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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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Will of James Gordon
from Newfoundland will books volume 8 pages 386-387 probate
James Gordon deceased.
This is the last will and testament
of me James Gordon of Saint John’s Newfoundland Merchant I will devise
and bequeath to my Executors hereafter named all my Estate to hold the same
for the following purposes. I direct my executors to invest a sum of money
sufficient to secure to my wife an annuity of Fifteen hundred dollars, on her
death the said sum so invested shall be divided equally among my children,
children of deceased children taking their parents share.
bequeath to my niece Margaret Workman Saltcoats the sum of Five hundred dollars
- To my nephew Gilbert Gordon Campbell Five hundred dollars.
Mary Campbell Saltcoats Five hundred dollars
- To the Session
West United Erskine Free Church Saltcoats for the poor to be distributed
at their discretion Five hundred dollars
- To the Church of
England orphanage Saint John’s Five hundred dollars.
the Methodist Orphanage St. John’s Five hundred dollars
St. Michaels Orphanage St. John’s Five hundred dollars
the Ladies St. Vincent de Paul Society St. John’s Five hundred dollars
the Dorcas Society St. John’s Five hundred dollars
Presbyterian Church St. John’s to be applied by Session and Managers
as they deem fit one thousand dollars
- To Masonic Benevolent
Fund my life insurance on Masonic Mutual
The rest residue
and remainder of my Estate I direct my executors to dispose of in the following
manner One fifth to my son Gilbert Thomas one fifth to my son Victor to
be paid to them immediately on realization.
The remaining three fifths
are to be invested by my Executors and the earnings arising therefrom paid
to my daughters in equal shares should any of my daughters die leaving
a child or children surviving her, her share is to go to her child or children
equally. Should any of my said daughters die without leaving a child or
children surviving then her share is to go to my children equally children
of deceased children taking their parents share It is my desire and wish
that my son Victor shall make arrangements for and become a Partner in
the Firm of Baird Gordon Company. I appoint James
Stott Thomas McNeill and my son Victor Executors
of this my last will
Saint John’s Newfoundland June 6th 1907 James
Gordon Signed in our presence who in the presence of the said James
in the presence of each other have signed the same as witnesses Bridget
Aylward D. J. Greene
D. M. Browning
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Feb. 26. 08
Feb 27 08
Thos. M McNeil
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