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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills (B)
Mary Baird



Will of Mary Baird
from Newfoundland will books volume 11 page 563 probate year 1921

In re Mary Baird       deceased

This is the last will and testament of me, Mary Baird of St. John's in the Island of Newfoundland, Spinster.

  1. I revoke all wills heretofore by Me Made.

  2. I appoint John C. Hepburn of St. John's, Merchant, Executor of this My last will and testament.

  3. I give, devise and bequeath to my said Executor
    $500.00 Newfoundland 6 ½ per cent Government Debentures,
    $1000.00 Newfoundland 4 per cent Government Debentures,
    $800.00 Carbonear Water Company Stock,
    $1200.00 stock in the Angel Engineering Company and
    $240.00 stock in the Newfoundland Boot & Shoe Company,
    Upon Trust, to sell and dispose of the same and out of the proceeds arising from the sale of the said stocks to pay the following legacies: -

    1. To Katie, Robert and Fred Firth, children of my deceased sister, Maggie Firth, the sum of one hundred and fifty dollars each.

    2. To Kitty Baird & Jean Ayre daughters of my brother John Baird, the sum of two hundred dollars, that is to say one hundred dollars each.

    3. To Marie Skinner and Walter Sclater, children of my sister Annie Sclater, the sum of two hundred dollars each.

    4. To Mary Hepburn and Sclater Ellis, children of my sister, Isabella Ellis, the sum of three hundred dollars each.

    5. To my sisters, Jessie Sclater and Selina Hepburn, the sum of seven hundred and fifty dollars each.

    6. Touching the fund provided under Section ninth of the Will of my mother, Margaret Baird, in which I have a life interest and from which I derive an annual income of 50 pounds, and with respect to which, under Section twelfth of the said Will of Margaret Baird, I have power of appointment, it is my wish and desire that this portion of the Estate of the said Margaret Baird shall be divided into five parts and after payment of all necessary expenses incident to the said division, to be distributed as follows: -

      1. To the children of my sister, Maggie Firth, one-fifth part, share and share alike.

      2. To the children of my sister, Annie Sclater, one-fifth part, share and share alike.

      3. To the children of my sister, Isabella Ellis, one-fifth part, share and share alike.

      4. (There was no D)

      5. To my sister Jessie Sclater one-fifth part.

      6. To my sister Selina Hepburn one-fifth part.

  4. (?) All the rest, residue and remainder of my said Estate I bequeath to my sisters, Jessie Sclater and Selina Hepburn share and share alike.

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand at St. John's, this 2nd day of November, A.D. 1920.    MARY BAIRD.    Signed published and declared by the Testatrix as and for her last will and testament, in the presence of us, who in her presence and in the presence of each other and at her request have hereunto set our names as witnesses     Lilla Mews.     J.A.W.W.McNeily.

William F. Lloyd
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland.

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Fiat Jan 7/21
Horwood C.J.
Probate granted
to John E. Sullivan
Jan 7/21
Estate sworn
at $3438.12.



Note: The wills in those will books are NOT actual wills. They are hand-written copies of a, "last will and testament," written by the court clerk, after the death of the testator, when the executor presented them to the court for probate. The court clerk didn't list the signatures at the bottom, he (or she) just put them in the book in whatever order they were in, on the original document, no spacing most of the time, no punctuation. The originals were kept by the executor.

We who have typed these wills, have made every effort to include all the errors that were on the microfilm, in order to avoid destroying the integrity of the originals, where ever they may be.

This page contributed by Judy Benson, Wendy Weller and Ivy Benoit
REVISED BY: Ivy F. Benoit April 24, 2002

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