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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
William Abbott


Will of William Abbott
from Newfoundland will books volume 7 pages 144-145 probate year 1902

Last Will and Testament of
William Abbott of St. John's
Telegraph Line Repairer, deceased.

      This is the last will and Testament of me William Abbott of St. John's Telegraph line repairer After the payment of all my just debts and Testamentary expenses I give devise and bequeath as follows.
1. To my wife Esther Abbott the sum of four hundred dollars and my household furniture.
2. To my brother Patrick Abbott the sum of one hundred dollars.
3. To my sister Ellen Lawlor the sum of Fifty dollars.
4. To my executors hereinafter named the sum of Forty dollars for a high mass for the repose of my soul.
5. To the Rev. William Jackman the sum of sixty dollars for masses for the repose of my soul.
6. To my nephew William Abbott son of Michael Abbott my watch.
7. To my nephew Harold Abbott son of Michael Abbott my gun.
8. To my wife Esther Abbott my dwelling house during her lifetime and after her death it is to go to my friend James Sage, should he survive her.
9. I desire my executors hereinafter named to erect a monument to my late father and mothers memory who are buried at Topsail, also one to myself.
10. The rest and residue of my estate to my son Michael Abbott. I appoint my son Michael Abbott and my friend James Sage executors of this my will.
Dated at St. John's this 23rd day of September 1901. (Sgd) William x Abbott. Signed by the said Testator as and for his last will and Testament in the presence of us who in his presence and at his request and in the presence of each other have affixed our signatures as witnesses. The same having been first read over and explained. (Sgd) J. Fergus Donnelly (sgd) George T. Carty

      I certify the foregoing to be a correct copy of the last will and Testament of William Abbott deceased

D. M. Browning

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
D. Morison
granted on
the 15th day
of March
1902 to
Michl L. Abbott
one of the exors
(the other Exor
James Sage
having duly
value of
Est. $1345.00



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