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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
George Seaton Milligan Senior


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 convenience.
5. 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 circumstances.
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.
7. 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.
8. 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 M. Samways.

      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
Marshall having
duly renounced)
Value of
Est $20,100.00



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