15 JULY 1995, Page 19

Will of the week

Miss Marjorie PUREY-CUST, of Blenheim Lodge, North Road, Mine- head, Somerset, Peggy Purey-Cust, the childhood neighbour of John Betjeman, and known to lovers of Betjeman's poet- ry through his autobiographical volume Summoned by Bells, which recalled his Highgate upbringing and described Peggy as 'my first and purest love', died on 22nd March last, aged 89, leaving estate valued at £627,993 gross, £625,018 net. She left £7,000 to the Fairbridge Society, in memory of her great-grandfather John Hepburn, pio- neer of Smeaton, Victoria, Australia, £5,000 to the Parish of Minehead, for parochial purposes, £2,000 to the Mis- sion to Seamen, and £1,000 to the Poor Clergy Relief Corporation.