Will of George Seaton Milligan Senior
from Newfoundland will books volume
7 pages 133-134 probate year 1902
Last Will and Testament of
George S. Milligan of St. John's
Methodist Clergyman deceased.
Know all men by these presents made at St.
John's N.F. on this second day of January, one thousand eight hundred and eighty
nine, as follows: In the name of God Amen. I George Seaton Mulligan of
St. John's Newfoundland Methodist Minister and Superintendent of Methodist
Schools, knowing that it is appointed unto all men once to die, and being of
sound and disposing mind do make and ordain this my last will and Testament
in the following manner and form.
1. I request and appoint my sons Archibald
H. Milligan and George S. Milligan Jr. and my trusty friend Alexander
Marshall Esq St. John's to be my executors to carry out the purposes
expressed in this my last will and Testament.
2. I wish my executors to pay
all my just and lawful debts, funeral expenses and other just claims against
me at my death, from any source.
3. I grant to my beloved wife, Sarah Elizabeth
Milligan in addition to provision made for her by me by annuity from
the supernumerary and widow's fund of the Methodist church, and any cash given
her or invested in her name personally, now or before my death the further
sum of Three hundred dollars per annum payable quarterly from my estate during
her life, also the use of the house now occupied by us and being the eastern
half of buildings erected by me on LeMarchant Road and known as No 55 with
garden and barn in its immediate rear, also the use of all furniture and household
effects, contained in said house that she may wish to retain, and of such books
in my library such as sermons or practice commentaries that she may desire
for her perusal and edification this use of house furniture household effects
and books to be for her life.
4. Having divided already among my three children
the estate of their mother Margaret Amelia Milligan, I wish
it to be known that the piano (manufactured by Wagner) belongs to my daughter Julia
S. Abraham by such disposal, though still in our home for present
I wish my executors to keep at least Four thousand dollars insured upon the
two houses in LeMarchant Road or in that proportion on each of them also to
keep them in reasonable repair while the eastern half is required as provided
above or either half remains unsold, and in case fire should destroy our present
home and interrupt the provisions of this will and Testament, then I hereby
empower and direct my executors to make such arrangements as commends itself
to their judgment or that of a majority of them, out of my estate in its altered
6 I grant to my three children Julia S. Abraham, Archibald
H. Milligan and George S. Milligan Jr. in equal proportions,
or if deceased at my death to their heirs, if any, the remainder, annually
of any income from my estate from rents interest or other sources; and at the
decease of my beloved wife Sarah E. Milligan, all that may
remain of my property in real or personal estate in this colony or other country,
to them or their heirs in equal shares.
If deemed best by my executors or a majority of them to sell land fronting
on LeMarchant Road east of my present residence No. 55 or other part of my
real or personal estate and make investments which are deemed secure and profitable
to my estate and the execution of the trusts of this will and Testament I hereby
grant them full indemnity from all losses that may be sustained by such action,
provided that it was undertaken in the interests of my estate.
I do hereby disannul and revoke every other, and declare this to be my last
will and Testament. (Sgd) George S. Milligan (LS) Signed Sealed
and declared in presence of (sgd) John B. Ayre (sgd) Wm
I certify the foregoing to be a correct
copy of the last will and Testament of George Mulligan deceased
D. M. Browning
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
By the court
granted on the
4th day of Feby.
1902 to Archibald
A. Milligan & Geo. S.
Milligan Jr. (the
other exor. Alex