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Estate of William Campbell 1886
This is the Last Will and Testament of me, William Campbell of St. John's, Architect.
First: I hereby revoke and cancel all Wills by me heretofore made and declare this to be my last Will.
Second: I desire that the business now carried on in my name shall be continued and that the profits thereof shall be equally divided between my Wife Jane Judith, my son Colin and my son Archibald who shall be copartners in the said business.
Third: The whole of the balance of my property outside my said business whatsoever the same may be and wheresoever situate I devise and bequeath to my said Wife for her maintenance and support during her natural life, with power to my said wife to sell or otherwise dispose of any portion thereof upon obtaining the consent in writing of my son Colin so to do.
Fourth: Having perfect confidence in my Wife and my said son Colin that they will in all respects deal with my Estate justly and prudently, I hereby appoint them as the Executors of my Will.
Signed, published and declared by the
The Last Will and Testament
Filed April 29th 1886
In The Supreme Court
Sworn before me at Colin Campbell
In the Supreme Court
In the matter of the
Petition of Executors
To the Honourable the Supreme Court or to one of the Honourable Judges thereof.
The Petition of Jane Campbell of St. John's, Widow of the late William Campbell of the same place, Architect, deceased, and of Colin Campbell of the same place, Lumber Dealer, son of the said late William Campbell
Your Petitioners therefore pray that Probate of the said last Will and Testament of the said William Campbell be granted to your Petitioners.
St. John's, April 29, 1886
SUPREME COURT OF NEWFOUNDLAND
Saint John }
SWORN BEFORE ME at St. John's in I. R. McNeily
You shall swear that you believe this to be the true last Will and Testament of William Campbell late of Saint John's in the Central District of the Island of Newfoundland, Architect, deceased.
You shall swear that you will pay all the Debts and Legacies of the Deceased, so far as the Goods shall extend and the law shall bind you; and that you will exhibit a true, full and perfect Inventory of all and every the Goods, Rights and Credits of the deceased, together with a just and true account into the Registry of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland, when you shall be lawfully called thereto: And you shall further swear that the whole of the Goods, Rights, Chattels, Assets, Credits, and Effects of the said William Campbell, deceased, and of which he died possessed, do not, according to the best of your knowledge, judgment and belief, amount to the value of Sixteen Thousand Dollars.
So help you God.
Sworn before me, at St. John's,
Estate of William Campbell
Dated May 6th, 1886
Probate granted to Jane Campbell
Estate sworn under $16,000.00
Page Transcribed by Mary Rawlinson
Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Sunday December 31, 2017)
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