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Source: The Illustrated London News, August 6, 1864, p.139
The will of Vice-Admiral Sir Arthur Fanshawe, K.C.B., was proved in the London Court on the 21st ult. The gallant Admiral died at his residence, Chester-terrace, Regent's Park, on the 14th of the previous month, having executed his will at Malta in 1858, and a codicil in 1861? at Stone Hall, Plymouth. These documents are entirely in his own handwriting. The executors nominated are John Wilson, Esq., his brother-in-law; Rear-Admiral Edward G. Fanshawe, and the Rev. Frederick Fanshawe, M.A., his nephews. The personalty was sworn under £30,000. There are numerous legacies and annuities left to members of his family, and to some personal friends, and also to some individuals in his service. His landed estates in Hampshire he has devised to his nephew and executor, Admiral Edward Gennys Fanshawe, and has bequeathed to the sons of his said nephew the residue of his personal estate equally between them. The following are the charitable bequests:—to the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge; the Church Missionary Society; Sailors' Home, Devonport; South Devon and East Cornwall Hospital, Plymouth; Royal Naval Female School, Isleworth; Royal Naval School, New-cross; and the Royal Naval Benevolent Society, each a legacy of £100.