Will of Rebecca Garland Marshall
from Newfoundland will books volume 10 pages
368-369 probate year 1916
REBECCA GARLAND MARSHALL deceased.
1. I, Rebecca Garland Marshall of
St. John’s, widow, hereby revoke all testamentary dispositions heretofore
made by me and declare this to be my last will.
2. I devise and bequeath the following pecuniary
(A) To my son J. Charles Marshall, Wardrobe in spare room
and all pictures in my late husbands bedroom.
(B) To my son William A. Marshall the picture by “Dorie” in
spare bedroom, also overmantle in sitting room on second floor.
To my daughter Agnes E. Pearson, during her life time, my gold locket and
chain, when at her death to my granddaughter Maud I. Pearson, absolutely, also
to my daughter Agnes E. Pearson one fur cape.
(D) To my daughter Maud
J. Dryden of Scranton, Pa.
(2) one seal coat
(3) all souvenir spoons with case
(4) all cut glass.
(E) To my son Alexander
(1) $500 cash
(2) one solitaire
(3) all my postage
(4) one grandfather’s hall clock
(5) one davenport, lounge and chair in drawing room
(6) one chest of drawers, made in mahogany, in spare room
(7) oil paintings of myself and my late husband
(8) all silver spoons with the initials “A. & R.M.”
To my son George Sellers Marshall
(1) $1500 cash
(2) all furniture
in my late husbands bedroom
hand painted china tea set
(G) To my daughter in law Amy L. Marshall
(1) $500 cash
(2) one green chair
and two pictures (Shepherds) in drawing room.
(H) To my grandson
Kelvin H.A. Marshall $500 cash.
(I) To my daughter in law
Edith Marshall $500 cash.
(J) To my grandson Leslie Marshall $500 cash.
To my sister Mary Ann Christian $500 cash
(L) To my friend
Sarah Garland of St. John’s, wife of Samuel
Garland $500 cash, also furniture
in room known as “Charlie’s room”
(M) To my sister
Eliza Hudson $500 cash.
(N) To my sister Sarah Freeman $500
cash; one fur lined coat and all furniture and effects in the bedroom now
occupied by her at my house, also one brooch.
(O) To my sister Bessie Garland $500 cash.
(P) To my brother
Herbert Louis $500 cash, piano, clock and one carpet.
(Q) To my brother John Louis $500 cash, organ,
clock and one carpet.
( R) To my sister Susie Dryden $500 cash
To my nephew Bond Cross $250 cash.
(T) I bequeath what remains
of my jewellery not disposed of to my daughters Agnes and Maud share
and share alike.
(U) I devise and bequeath unto my sisters living at
my death all my clothes together with all the furniture in the top rooms
which has not already been provided for, share and share alike.
To my nephew Alexander Hudson of Lower Island Cove $100
(W) I devise and bequeath all the residue of my estate and effects
unto my sons Alexander and George Sellers Marshall, absolutely, share and
3. I appoint my said sons Alexander and
George Sellers Marshall, executors of this my will. In
witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand at St. John’s this 27th day
of March A.D. 1913. Rebecca Garland Marshall Signed by the said Rebecca
Garland Marshall as her last will, in the presence of us, who in her presence, at
her request, and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our
names as witnesses Annie Matthews. S.J. Foote.
This is a codicil of my last will and
testament aforesaid, which bears date the 27th day of March
1. Whereas in my said will aforesaid of date
the 27th day of March A.D. 1913 under sub-section “F” of section 2
I devised to my son George Sellers Marshall Fifteen hundred ($1500.00) dollars
cash now I hereby declare that from the said sum of Fifteen hundred dollars I
hereby bequeath to my son John Charles Marshall the sum of Five hundred ($500.00)
dollars and my daughter Agnes Elizabeth Pearson at present of Toronto the sum
of Five hundred dollars ($500.00) thereby leaving the total sum bequeathed
to my said son George Sellers Marshall the sum of Five hundred ($500.00)
dollars instead of the sum of Fifteen hundred ($1500.00) dollars as stated
in sub-section “F” of section 2 of my will aforesaid.
2. Also I give, devise and bequeath to my daughter in law Lilla
Marshall the sum of Five hundred ($500.00) dollars to be taken from the residue
of my estate referred to in sub-section “W” of Section
2 of my will aforesaid.
3. In all other respects I confirm my said
will aforesaid. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand
at St. John’s this
26th day of November A.D. 1915. Rebecca
G. Marshall. Signed by the said Rebecca
Garland Marshall as her last codicil, in the presence of us, who in her presence, at her
request, and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our
names as witnesses, Allan G. Hudson, J.P. Bertha
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)