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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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Lucretia Sarah Calver Gill
Will of Lucretia Sarah Calver Gill
from Newfoundland will books volume 5 page 486 probate year 1890
Last Will and Testament
of Lucretia Sarah Calver Gill
of St. John's Spinster Deceased.
This is the last Will and Testament
of me Lucretia Sarah Calver Gill of St. John's in the Island of Newfoundland
Spinster. First. I direct that all of my just debts funeral and testamentary
expenses be first paid out of my Estate by my Executor hereinafter appointed. Second. I give and bequeath to my brother Frederick M.
Gill the sum of Twenty five pounds currency also to my Brother George
W. Gill the like sum of Twenty five pounds currency and to my Brother
Henry G. H. Gill the sum of one hundred pounds currency, but
should my said Brothers Frederick M. and George W. or either of them
die before my said Brother Henry G. H. then I give and bequeath to him
absolutely the said sums or legacies so otherwise bequeathed to my said
Brothers in the event of the death of both or either as the case may be.
Third. As regards the residue of my Estate Lands (monies)*
and chattels and effects
whatsoever and wheresoever I give devise and bequeath the rents interest
income and use thereof according to the nature of the property to my sisters
Amelia Gill and Harriet Gill during their lives equally and to the survivor
of them during her lifetime and should they or either of them survive
my said Brother Henry G. H. they or such survivor their or her executors
administrators and assigns shall be entitled to all my said residue as aforesaid
but should my said Brother Henry G. H. survive both of my said sisters then
I devise and bequeath all and singular the residue aforesaid to him his
Heirs and assigns forever. I revoke all former wills and codicils by me at any
time heretofore made and appoint my Brother the said Henry G. H. Gill sole
Executor of this my Will. In witness whereof I have to this my last Will and
Testament subscribed my name and set my seal this fourth day of October A. D.
One thousand eight hundred and seventy three. L.S.C. Gill (LS) Signed sealed
and Declared by the said Lucretia Sarah Calver Gill as and for her last Will
and Testament in our presence and in presence of each other. F.B.T. Carter
John J. Burton. I certify the foregoing to be a correct copy of the last Will
and Testament of Lucretia Sarah Calver Gill
*the word monies was inserted without the brackets
|Note: Transcribed from LDS microfilm 2070897. This will is from the Newfoundland
will books vol 5 folio 486 probate 1890.
This is the will for Lucretia Sarah Calver Gill, second daughter of Nicholas
Gill and Elizabeth Mary Burton Gill. Her will is almost identical to the
will for her sister Amelia Gill, fourth daughter of Nicholas and Elizabeth.
Their wills were both dated 1873 and were obviously done at the same time
because of their great similarity.|
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