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Source: Bell's Weekly Messenger, No.1828, Sunday, April 10, 1831

Will of Thomas Hope

The will of the late Thomas Hope, Esq. of Mansfield street, has been proved by his brother, P. H. Hope, Esq., and Jeremiah Harman, Esq. to each of whom is left a legacy of 1,000l. The collection of Italian pictures, articles of vertu, and the furniture, together with the house in Mansfield street, are left to the eldest son, who is likewise residuary legatee. To his widow is left 1,000l. in money, to be paid immediately, an annuity of 1,000l. a-year, in addition to the lady's marriage settlement of 3,000l. a-year; and during her life the fine mansion (the wines given), and the furniture, at Deepdene, near Dorking. Large legacies are left to his other children, and many of his friends are also remembered in his will, especially the Rev. Wm. Harness, son of his friend Dr. Harness, to whom he has left 500l. Probate is granted for 180,000l. personal property. The gallery in Duchess street, appended to Mr. Hope's house, in which his Italian pictures are deposited, was built by his brother, Mr. P. H. Hope; and the splendid assemblage of pictures by the Dutch and Flemish masters, which are mingles with the Italian school, are the property of Mr. P. H. Hope, by whom they were collected.