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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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William Thomas Baird
Will of William Thomas Baird
from Newfoundland will books volume 10 pages 370-371
probate year 1916
WILLIAM THOMAS BAIRD deceased.
I, William Thomas Baird of Twillingate in the Northern District of the Island
of Newfoundland, realizing the uncertainty of life and being of sound mind
and memory, do make this my last will and testament in the following manner,
that is to say :-
(1) I give devise and bequeath unto my wife Catherine Baird all my possessions
consisting of land dwelling-house furniture forge and all its contents, also
my interest in the building now occupied as the Bank of Nova Scotia during
her natural life, at her death the dwelling house and land surrounding it becomes
the property of my two daughters Katherine Manuel and Elsie
Newman as per Deed
2. At the death of my wife the Forge and tools not other wise disposed of is
to be equally divided between my two sons William W. Baird and Harold E. Baird
(3) The property situated at Tickle Point now occupied by Andrew “ Gray;
I give and devise unto my sister Fanny Gray for her sole use and benefit during
her natural life, at her death the said devised property is to be my sons William
W. Baird for his sole use and benefit forever.
(4) All my interest in mines and mining property, I give and devise as follows
(1) to my grandson Victor Baird and my grand daughter Vera
Baird the sum of
Five hundred ($500) dollars each, said money to be deposited in the Bank and
given to each on their attaining the full age of twenty-one years. All my other
interests in said mining of which I may die possessed I give, devise unto my
wife Katherine Baird my two sons William W. Baird
Harold E. Baird and my two
daughters Katherine Manuel; and Elsie Newman in equal shares.
And lastly I hereby appoint and constitute my two sons William W. Baird and
Harold E. Baird to be the executors of this my last will and testament.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this ninth day of July 1913.
Wm . T. Baird.
Signed in the presence of John White Charles White
Codicil Whereas I did in sec. (2) of the foregoing will devise my forge, tools
therein, land and other property surrounding my forge to my two sons in equal
shares I do now revoke so that sec in so far as it relates to my son William
W. Baird and do now devise the said property forge etc. unto my son Harold
E. Baird for his sole use and benefit forever, at the death of my wife. In
witness whereof I hereunto set my hand this ninth day of July 1913 Wm.
T. Baird Signed in the presence of John White Charles White
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Wm. W. Baird
Harold E. Baird
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