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The will (dated April 24, 1877), with a codicil (dated Aug. 2, 1879), of Mr. John Elton Mervin Prower, formerly of Purton House, Wilts, but late of No. 9, Ashburn-place, South Kensington, who died on May 12 last, was proved on the 4th ult. by Mrs. Harriet Prower, the widow, and John Elton Prower, the son, the acting executors, the value of the personal estate being over 44,000. The testator, after confirming the settlement made on his wife at their marriage, leaves to her all his furniture, plate, and household effects at 9, Ashburn-place; a sum of 5000 is also to be held upon trust for her for life, and then for his children; to his son Nelson 12,000; to his daughters, Maude, Marian, and Beatrice, 6000 each; and, upon trust for them, his house called "Sissels" at Purton, with the furniture and effects; and the residue of his real and personal estate to his eldest son, John Elton.

Source: The Illustrated London News, No.2258—Vol. LXXXI, Saturday, August 12, 1882, p.184