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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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Mary Ann McKenzie
Will of Mary Ann McKenzie
from Newfoundland will books volume 8 pages 17 & 18 probate year 1906.
In the Estate of
Mary Ann McKenzie deceased.
This is the last will and testament of me Mary Ann McKenzie of Saint John's widow.
First: I desire that all my just debts funeral and testamentary expenses shall be first paid by my executor hereinafter named.
Second. I appoint Alexander D. Rankin of St. John's Grocer executor of this my will.
Third I direct that my executor shall as soon as possible after my death realize all property estate and effects of which I shall die possessed and out of the proceeds thereof shall pay to my friend Hannah Louisa Baxter the sum of forty dollars as a slight remembrance of a friendship extending over many years and then shall pay the residue in equal shares to my sister Elizabeth Ash and my sisters-in-law Agnes McKenzie and Christina McKenzie or the survivor or survivors of them.
Witness my hand at Saint John's this sixteenth day of January one thousand nine hundred. M.A. McKenzie
signed Published and declared by the said testatrix as and for her last will and testament in our presence who in the presence of said testatrix and of each other (all present at the same time) have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses the said will having been first read over to and approved by the said testatrix in our presence Isa(?) W. Muir D. Morison.
I wish to make an alteration in my will dated at St. John's N.F. January 16th 1900 :- Owing to the death of my sister-in-law Christina McKenzie who died since the making of my will as dated above (& who has provided for her sister Agnes McKenzie) I wish the portion allotted to the said Christina McKenzie and Agnes McKenzie be divided between my sister Elizabeth Ash & my niece Hannah Hoffman and my Brothers Charles wife, Annie Ash of Harbor Grace equally. I also wish Fifty dollars instead of Forty dollars as mentioned in my will to be given to Hannah Louisa Baxter. Before the above portions are divided I wish one hundred dollars ($100.00) to be reserved towards keeping my plot in Cemetery in order M.A. McKenzie
Signed and declared this 24th day of January 1902 in the presence of the witnesses whose names are here subscribed W.H. Lash Isa. W. Muir
I certify the foregoing to be a correct copy of the last will and testament of Mary A. M. McKenzie.
D. M. Browning
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
D. Rankin on
the 12th day
of May AD
|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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Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (November 4, 2002)
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