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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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Will of Alexander McDougall
from Newfoundland will books volume 12 page 326 probate year 1923
In re ALEXANDER MCDOUGALL. DECEASED.
This is the last will and testament of me Alexander McDougall Merchant.
I revoke all wills heretofore by me made.
I appoint my nephews Howard J. McDougall and Francis McDougall executors of this my last will and testament.
I give devise and bequeath everything of which I shall die possessed or entitled to whether real personal or chattels real to my said executors upon trust to realize the same and out of the proceeds thereof
- to pay my just debts funeral and testamentary expenses
- to distribute the residue of my estate as if I had died intestate excluding however from such distribution my sister Ellen B. Gear wife of Henry Gear and those who might claim through her in the event of her predeceasing me. I exclude my said sister Ellen B. Gear and her children from participation in my estate not from any ill will but because I believe she is in comfortable circumstances and well provided for independent of anything she might have received from me had her circumstances been otherwise.
In witness whereof I have hereunto signed my hand this 22nd day of April 1922. ALEX MCDOUGALL.
Signed published and declared by the Testator as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us who in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses. D. Kelloway. J.A.W.W. McNeily.
William F. Lloyd
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland
(Listed in the Margin next to this will the following)
Fiat Feby 23/23
to Francis McDougall
& Howard J. McDougall
|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.
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