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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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Will of Mary Campbell
from Newfoundland will books volume 8 pages 539 to 541
probate year 1909
Mary Campbell deceased.
I Mary Campbell widow of the late Neil
Campbell declare this to be my last will and testament revoking all previous wills.
I appoint as my Executors my son William and Dr. Nutting
Fraser I direct that
all the money property and valuables of whatever description which I may be
possessed of or entitled to at the time of my death shall be divided equally
among my children, namely Janet Elizabeth Davidson, Ida Mary Annie Smith, William, Florence Helen and Fanny
In as much
as the share of my daughter Janet Elizabeth Davidson was left in my hands at
the time when the interest of the children who were then under age was secured
by order of the Court on Premises in Water St. St. John’s, then under
mortgage: and in as much as she never received her share. I direct my Executors
to pay her out of my estate such a sum as will make the share she shall receive
equal to that of each of the other children, so that all may be placed on a
My son Colin having already received his share
of the estate is not to participate in the foregoing distribution : and as
he is at present unable to provide for himself. I desire that as long as my
unmarried children have a home he shall share it with them : and that they
shall do all in their power to help him.
I desire to make the following
special bequests which are to be excepted from the foregoing distribution
my son William I bequeath all my silver plate marked “C”.
remainder of my plate to be divided in equal shares among the other
three photographs of my late husband, of my deceased son and daughter
I bequeath to my daughter Janet E. Davidson, Ida Mary and Annie
Smith - one
family group I give to my daughter Florence,
- The piano and carriage I give to my daughter Fanny
- The whole of my household furniture to go into
the general distribution
- The gold watch and chain of my
late husband I bequeath to my son William
whereof I subscribe this my last will and testament in the presence of
two witnesses on this fifteenth day of February in the year of our Lord one
thousand eight hundred and ninety-nine Mary Campbell The
undersigned witnesses to the signature of Mary
Campbell to this will
on February 15th 1899 M. Harvey Sarah Anne Harvey
D. M. Browning
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Page Contributed by Judy Benson & Ivy F. Benoit
Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013)
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