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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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William Archibald Marshall
Will of William Archibald Marshall
from Newfoundland will books volume 10 pages
204 to 206 probate year 1914
William A. Marshall deceased.
This is the last will and Testament
of me William Archibald Marshall of Saint John’s in
the Island of Newfoundland Merchant.
1. I hereby revoke all other and
former wills made by me and declare this to be my last will and Testament.
2. I appoint my Brother J. Charles Marshall my Brother Alexander
Thorburn Ashley McNab of Saint John’s Commission Merchant
Executors of this my will.
I give devise and bequeath to my wife Winifred Knight Marshall all
my household furniture chattels and effects absolutely.
4. I give devise
and bequeath my land and dwelling known as “Hillsboro” situate
Bridge Road in Saint John’s to my said wife for her use during her natural
life. On the death of my said wife I give devise and bequeath the said land
and dwelling house to my son Alexander McNab Marshall forever.
I give and bequeath to the three orphanages in Saint John’s the sum of
one thousand dollars each.
6. I give devise and bequeath all the
rest residue and remainder of my estate and effects of every description to
my Executors upon trust to invest the same and to pay the income thereof as
follows: To my wife Winifred Knight Marshall the sum of Three
thousand dollars per year during her life: the remainder of the income shall
be applied to the use education and maintenance of my children as my Executors
shall consider it necessary or advisable until the eldest child then surviving
shall attain the age of twenty-one years. When my eldest child then surviving
shall arrive at the age of twenty-one years my Executors shall set aside a
sum sufficient to produce the said annuity of Three thousand dollars for my
said wife and the remainder of my estate shall be divided among my then surviving
children share and share alike: and their shares shall be paid over to each
of them on their respectively attaining the age of twenty-one years. Should
any child die before attaining that age without leaving lawful issue his or
her share shall go to the survivors or survivor. On the death of my said wife
the sums set aside to provide her annuity as aforesaid shall be divided equally
among my then surviving children. The share or shares of any dying in the meantime
without leaving lawful issue then living shall go to the survivors or survivor,
but if any shall die leaving lawful issue then living his or her share shall
go to such issue.
7. I will and direct that my Executor may accept
my share of the partnership business of Marshall brothers or the price thereof
and all moneys payable to me from the said business in four equal yearly instalments
(the first of which shall be payable at the end of one year from my death)
if in their discretion they think fit to do so: provided the same shall bear
interest at the rate of Five per centrum per annum till paid.
I give my executors power to deposit any moneys of my estate in any Bank approved
by them in England or Canada.
Witness my hand at Saint John’s
aforesaid this 22nd day of January Anno Domini one thousand nine hundred and
twelve - W.A. Marshall - Signed Published and
Declared by the said Testator as and for his last will and Testament in the
presence of us who at his request in his presence and in the presence of each
other (all present at the same time) have hereunto subscribed our names as
witnesses. W.E. Wood. Solicitor St. John’s (Jan. 22/13) J.M.
St. St. John’s
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Page Contributed by Judy Benson & Ivy F. Benoit
Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013)
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