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Will of Caroline Gill from Newfoundland will books volume 12 page 305-308 probate year 1923
In re CAROLINE E. GILL. DECEASED.
LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT
I, Caroline E. Gill, of the City of Washington, District of Columbia, being of sound and disposing mind and memory, do make, publish and declare this my last will and testament in manner following:
IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal at the City of Washington, District of Columbia, this 22nd day of February, 1919. CAROLINE E. GILL. (SEAL).
2nd To my cousin C. E. Wells 300.00
3rd To Wm. T. Putnam, Wash. 500.00
4th To Dr. W. M. Pettis 200.00
5th "Woods Berry, my god-son Gd-son of Rev. C. E. Smith the longest running Gov. Bond, also watch with C. E. G. on cover 100.00
6th Hannie Johnson in memory of help in time of need. Gov. Bond & Velvet & Fur coat (in Garfinkles) 100.00
7th Mrs. Genevieve L. Collins with dear love 1754 Que St. Gov. Bond 100.00
8th To my brother Hubert Empire Clock and 2 boxes of oil paintings (in storage).
9th To my Niece Mona Gill - Mother's sewing table
10. To Theo N. Gill - Ole Grandfather's clock
11. Gladys Wells Griffith My sec. Bureau, and large mirror with mahogany frame, Old San Domingo mahogany table (large) with 2 folding leaves Full set of Dresden china (tea service) Small table top folding leaf, and ⅓ share in clothing, jewellery & furniture.
12. To Mildred Hopper - Coral pin and Ear rings, Wing chair, sofa and 3 chairs in red plush. Breakfast and gold Edged china and Silver urn, (in Bird's eve maple bureau) and cameo set.
13. To my dear Nora Wells, my gold bracelet (now in use) and blue satin unmade, in trunk now in use.
14. To Heloise Angel, Canton crepe shawl, long silk fringe, 1 Duchess lace Handkerchief and $200.00 in cash (also Plush coat in Hannie Johnson's care
15. To my dear Gay Clifton, in memory of helpful kindnesses. My pointed Fox set (In Garfinkles) Green & gold china set in trunks Blue velvet gown in old mahogany & 1 Sec. Bureau. Slippers. Gate leg table - and leather pocketbook.
16. To Bessie Gill, daughter of Theo N. Gill, my Grandmother's diamond ring To be given her on her 17th birthday.
17. To Helen Lyon, Helen Gill Lyon's daughter my diamond and opal ring also diamond set - pin & earrings to be given her on her 17th birthday.
18. To Helen Berry, Upper Marlboro Md. my black set of furs (Garfinkles) storage
To Mrs. Mary K. Thurston, in memory of great kindness, my pearl & green necklace, (box in Miss Gay Clifton's care)
The rest of my furniture, jewellery and clothing to be divided equally between, Gladys Griffith, Mildred hopper & Gay Clifton If there is a residue in money, I bequeath to Helena Smith Berry, & also those mentioned in my Will.
Witnessed as my last bequests by
(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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