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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills (D)
Lucius Dill

 

Will of Lucius Dill
from Newfoundland will books volume 10 pages 182 to 185 probate year 1914.

In re
     Lucius Dill       deceased.

In the name of God Amen I Lucius Dill of the Island of Bermuda Merchant and now residing in the Island of Grenada being of sound and disposing mind memory and understanding, but mindful of my mortality do this ninth day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-four make and publish this my last will and Testament in manner and form following, that is to say - I give and bequeath certain sums of money invested in various stocks in the United States of America that is to say, in the States of New York and Pennsylvania unto my sister Margaret Elizabeth Dill spinster and to my sister Frances Russell Dill Spinster share and share alike. Also I give and bequeath my real estates I may be in possession of and belonging to me unto my said sister Margaret Elizabeth Dill, spinster and to my said sister Frances Russell Dill spinster, share and share alike -
I also give and bequeath unto my executors and trustees hereinafter named the sum of four hundred pounds sterling on the following trusts, that is to say, to be invested in some good fund or otherwise the interest accruing therefrom to go toward the maintenance and support of Albert Lucius Dill, minor and to his mother Margaret Roberts both of the Island of Grenada, the principal of said sum of four hundred pounds to be paid to the said Albert Lucius Dill when he arrives of age, or in the event of his dying before he arrives at the age of twenty-one years then the principal of said sum aforesaid to be paid to the said Margaret Roberts Spinster, or in the event of her being dead, then said principal to be paid to her three daughters Anne Helen, and Jane spinsters, share and share alike. I also give and bequeath unto Margaret Roberts, aforesaid spinster fifty pounds sterling to be paid to her immediately after my decease.
I also give and bequeath unto the Honorable David William Gibbs Merchant in the Island of Grenada my Executor and Trustee hereinafter named the sum of sixty pounds sterling for the trouble he may have in executing this my will.
I also give and bequeath unto Richard John Dill writing clerk the sum of one hundred pounds.
I also give and bequeath unto John Mayor accountant in the firm of Lucius Dill & Co. in the Island of Grenada the sum of one hundred pounds.
It is my wish that the business which I have been carrying on under the firm of Lucius Dill & Co. in the Island of Grenada shall be closed as soon as possible after my death. And I also give and bequeath unto my sister Margaret Elizabeth Dill, Spinster, and to my sister Frances Russell Dill, spinster share and share alike and moneys accruing therefrom that is to say from the sales of merchandise and collection of all outstanding debts as may appear by the books of the said firm, deducting from said bequest of moneys the amounts of my just and lawful debts funeral expenses and the sum of eight hundred pounds to be paid to my brother Richard Dill of the Island of Bermuda. I also give and bequeath unto my sister Margaret Elizabeth Dill, spinster and to my sister Frances Russell Dill Spinster, share and share alike the same to be disposed of as they may deem fit the whole of my household furniture plate plated ware and any other property I may be possessed of both real and personal. I also give and bequeath all property both real and personal that may not be hereinbefore included unto my sister Margaret Elizabeth Dill, Spinster and to my sister Frances Russell Dill Spinster, share and share alike: -
I do hereby make ordain and appoint my uncle the Honorable Joseph Wood gentleman of the Island of Bermuda, my cousin William J. Cox, Merchant of the Island of Bermuda and my friend the Honorable David William Gibbs Merchant of the island of Grenada Executors of this my last will and testament hereby revoking all former and other wills and testaments by me at any time heretofore made.
In witness whereof I have to this my last will and testament set and subscribed my hand and seal the day and year first above written. Signed Lucius Dill (L S) - Signed Sealed published and declared by the said testator Lucius Dill, as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us who at his request and in the presence of each other subscribed our names as witnesses thereto. (Sgd) William D. Martin    (sgd) William Steele   (sgd) Jas. E. Smith -

"B" this is a Codicil to my foregoing will (that is to say) I revoke and annul the clause in my said will and instead of eight hundred pounds bequeathed unto my Brother Richard Dill I bequeath the same unto my sisters Margaret Elizabeth Dill and my sister Frances Russell Dill share and share alike.
In testimony whereof I have this day of - set my hand and seal at the foot of this codicil - (Sgd) - Lucius Dill (L S) - Signed sealed acknowledged and declared by the said Lucius Dill as a Codicil to his will in the presence of us all present at the same time. sgd H. D. Martin   (sgd) Henry Sharpe   (sgd) Jas. E. Smith

Certified correct.

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Fiat
March 5/14
Johnson J.
adm c.t.a.
Mar 9/14
granted to
John
Harvey
Estate
sworn at
$6500.00
Sureties
H. Outerbridge
N. Outerbridge

 

 

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.

Page Contributed by Judy Benson and Ivy F. Benoit

Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (December 20, 2002)

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