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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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Mary Ann Perry
Will of Mary Ann Perry
from Newfoundland will books volume 8 pages 237 to
239 probate year 1907
Mary Ann Perry deceased.
I Mary Ann Perry of Port De-Grave
Conception Bay Newfoundland, being of sound and disposing mind and memory
do make and publish this as and for my last will and testament, hereby
revoking all former wills and testamentary dispositions heretofore at any
time by me made I hereby appoint my nephew Robert Dawe and my friend Harold
Andrews to be the executors of my will. I hereby
direct my said executors to pay all my just debts funeral and testamentary
expenses as soon as possible after my decease. I hereby bequeath to my two
brothers Thomas Dawe and Samuel Dawe and my two sisters Annie
Andrews and Sarah
Bartlett my house in Halifax which is sold to Cook of Halifax according
to agreement In case Cook breaks agreement my house is to be sold and proceeds
to be equally divided between my brothers and sisters as aforesaid If Cook
holds to agreement my sister Annie is to receive $44.00 Forty Four Dollars
a year during her life until her share of the value of house is all taken out.
Three Hundred Dollars $300.00 of money owed me by my nephew Wilfred
Dawe is to be paid by him during the next three years and divided between my
brothers and sisters equally, the balance owned me by my nephew Wilfred
Dawe I give and bequeath to him for ever.
I also give and bequeath
to my brothers and sisters Land owned by me at Black Duck Pond, Bareneed,
same land to be sold and proceeds to be equally divided between my brothers & sisters
I give and bequeath
to my nephew John Dawe all monies owed me by him as a compensation for
his kindness and trouble to me. I also give and bequeath my nephew John
Dawe my organ & organ stool, my music and other books and all furniture
belonging to me now in front Room of house owned by my nephew John
I also give and bequeath my nephew John Dawe my Bread Knife
and my Carving Knife and Fork.
I give and bequeath to my niece Alice Bartlett my Bed and
Bedding and all my Bed - Room Furniture
I give and bequeath to my niece Bertha
Bowden a half Dozen Silver Teaspoons.
give and bequeath to Winnie Bowden daughter of my niece Bertha
Gold watch and chain.
I give and bequeath Mary Dawe wife of
my nephew Robert Dawe my opal Ring.
I give and bequeath to
my niece Ethel Bussey my Diamond Ring I give and bequeath to my sister-in-law
Mary Dawe wife of my brother Thomas Dawe my
set of Chinaware.
I give and bequeath to my brother Samuel Dawe the enlarged
Photos of myself and also that of my late husband Geo Perry.
give and bequeath to my nephew Robert H. Andrews, ½ Doz
I give and bequeath to my nephew Gilbert Andrews all my Knives
give and bequeath to Irene Roberts daughter of my niece Jennie
Roberts my Wedding Ring.
I give and bequeath Louise Dawe wife of
my nephew George Dawe my lace Bed-Spread, and my best set
of Pillow covers.
I give and bequeath to my niece Mary A Bishop my Butter Knife
and half Dozen Table Spoons.
I give and bequeath to my sister-in-law Ann Maria
Dawe wife of my late brother Henry Dawe my Fur Boa.
I give and bequeath my silver sugar spoon to my friend Flora Andrews.
I give and bequeath my Large trunk to St. Lukes Church Wms association.
the rest of my belongings in the world not mentioned in my will I give
and bequeath to my brothers and sisters to be equally divided amongst them,
and in case either or all of them should die before everything is settled
up whatever each ones share is must be divided equally amongst their children. In
witness whereof I have hereto set my hand this 31st Day of January
in the year of our Lord, one thousand nine Hundred and seven 1907. Mary
Ann her X mark Perry. Signed Sealed published and declared as and
for her last will and testament by said Mary Ann Perry in
the presence of us present at the same time who at her request in her presence
and in the presence of each other hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses
Witness:- Harold Andrews Nathan Newell
D. M. Browning
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Feb. 27. 07
March 28 07
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Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013)
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