Livein housekeeper tried to marry millionaire on his deathbed to keep his

Despite barely speaking enough English to communicate, she says the former waitress tried to tie the knot with Mr Williams in hospital, only for the pensioner to send her and the registrar packing.Representing the daughter, barrister Barry Coulter said Miss Bok had “sought to marry” Mr Williams as he lay gravely ill in hospital, going as far as calling in a registrar to perform the ceremony. A live-in houskeeper tried to marry a millionaire on his deathbed in a bid to keep his fortune, a court heard – and then changed the locks on his home after his death to keep it from his children.Bok Soon Song, 72, is at the centre of a court battle over the estate of John Williams. She claims she was more than his carer, and insisted they were a loving couple.But Central London County Court heard 66-year-old Mr Williams died intestate – without making a valid will – and so his fortune would normally be split between his three children, Deborah John-Woodruffe and her brothers, David and Andrew Williams.After his death from bowel cancer in 2016, Miss Bok changed the locks on his Kensal Rise home and began a claim to over £500,000 from his £1m-plus fortune.Mrs John-Woodruffe, however, claims Miss Bok was nothing more than a “live-in housekeeper” who took advantage of her dying dad. The £1m house in Chamberlayne Road where Bok Soon Song claims to have lived as a couple with John Williams Deborah John-Woodruffe The court heard Miss Bok moved to the UK from South Korea in 1983 and worked as a waitress, and later as a manager, in restaurants.She met Korean food lover and engineer Mr Williams in the early 1990s through mutual friends and, she claims, began a long-term relationship with him.Although Miss Bok is suing all three siblings, only Mrs John-Woodruffe is represented by lawyers and she is the one party seeking Miss Bok’s removal from the property.The hearing continues. “Mrs John-Woodruffe’s case is that no part in this was played by the deceased and, when the wedding party arrived, he sent them on their way,” he told Judge Marc Dight. Deborah John-WoodruffeCredit:Paul Keogh Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. The £1m house in Chamberlayne Road where Bok Soon Song claims to have lived as a couple with John WilliamsCredit:Paul Keogh