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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
William Archibald Marshall


Will of William Archibald Marshall
from Newfoundland will books volume 10 pages 204 to 206 probate year 1914

In re
      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 Marshall and Thorburn Ashley McNab of Saint John’s Commission Merchant Executors of this my will.
3. 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 on King’s 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.
5. 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.
8. 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. Walsh. Gower St. St. John’s

Certified Correct.

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Mar. 27/14
April 3/14
Alex. Marshall
Thorburn A.
sworn at



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