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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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Will of William Shaw
from Newfoundland will books volume 9 pages 29-30
probate year 1909
William Shaw deceased.
This is the last will and Testament
of me William Shaw of St. John’s in the Island
of Newfoundland, Storekeeper, hereby revoking all former wills and Testaments
by me at any time made.
First I give and bequeath to my son Ambrose,
all that piece or parcel of land, together with the dwelling house and
outhouses thereon. Situate on the west side of Shaw street. And bounded
on the south by property of Browning, Davidson, and my son Edward, on
the west by Elliot Estate, on the north by land of Hamlyn, and on the
East by Shaw street aforesaid and property of my sons Edward and Herbert,
subject nevertheless to the right of my wife Julia, to occupy the front
rooms on the first and second flats of the said dwelling house, during
her natural life or until she re-marries and subject to the provision
that should my said son Ambrose die without issue the said property shall
become the property of my said sons Herbert and Edward.
Second I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Julia all
monies which may be on deposit in the Newfoundland Savings Bank at the
time of my death and all loose monies or any monies that may be due to
me subject to the payment of my just debts Funeral, and Testamentary
Third I give and bequeath to my said wife all my household
furniture and effects and all the rest residue and remainder of the property
of which I shall die possessed for and during her natural life or until
she re-marries on the death or re-marriage of my said wife the same shall
become the property of my said son Ambrose
appoint Alexander Rooney of St. John’s Accountant executor hereto Dated at St. John’s
aforesaid this second day of October A.D. 1909. William Shaw.
Signed published and declared by the said Testator as and for his last
will and Testament in our presence, who in his presence at his request
and in the presence of each other subscribe our names as witnesses hereto Alexander
Rooney Chas H Hutchings
D. M. Browning
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
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Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013)
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