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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Alexander J. W. McNeily


Will of Alexander J. W. McNeily
from Newfoundland will books volume 9 pages 409-410 probate year 1912

In re
      Alexander J. W. McNeily      deceased.

      This is the Last will and Testament of me Alexander J. W. McNeily of St. John’s in the Island of Newfoundland one of His Majesty’s Counsel I give and bequeath to my Executors all the Estate and property of which I shall die possessed and I appoint my sons James Alexander William Whiteford McNeily Barrister at Law and James Johnston Rogerson McNeily Accountant as the Executors of this my last will and Testament Upon Trust after payment of all my just debts and funeral and Testamentary expenses to make disposition of my Estate when realized as follows:
1. I give devise and bequeath to my dear son James A.W.W. McNeily all my interest in the firm of “McNeily & McNeily” and all my books and silver and plated ware and the large China Punch Bowl (said to have been the property of Sir John Harvey formerly Governor of Newfoundland) also my signet ring
2 To my dear son James J. R. McNeily I give devise and bequeath the sum of $400.00 Also my land at Salmonier held under grant from the Crown to the late James Goodfellow and purchased by me from his Estate, which land contains about 196 acres more or less Also the gold locket set in Aqua Marine formerly worn by my dear wife and containing my photograph
3. To my dear son Alexander Robert Goodfellow McNeily I give devise and bequeath the sum of $500.00. Also my gold watch and chain and his mothers wedding Ring which I wear
4. It is my will and desire that all my steel Engravings of Dore’s pictures and all my Bartolazzis and other old Prints and engravings shall be sent for sale to England the United States or Canada as I fear that the artistic taste of Newfoundland is not sufficiently educated to appreciate their value.
5 All the rest residue and remainder of my estate not hereinbefore appropriated I give devise and bequeath to my three sons James A W W McNeily    Alexander R. G. McNeily and James J R. McNeily share and share alike In witness whereof I have hereunto subscribed my hand this 9th day of March A.D. 1904 Alex J. W. McNeily

Certified correct,
D. M. Browning

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Oct 17/11
Emerson J.
Feb. 10/12
to J. A. W. W.
(reserving the
rights of
J.J.R. McNeily
sworn at



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