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By Nicola Gauld

On This Day, 30 July 1917

On 30, Jul 2017 | In On This Day | By Nicola Gauld

Birmingham Mail

Monday 30 July 1917



Sir Henry Arthur Wiggin, of Walton Hall, Eccleshall, a partner in the firm of Henry and Co., metal rollers, Birmingham, and connected with various commercial enterprises in Birmingham, whose death occurred on May 2, left estate in the United Kingdom valued at £142,557. Testator left £8.000 to his daughter, Elinor Mary Salt, in trust; £100 to his son-in-law, Sir Thomas Anderson Salt; to his daughter, Margaret Annie, £500 a year during the life or widowhood his wife, and then £2,000 and £12,000 in trust for her; £25 each to his brothers and sisters; £250 to his wife, for servants, and the following legacies to people in his employ, if serving;—£1,000 to William Henry Stephens; £50 to John Williamson and Charles Scott; £60 to William Bond, and £40 to Thomas Low. Testator made the following charitable bequests; £100 each to the Birmingham and Midland General Hospital for Children, the Birmingham General Hospital, the Staffordshire General Infirmary, the trustees of the Church of England School Chebsey, but if it has become a provided school, then to the Vicar and churchwardens of Chebsey for parish purposes, and the Certified Industrial School for Boys, Harborne. His private bequests were, to his wife, furniture, etc., to the value of £500 and £2,000 annuity; £100 each to his grandchildren; Walton Hall estate and the residue of his property left in trust for his son for three years from the date of his death, and then for him absolutely if alive; if dead, then follow the Harborne settled property.