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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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Will of Mary McCoubrey
from the Newfoundland will books volume 10 pages 148 & 149 probate year 1913
In re Mary McCoubrey deceased.
This is the last will and Testament of me Mary McCoubrey of St. John's Newfoundland widow
- First I give devise and bequeath to my Daughter Elizabeth now Elizabeth White at present living with me all my stock in trade consisting principally of Crockeryware China glass and all other goods and effects in my shop as well as any Book Debts that may be due to me Also all my Household furniture, Beds, bedding Clothing and all trinkets and effects in the Dwelling House that I may be possessed of at the time of my death. Also any money that may be belonging to me in the Bank of Montreal St. John's or elsewhere for her absolute use and disposal but free from the control of her present or future Husband but on this condition that should any of my said Stock in Trade effects Household furniture and effects in said Dwelling House or monies as aforesaid be remaining after the death of my said Daughter Elizabeth White. I hereby desire and bequeath the same to my two grandchildren George R. Williams and Walter B. Williams their Executors administrators and assigns share and share alike
- Second I give devise and bequeath to my Daughter Annie Williams of St. John's widow all my interest in a piece of land situate on the Signal Hill road in the Town of St. John's now under Lease to Mr. John Score(?) her executors administrators and assigns.
- Third I appoint my said Daughter Elizabeth White and George R. Williams of St. John's accountant executors of this my will.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this thirty first day of January A.D. one thousand nine hundred and one at St. John's aforesaid - Mary McCoubrey -
Signed by the said Mary McCoubrey in our presence who at her request in her presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto set our names as witnesses on the day and year and place aforesaid A.R.G. McNiely Augustus O Hayward.
D. M. Browning
(Listed in the Margin next to this will the following)
|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. |
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