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Will of John D. Flood
The last will of John D. Flood late of
I, John Dunskerfill (?) Flood of St. John's Newfoundland but at present residing at 26 Freeland Street Walton Road in the City of Liverpool Geallewan? hereby revoke all former wills and testamentary dispositions made by me and declare this to be my last will and testament I appoint Henry Benjamin Dryer of St. john's Newfoundland aforesaid Merchant and my sister Sarah Flood also of S. John aforesaid to be Executor and Executrix and Trustees of this my will and Guardians of my infant son. I give all my real and personal estate whatsoever and wheresoever unto my only son William George Flood absolutely in case hsahll survive me and attain the age of twenty one years but in case my said son shall die in my lifetime or surviving me shall die before attaining the age of twenty one years without leaving lawfull issue then I give all my real and personal estate whatsoever and wheresoever unto the said Henry Benjamin Dryer and Sarah Flood upon trust to sell all in and convert into money the same or such part thereof as shall not consist of money and with and out of the moneys proceed by such sale calling in and conversion and with and out of my ready money to pay my funeral and testamentary expenses and debts and to stand possessed of the said residuary trust money in trust for my three nieces children of my last sister Eliza Parsons my three nieces children of my lats sister Mary Ann Dryer my cousin Alice Jane Dryer and my said sister Sarah in equal shares provided always that if any of them my said six nieces my cousin and sister shall die before attaining a vested interest under this my will leavinga child or children who being a son or sons shall attain the age of twenty one years or being a daughter or daughters shall attain that age or marry then and in every such case the last mentioned child or children shall take and if more than one equally between them the share which his her or their parent would have taken of and in the residuary trust fund if such parent had attained a vested interest under this my will. And if any of them my said nieces cousin and sister shall die before attaining a vested interest under this my will and without leaving lawful issue then the share of such one dying shall go equally among the survivors of them. And I declare my trustees may postpone the sale and conversion of my real and personal estate or any part thereof for so long as they shall think fit In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this sixteenth day of May One thousand eight hundred and eighty seven. John D. Flood. Signed by the said John Drunterfill (?) Flood in the presence of us present at the same time who at his request in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses. Jas. Jones Cashin with Yates & Co. Soles. Liverpool-
I certify the foregoing to be a correct copy of the last will of John D. Flood
(Listed in the margin of this will)
|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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