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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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Mary Ann Cranford
Will of Mary Ann Cranford
from Newfoundland will books volume 13 pages
460-461 probate year 1926
MARY ANN CRANFORD. DECEASED.
I, Mary Ann Cranford, Widow of William Cranford, of St. John’s
in the Electoral District of St. John’s West being of sound and
disposing mind and memory and being desirous of settling my worldly affairs
while I have strength and capacity do make and declare and publish this
as my last Will and Testament hereby revoking and making void all former
Wills at any time heretofore made by me.
I hereby appoint Thomas Whelan of St. John’s,
Clerk, to be sole Executor of this my Will. He is to pay all my lawful
debts owing at my death and all my funeral and testamentary expenses.
I direct that the necessary funds for this purpose are to be taken
from the monies standing to my credit in the bank at the date of
I direct my Executor to sell my house and premises Number Three
Gilbert Street, St. John’s as well as all furniture therein
and to divide the proceeds realized therefrom equally between
my two children George
Cranford and Mary Williamson.
I bequeath all monies standing to my credit in any bank or
banks in the City of St. John’s after payment of my
funeral and testamentary expenses and of any pecuniary legacies
hereby bequeathed to be distributed in three equal shares
amongst my children Mary Williamson and George
Cranford and my brother George Cole.
To my brother, George Cole, I bequeath one side-board to
be his absolutely.
I direct that my niece Mrs. Philip Murphy daughter of my
brother George Cole is to have all the floor-canvas in my house
at the day of my death.
All the rest and residue of my property not hereinbefore
disposed of I bequeath and devise to my children George
Cranford and Mary Williamson in equal shares.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF I have hereunto set my hand and made by mark this
7th day of October A.D. 1926.
Signed by the said Testatrix by making her mark hereto as her
last Will and Testament in the presence of us both, both present
at the same time, who at her request, in her presence and in
the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses
hereunto. The above Will was read over to the Testatrix in the
presence of us both, both present at the same time and she acknowledged
full understanding of the Will and complete satisfaction with
its terms. At her request, in our presence, both present at the
same time. Philip Lewis signed the Testatrix’ name.
William F. Lloyd
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland.
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Fiat Oct 23/26
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