Tag Archives: inheritance

Donna’s Dolls

Plot

Donna Davenport was trying to  track down some Victorian dolls that had been left to her in her Aunt Minnie’s will, but sold by unscrupulous relatives who had inherited everything else. Donna was convinced that her aunt had made a later will, and had hidden it in one of the dolls.

donnas-dolls

Notes

  • Art: Julio Bosch (Martin Puigagut?)

Appeared

  • Donna’s Dolls – Judy: #1475 (16 April 1988) – (?)

Sweet Melody

Plot

Debbie Johnson and her  seemingly sweet cousin, Melody, were staying with wealthy Great-Aunt Jane. By cunning tricks, Melody had succeeded in turning their aunt against Debbie, so that Great-Aunt Jane’s fortune would come to their side of the family. Then Debbie discovered what “sweet” Melody was really like — but none would take her word against Melody’s.

sweet-melody

Notes

  • Art: Oliver Passingham

Appeared

  • Sweet Melody –  Judy:  circa #1331(13 July 1985) – (?)

 

Malicious Molly

Plot:

Molly Woodstock, heiress to  Woodstock Hall, apparently did strange, malicious things which she never remembered afterwards. Then she discovered that her relatives, the Deans, had used a double to discredit her and get the Woodstock estate signed over to them. She switched places with the double, Annie—but the Deans, thinking she was Annie, told her they were going to kill her and use the real Molly in their plans from now on.

malicious molly

Notes:

Appeared:

  • Malicious Molly – Judy:   #920 (27 August 1977) – #929 (29 October 1977)

Rose Budd

Plot:

When fourteen-year-old Rose Budd came from Canada to visit her sick grandfather in England, in 1857, she found he had died, leaving everything to his servants, Mr and Mrs Jay, who believed there was gold hidden in the house. Rose also learned that Mr Reed, a neighbouring rose grower, wanted to buy Elm Lodge, as he believed her grandfather had been raising a new species of rose. Finding Rose in her grandfather’s study, Mrs Jay ordered her out of the house.

rose budd

Notes:

Appeared:

  • Rose Budd – Judy:   (?) – #892 (12 February 1977)

 

 

The House of a Hundred Eyes

Plot:

Melody King has been left a house by her Great  Aunt Ethelreda on condition that she also looks after the fifty stray cats that live there. Unfortunately, Mrs King is allergic to cats, so she and Melody are living in the summerhouse in the grounds, but a mysterious woman helps to care for the cats. Cousin Lawrence, who wants to turn the house into a club, is determined to turn out Melody and her mother. Melody is convinced that he is the cause of Mrs King losing her job in Mrs Baines’ shop.

house of hundred eyes

Notes:

Artist: John Woods

Appeared:

  • The House of a Hundred Eyes – Judy: circa 489 (24 May 1969) –  (?)

 

Spender Sue

Plot:

Sue Pollock, who lives in the town of Finscombe, inherits a fortune from the Honourable Fitzroy Pargetter, the town’s wealthiest man. But before she can inherit the money, Sue must spend half the fortune within a week. To make her task doubly difficult, Sue is not told the amount of money she must spend. So far, her attempts to spend money have ended with Sue making more money.

spender sue

Notes:

Appeared:

  • Spender Sue – Judy:  circa 452 (07 September 1968) – (?)

 

The Two Faces of Faye

Plot

Isobel Carter didn’t realise that on her sixteenth birthday she would inherit a large legacy if she still had an unblemished character. However, her greedy cousin Faye, who lived with the Carters, knew of the legacy and also that the money would come to her should Isobel fail to fulfil the conditions of the will. So Faye began a secret campaign to get her cousin disgraced.

Notes

  • Artist: Oliver Passingham

Appeared

  • The Two Faces of Faye – Judy: circa #1297 (17 November 1984) – #1304 (5 January 1985)

Anya at Ballet School / Big Top Ballet

Plot:

Anya Bergman, a young girl from a travelling fair, is a pupil at the exclusive Marovani School of Ballet. Gerda Nansen, a mean, spiteful girl, plays a nasty trick which leads to Anya being accused of stealing Gerda’s golden locket and chain. The chain is found in Anya’s locker—but the locket is still missing. Anya is forbidden to take part in any of the school activities until the Governors meet to discuss the matter of the missing locket and decide whether or not Anya is to be expelled.

Anya returns in Big Top Ballet  Anya’s ballet class moves in with the circus owned by Marta Bruk, Anya’s guardian, when their ballet school is partly damaged by fire. When Marta Bruk dies in an accident, Anya finds herself heir to the circus. But there is a snag—the circus attendance figures, marked on a graph, must remain above a certain number each week or Anya will lose the circus to someone whose identity is not disclosed to her. This person is really her Uncle Fedor, who is determined to get the circus at any price. By a trick, Fedor makes the High Fliers, the star act of the circus, walk out, and many of the audience stay away.

anya at ballet school

Notes:

Appeared:

  • Anya at Ballet School – Judy:  #63 (25 March 1961) – #93 (21 October 1961)
  • Reprinted –  Judy: #1073 (02 August 1980) – #1101 (14 February 1981)
  • Big Top Ballet – Judy: #130 (07 July 1962) – #146 (27 October 1962)

Other Appearances:

  • Anya at Ballet School – Judy Annual 1963

 

Dark Days for Dolly

Plot:

Orphan Dolly Leonard was happy to be taken in by the wealthy Mrs. Carstairs to live in Taltree Manor, but then Mrs. Carstairs had a stroke leaving her paralysed. When her relatives arrived, they discovered their aunt was leaving her estate to Dolly , on the condition that Dolly was still living there at the time of Mrs. Carstair’s death. They were determined to get rid of Dolly before this happened.

Dark Days for Dolly

Notes:

Appeared:

  • Dark Days for Dolly –  Bunty:   #1480 (24 May 1986) – #1492 (16 August 1986)

 

The Fortune Hunters

Plot

In the 1920s, Molly a young girl from New York, was hired to accompany 15 year old orphan Susan Latimer to meet her grandmother, Lady Windmarch, in Britain. But then another Susan Latimer appeared also claiming to be Lady Windmarch’s  granddaughter. Neither girl really cared for the old woman and actually caused her more distress with their squabbling and rivalry.

The Fortune Hunters

Notes

  • Art: Possibly Rodney Sutton (unconfirmed)

Appeared

  • The Fortune Hunters –  Bunty: (?) –  #1461 (11 Jan 1986)