The will (dated Oct. 14, 1878), with a codicil (dated Feb. 1, 1882), of Colonel Sir Richard Thomas Gilpin, Bart., J.P., D.L., late of Hockliffe Grange, Bedfordshire, who died on April 8 last, was proved on the 9th ult. by Richard Septimus Wilkinson and John Hunter, the executors, the personal estate exceeding £4000. The testator bequeaths the gold cup presented to him by his friends and neighbours on his retirement from the representation of the county of Bedford in the House of Commons, for which place he had sat as member for nearly thirty years, to the Bedfordshire Regiment of Militia, in remembrance of the long connection of himself and father with the regiment, which extended over nearly one hundred years; and numerous legacies and memorial gifts to relatives, friends, and others. The residue of his estate he leaves to his niece, Emma Frances Wood. Captain Meux Smith, the testator's nephew, succeeds to the family estates.
Source: The Illustrated London News, July 1, 1882, p.28