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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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Mary Hannah McDougall
Will of Mary Hannah McDougall
from Newfoundland will books vvolume 10 pages
590-591 probate year 1917
Mary Hannah McDougall (born
This is the last will and Testament
of me Mary Hannah Ayre of St. John’s Newfoundland
1. I revoke all former wills.
2. I appoint my brother Charles P
Ayre executor of my will.
3. I leave my mother’s gold
watch and chain to my niece Isabel Campbell, my music Canterbury and my
mother’s clock to my brother Charles P Ayre, my bronze horses to
my nice Flossie Knowling, my escritoire to Dorothy
Ayre, my musical box
to Jessie Ayre, my fur coat to Mrs. Charles P
Ayre, my fur lined cloak
to Miss Julia Ennis,
4. I leave the land with the house
thereon in which I live and known as Brightside to my husband Alexander
I declare that the English suite of furniture now in my drawing room and
dining room and consisting of six chairs a table a side board two easy
chairs and a sofa and the bedstead in the servants room and two beds belong
to my husband; the remainder of my household furniture and all chattels
in and upon the premises known as Brightside belong to myself
and are to be regarded as part of the residue of my estate.
6. I leave
all the residue of my estate to be converted as soon as convenient into
cash and then (after paying my debts and funeral and testamentary expenses)
divided into five shares of which two shares shall be given to the Methodist
Orphanage in St. John’s, two shares shall be given to George Street
Church in St. John’s and one share shall be divided in equal shares
between the Alexandra workers and the Cowan Mission St. John’s July
26th 1915 - M. H. McDougall - Signed Published and Declared by the said
Testatrix as and for her last will and Testament in and presence who in
her presence and at her request and in the presence of each other have
hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses Herbert Knight Harold S. Knight.
Charles H. Emerson
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Chas P. Ayre
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