WASHINGTON — Former New York Gov. W. Averell Harriman left the bulk of his wealth to his widow, Pamela Digby Harriman, a will filed in a northern Virginia county showed today. Harriman is the mother of Winston Spencer Churchill II.
Averell Harriman, heir to one of the nation's largest family fortunes, did not disclose the value of his estate in the will. The 50-page document, written Sept. 12, 1984, and updated Aug. 7, 1985, was filed in Loudoun County Circuit Court on Aug. 8.
He owned a 60-acre estate, known as Willow Oaks, in Loudoun County horse and fox hunt country. He bequeathed to his wife all of his real estate, including homes in Yorktown Heights, N.Y., Sun Valley, Ida., and Washington's Georgetown section.
Harriman's first husband was Randolph Churchill, son of the former prime minister. After their divorce she was married to Leland Hayward, actor's agent. She and Harriman were married in 1971 after his second wife died. She is 66.