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Will of Alice McGrath
In the Estate of
I Alice McGrath of Harbor Grace Newfoundland do make this my last will and Testament. I give and bequeath to my sons Thomas and Ronald my Indentures of Five hundred dollars on my Life in the "Hope Commanderry of the Golden State" Boston to be divided equally between them. And I direct that with the proceeds of the said Indenture, my sons aforesaid shall be educated. As soon as convenient and suitable they shall be sent to St. Bonaventure's College, St. John's and each shall continue there as long as there is sufficient money from the proceeds of the Insurance aforesaid to defray his expenses. I give and bequeath to my son Thomas, a Parlor suite, his father's watch and ring. I give and bequeath to my son Ronald, a Bedroom suite consisting of 2 pieces, an easy chair, a side board and my own watch. I direct that out of certain moneys at present in the Bank three hundred dollars or thereabouts. My funeral expenses shall be paid, mourning apparel provided for my mother & niece Elizabeth Thomey and her daughter Lilian Thomey and the balance shall go to provide clothing and other necessaries for my children aforesaid. I also give and bequeath to my sons Thomas and Ronald 4 piece of silverware to be divided equally between them. I hereby appoint my mother Mrs. Elizabeth Thomey the Guardian of my two children aforesaid. I hereby appoint John L. Lawton executor of this my will.
I certify the foregoing to be a correct copy of the last will and Testament of Alice McGrath deceased
(Listed in the margin next to this will)
|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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