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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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Will of Margaret Davidson
from Newfoundland will books, volume 11 page 489 probate year 1920
In re Margaret Davidson deceased
This is the last will and testament of me Margaret Davidson of St. John's in the Island of Newfoundland, married woman.
In witness whereof I have hereunto subscribed my hand at St. John's aforesaid this eleventh day of January Anno Domini one thousand nine hundred and sixteen. Margaret Davidson.
- First. I hereby revoke all wills and testamentary dispositions by me at any time heretofore made.
- Second. I give and bequeath my gold watch and chain to my daughter Margaret MacLeod.
- Third. I give and bequeath my piano made by Sames and my foot Singer sewing machine to my daughter Fanny S. Gunn.
- Fourth. I give devise and bequeath all the residue of my property to my husband William H. Davidson should he be living at the time of my death, but should my said husband not be living at the time of my death I give devise and bequeath the said residue of my property to my children Malcolm Davidson, Margaret McLeod and Fanny S. Gunn to be divided equally between them.
- Fifth. I appoint my said husband William H. Davidson sole executor of this my will should he be living at the time of my death, but should my said husband not be living at the time of my death I appoint James P. Blackwood of St. John's, Solicitor, sole executor of this my will in the place and stead of my said husband.
Signed by the said Testator in our presence who at her request in her presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses.
Jas P. Blackwood. Jessie E. White.
Correct William F. Lloyd
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland.
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Fiat Aug 8/20
to Jas P. Blackwood
Aug. 6th 1920.
|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.
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