I, Robert McKenzie Cross, Naturalist, residing at West Cottage, Balgrochan, Torrance, Glasgow, do hereby bequeath my whole
moveable estate to my three sisters Elizabeth, Jane and Agnes in equal sum or portions to each. In the event of the decease
of any of them their share to be equally divided to their respective daughters. I appoint as Executors with full power to
administer and grant discharges William Paterson Cross, Teacher of Music, 8 Brougham Street, Greenock and James McLelland,
Inspector of poor, Parish of Cadder and joint Agent, Commercial Bank, Bishopbriggs, Glasgow. I assign to my Executors the
sum of Twenty Pounds each in the event of their discharging that office. Written by my own hand on this the first day of January
1906 ( Signed ) Robert McKenzie Cross.
In 1911, at the time of Robert Cross's death, only his sister Elizabeth Cross ( Mrs Thomas McLelland ) survived. There were
surviving daughters of Jane Cross ( Mrs William Morrison ) and Agnes ( Mrs Archibald Buchanan ).
William Paterson Cross - Robert's brother - was ill at the time of Robert's death - and himself died later in 1911.
The Inventory of the Estate of Robert Cross was valued at £1419:8s:2d. There were a number of Bank Account deposits, and
mention of an annuity payable under Annuity No 17.729 of the National Debt Office. The value of this annuity was £40 per year.
This was by way of the Nation's small recognition for the work of Robert Cross as a botantical explorer attached to Kew Gardens
for nearly 30 years.