FORREST REID’S WILL (IN PRONI) Will was made on 18 July 1943. He died 4 January 1947 at 15 Seaview, Warrenpoint. Lived at 13 Ormiston Gardens, Belfast Will probated Belfast 25 April 1947 [See also T/2121 Knox Cunningham deposit (MIC 45/1-2)] Three different net amounts recorded (two later ‘”corrections” one in 1950): £3,537/£5,163/£5,357 In today’s money (2006), the top figure ranges from £150,000 to £450,000 depending on which historic value you put on earlier sterling amounts. No mention of a house or the value of any asset, simply a grand total, gross and net. If c. £450,000 I think a house was likely involved. Around £200 of assets in England. Executor: William Stephen Gilbert, company director, of 25 Wandsworth Road, Belfast Bequests W.B. Baker - the limited edition of Apostate E.M. Forster - “My silver Owen Ramsay bowl” Knox Cunningham – “My own silver Owen Ramsay spoon and the series of famous trials” J. Stanley Prosser, Haddington Gardens [artist; I have a watercolour of his of boys on a beach!] – gramophone and records Robin Perry – typewriter J.N. Hart (Potters Bar) – “my Punch’s pocket book” J. Arthur Greeves – Oxford English dictionary R.J. Wright – “My picture of the Blue Boy” George Buchanan – Watt’s Ganymede Doreen Sheridan, Bangor – Giorgione’s Fete Champetre Stephen Gilbert is then left the remainder of the estate.