The will (dated April 25, 1876), with a codicil (dated Nov. 15 following), of Dr. Samuel Gurney, J.P., late of No. 20, Hanover-terrace, Regent's Park, who died on April 4 last at Tunbridge Wells, was proved on the 14th ult. by Mrs. Ellen Gurney, the widow, and Henry Gurney, the nephew, the acting executors, the value of the personal estate exceeding £10,000. The testator leaves £300 to his wife, and the residue of his real and personal estate upon trust for her for life; at her decease, he bequeaths £500 to the treasurer of the Society of Friends, upon trust, to apply £5 per annum in keeping up the burial-ground belonging to that body at Bromley, and the remaining income among such charities as he shall deem fit, and he mentions, in particular, Ackworth and Croydon Schools;—£50 each to the Bible Society; the Hospital for Diseases of the Skin, Stamford-street, Blackfriars; Poplar Hospital, the Public Drinking Fountains Association, the British and Foreign School Society, the London City Mission, the London Hospital; the Nursing Sisters' Institution, Devonshire-square; the Young Men's Christian Association, Aldersgate-street ; the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, the Anti-Slavery Society, and the Aborigines Protection Society;—and legacies to his brother-in-law, Thomas Fowell Buxton, his sisters, nephews, and nieces. The ultimate residue he gives to his nephew, Henry Gurney. The deceased was formerly one of the partners in the firm of Overend, Gurney, and Co., and was M.P. for Penryn and Falmouth in the Liberal interest from 1857 to 1868.
Source: The Illustrated London News, No.2254—Vol. LXXXI, Saturday, July 15, 1882, p.74