The Bankes Bequest - Copy of Ralph Bankes Will obtained
We decided that, for our own satisfaction and to clarify the situation
once and for all, we needed to see the original wording of the Bankes Bequest by
which Studland passed to the trusteeship of the National Trust. Accordingly a copy of Ralph Bankes Will
was ordered at a cost of £2 which was
met from SUN funds.
The relevant extracts were later studied in
by Barrister John Hobson.
The will is published here. Page 4 relates to the
National Trust. Read what the National Trust have to say about the Bankes
|Cover - 99kb
||Page 1 - 147kb
||Page 2 - 116kb
|Page 3 - 126kb
||Page 4 - 104kb
(the National Trust bit!)