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Testament of Ella Balleine née Benest, Montrose, Samares, Clement. Dated 6 December 1939. Includes a separate booklet detailing specific bequests to people of furniture, silver and jewellery. Remainder of jewellery to the Poor Clergy Relief Corporation and the Church of England Waifs & Strays Society in equal shares. Bequeaths to the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts, Westminster £500; to the Society for the Promotion of Christian Knowledge £500; to the Church Army for the Fresh Air Holiday Fund, London £500; to the Clergy Orphans Association £500; to the Church of England Incorporated Society for providing homes for waifs and strays, London, £250; to the Poor Clergy Relief Corporation, London, £500; to the Clergy Widow's Fund Westminster £1000; to the Royal Cancer Free Hospital, London £250; to the Hostel of St Luke, Clergy Nursing Home £250; to The Jersey Blind Society £100; to Brig-y-Don £100; to the Home for Infirm & Aged Women £100; to St Dunstan's Home for Blinded Sailors, Soldiers & Airmen £200; to The Royal Westminster Opthalmic Hospital £250; to Dr Barnardos Homes £250; to the Ex- Service Welfare Society, London £250; to The National Society for the Blind £250; to the Constable, Rector and Churchwardens of St Clement £300 to place a stained window in the Parish Church in memory of her husband and £200 for the upkeep of her burial plot and for the benefit of the poor of the parish. Residue of personal estate: 1/3 to the Church Army; 1/3 to the Poor Clergy Relief Fund; 1/6 to the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel, 1/18 to the Church of England Incorporated Society for providing homes for waifs and strays, 1 /18 to St Dunstans and 1/18 to the Ex-Welfare Society.
|Date||April 6th 1940|
|Names||Society for the Propagation of the Gospel|
Poor Clergy Relief Fund
National Society for the Blind
Ex- Service Welfare Society, London
Dr Barnardos Homes
Royal Westminster Opthalmic Hospital
St Dunstan's Home for Blinded Sailors, Soldiers and Airmen
Brig-Y-Don Children's Convalescent Home
Jersey Blind Society
Hostel of St Luke, Clergy Nursing Home
Royal Cancer Free Hospital, London
Clergy Widow's Fund
Church Army for the Fresh Air Holiday Fund, London
Society for the Promotion of Christian Knowledge
Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts, Westminster
Church of England Waifs and Strays Society
Poor Clergy Relief Corporation
Balleine, Ella, née Benest
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