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Will of George A. Davey
In re George A. Davey deceased
This is the last will and testament of me George A. Davey of St. John's in the Island of Newfoundland, formerly contractor, and I hereby revoke all former wills by me at any time made.
And I hereby will and declare that should any of the foregoing Legatees die before me the legacy or legacies of such persons so dying shall not lapse and become part of my residuary Estate, but the same shall be paid over to the Trustees or managers of the Church of England Orphanage to be added to and to form part of "The George Davey Fund" hereinbefore provided for. All the rest residue and remainder of my estate and effects of whatsoever nature and wheresoever situate I give devise and bequeath unto my two brothers John Davey and Frederick Davey equally. It is my desire, however, that in order to pay the foregoing legacies the whole or a sufficient part of my estate and effects shall be sold and converted into cash by my said Executors and in the realization of same they shall take such time and adopt such means as shall appear to them to be reasonable for such purpose and I further desire that with respect to the various dealings I have had with James R. Chaulker and in which he and I are concerned as partners - my said Executors shall give the said James R. Chaulker ample time and facility to realize of out (?) any such concerns any monies that may be found to be due to my estate and my Executors shall be the sole judges as to what shall be a fair and reasonable time for such purpose. I hereby authorize and empower my said Executor James Augustus Clift to act as Solicitor in the management of the affairs of my estate as well as Executor and I declare for any Professional Services he may render he shall be entitled to charge the usual professional fees in addition to his compensation as such Executor and I hereby fix the compensation to be paid to my said Executors at Five per cent of the Gross Value of my estate and I hereby declare that they shall apportion the same between themselves in the following manner that is to say: to the said James Augustus Clift three-fifths and to the Revd Edgar H. Fletcher two-fifths of the amount of such value.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand at St. John's aforesaid this fifth day of September Anno Domini one thousand nine hundred and nineteen. Geo A. Davey
Signed by the said Testator as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us who present at the same time, in his presence, and in the presence of each other, at his request, have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses, the words "three fifths" and the word "fifths" having been first interlined on the thirteenth and fourteenth lines above written. (thirds was written above fifths and a line drawn through it) J.A. Clift. E.S. Pinsent
Correct William F. Lloyd
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
|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. |
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