,000 ; Yale University (in recognition of the great benefits received by him through investments in the United States), £100,000; Queen's University, Kingston, Canada, £20,000 ; The Principal, Church of Canada Presbyterian College, Montreal, £12,000; the Church of Scotland Aged and Infirm Ministers' Fund, £10,000; Leanchoil Cottage Hospital, Forres, £10,000; St. John's College, Cambridge, £10,000; University of Aberdeen (for a Chair of Agriculture), £5000; the Right Hon. John Burns for a. home for some 50 lepers in the United Kingdom, nolle of the sum to be expended upon lepers coming into the Kingdom, £5000 ; University College Hospital, London, £2000 ; Middlesex Hospital, £2000 ; National hospital for the Paralysed and Epileptic, £2000 j Queen Alexandra Extension Home and Hospital for Incurables, Streatham, £2000. His bequests to relatives and friends include : — Lady Strathcona, with remainder to follow the title, so as to provide for the suitable maintenance of its dignity, his Scottish estate, and £500,000; James Hardisty Smith, of Montreal, under trust, all his lands and buildings in Picton, Nova Scotia, and £25,0U0 ; his nieces, Margaret M. Smith, of Edinburgh, and Eliza Jane Grant, to each £20,000 ; James Hardisty Smith, a further sum of £5000 ; Sir Thomas Barlow, £2100 ; Dr. Pasteur, £1050 ; W. L. Griffith, Secretary to the High Commissioner for Canada, J31000 ; J. G. Colmer, for many years' valuable assistance, £1000; William and James Gar son. Writers to the Signet, of Edinburgh, to each £1000 ; Principal Adam Smith, of Edinburgh -University, £1000; his godchildren, the son of Mr. Arthur Jameson, and daughter of Sir Peter Stewart Bam, to each £1000; Rupert, son of Lord Lichfield, £1000 ; Neil, &oh of Sir James M'Gregor, £1000; Principal William Peterson, of M'Gill University, Montreal, £1000.
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LORD STRATHCONA'S WILL, Evening Post, Volume LXXXVIII, Issue 14, 16 July 1914
LORD STRATHCONA'S WILL Evening Post, Volume LXXXVIII, Issue 14, 16 July 1914
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