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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Dame Mary MacGregor



Will of Dame Mary MacGregor
from Newfoundland will books volume 11 page 556-557 probate year 1920

In re Dame Mary MacGregor       deceased

Register of Deeds, etc. Books of Council and Session. At Edinburgh the Thirteenth day of December One thousand nine hundred and nineteen the Deed hereinafter Engrossed was presented for registration in the books of the Lords of the Council and Session for preservation and is registered in the said books as follows: - I, Dame Mary MacGregor, Widow of Sir William MacGregor P.C.G.C.m.G.C.B.A.m., of Chapel on Leander, Earlston, and residing at Chapel on Leander aforesaid, Do hereby legate and bequeath, Assign, and Dispose to my daughter Mary MacGregor, presently residing at Twenty-four Devonshire Terrace, Hyde Park, London W.2., as her own absolute property, whom failing to her issue if any equally amongst them if more than one, All and Sundry the whole Estate heritable and moveable, real and personal of whatever nature of wherever situated which shall belong to me at the time of my death or over which I may have the right of disposal, but declaring that the foresaid bequest is granted subject to the following provisions namely -

  • (FIRST) payment of all my just and lawful debts, deathbed and funeral expenses and the expenses of the Executry: -

  • (Second) Delivery to my granddaughter Honor Cecilia Paget of an article of jewellery which article shall be chosen by my said daughter, whom failing by my Executor, unless I shall myself specify the same by writing under my hand however informal and

  • (THIRD) payment to miss Louisa Smith, Corner Cottage, Grange-Over-Sands, Lancashire, of a legacy of One hundred pounds, Sterling free of legacy duty.

And I appoint my said daughter to be my sole Executrix and failing my said daughter I hereby appoint Donald Gordon Stalker Solicitor Galashiels, to be my sole Executor and Trustee of this Will: Further in the event of my said daughter having predeceased me without leaving lawful issue I hereby direct my Executor

  • (FIRST) to make payment of my debts etc.,

  • (Second) To pay a legacy of One hundred pounds Sterling to the said miss Louisa Smith, as above specified

  • (THIRD) To deliver to my said granddaughter Honor Cecilla Paget all silver and jewellery of every kinf belonging to me at the time of my death and

  • (LASTLY) To make over the residue of my Estate to and in favour of my neice mrs. Amy Dennis, widow of Selby Dennis, residing at MacGregor Road, Suva, Fiji, as her own absolute property, whom failing to her issue equally among them if more than one.

And I empower my said Trustee and Executor to sell and realise the whole or any part of my Estate heritable or moveable real or personal. And I also empower my said Trustee and Executor in case any of the Beneficiaries under this Will shall be pupils or minors to pay over the shares of such pupils or minors to their guardians; also to appoint himself or any other suitable person to be Factor and Law Agent in the Trust and to allow such Factor and Law Agent the usual remuneration for his troubles. And I revoke all Wills or other testamentary writings at any time heretofore made by me. And I consent to Registration for preservation

in Witness Whereof I have subscribed these presents written by Archibald Matthew, Clerk to Messieurs Stalker & Thompson, Solicitors, at Chapel on Leader aforesaid on the Twenty-third day of August in the year nineteen hundred and nineteen, before these witnesses
Miss Jessie Cameron Murray Governess, residing at number 70 Thirlstane Road, Edinburgh, and
John Ogg, Retired Granite Merchant, residing at number 40 Albergildie Terrace, Aberdeen.
(Signed) Mary MacGregor
Jessie C.Murray Witness John Ogg.

William F. Lloyd
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland.

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Fiat Dec. 10/20
Kent J.
Dec 10/20



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.

We who have typed these wills, have made every effort to include all the errors that were on the microfilm, in order to avoid destroying the integrity of the originals, where ever they may be.

Page Contributed by Judy Benson, Wendy Weller and Ivy Benoit

REVISED BY: Ivy F. Benoit April 25, 2002

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