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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
(B)
Alexander D Brown

 

 

Will of Alexander D Brown
from Newfoundland will books vol 11 pages 208 to 211 probate year 1918

In re Alexander D Brown       deceased

This is the last will and testament of me, Alexander D. Brown, of St. John's Newfoundland, Engineer.
First: I desire that all my just debts and funeral and testamentary expenses shall be first paid out of my estate.
Second: I appoint my wife Margaret Brown sole executrix of this my will.
Third: I give, devise and bequeath to my daughter Helen M. Baird, if she shall be living at the time of my death, the sum of Five thousand dollars for her sole use and benefit. Should my said daughter predecease me leaving a child or children her surviving, the said sum of Five thousand dollars shall be paid to such child, if only one, or, if more than one, shall be divided equally among such children. Should my said daughter predecease me without leaving any child or children her surviving the said request shall lapse and form part of my general estate.
Fourth. I give, devise and bequeath to my brother David Brown now residing at old Charlton in the County of Kent, England, the sum of one thousand dollars if he shall be living at the time of my death. Should my said brother predecease me it is my wish and desire and I hereby will and direct that the said sum of one thousand dollars shall be divided equally between the four daughters of my said brother or between such of them as shall be living at the time of my death and the child or children of any of them who shall have died, such child or children taking his, her or their parents share.
Fifth: I give, devise and bequeath all the rest residue and remainder of the goods, chattels, moneys, estate, property and effects of every description of which I shall died possessed to my wife Margaret Brown, in trust to receive and apply the yearly income thereof to and for her sole use and benefit for and during her natural life.
Sixth: Upon the death of my said wife, if my said daughter Helen M. Baird shall be then living, I give, devise and bequeath all the said residue of my estate to my said daughter Helen M. Baird in trust to receive and apply the yearly income thereof to and for her sole use and benefit for and during her natural life.
Seventh: Should my said daughter Helen M. Baird survive my said wife, it is my wish and desire, and I hereby will and direct, that upon the death of my said daughter, leaving a child or children her surviving, the said residue of my estate shall rest in and become the sole property of such child, if only one, and, if more than one, the said residue shall be divided in equal shares among all the children of my said daughter or their lawful issue, a child or children of each deceased parent taking his, her or their parents share.
Eighth: Upon the death of my said wife, if my said daughter Helen M. Baird shall have predeceased her leaving a child or children her surviving, I give, devise and bequeath the said residue of my estate to such child of my said daughter, if only one or, if more than one, then equally among such children.
Ninth: In the event of my said daughter Helen M. Baird predeceasing my said wife without leaving any child or children her surviving, it is my wish and desire and I hereby will and direct that my said wife shall be entitled to one-half of the residue of my estate, for her sole and absolute use and benefit.
Tenth: In the event of my said daughter Helen M. Baird predeceasing my said wife without leaving any child or children her surviving, and upon the death of my said wife, it is my wish and desire and I hereby will and direct that the remaining half of the residue of my said estate shall be divided in equal shares among the children of my said brother David Brown. If any of the children of my said brother shall have died before my said wife, leaving a child or children, the share of the parents so dying shall rest in and be paid to such child, if only one, or, if more than one, then in equal shares to and among such children.
Eleventh: In the event of my said daughter dying without leaving a child or children or grandchild or grandchildren her surviving, it is my wish and desire and I hereby will and direct that the whole of the said residue of my estate shall be divided in equal shares among the children of my said brother or their lawful issue, a child or children of each deceased parent taking his, her or their parents share. In witness whereof I have subscribed these presents at St. John's aforesaid this fourteenth day of May one thousand nine hundred and fifteen. - A D. Brown - Signed published and declared by the said Testator as and for his last will and Testament in our presence, who in the presence of the said Testator and of each other, all present at the same time, have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses:- D. Morrison     Chas E Hunt.

This is a Codicil to the above will, In the event of my said daughter surviving my wife and not leaving any child or children I hereby will and direct that my said daughter shall have the right to dispose of one half of the said residue for her own use and benefit and the other half of said residue shall be divided in equal shares among the children of my said brother David or their lawful issue and I amend clause II of my said will accordingly May 14/15 - A D Brown - D. Morrison     Chas E Hunt. Witnesses

Correct Charles H. Emerson
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland.

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Fiat
Oct 14/18
C.J.
Probate
Oct 15/18
granted to
Margaret
Brown
Estate
sworn at
$45,500.00

 

 

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, Alana Bennett, Wendy Weller and Eric Weller

Revised: October 9, 2001 (Ivy Benoit)

 

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