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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Mary Warrington


Will of Mary Warrington
from Newfoundland will books volume 4 pages 344-345 probate year 1884

In re
      Mary Warrington deceased.

In the name of God Amen.    This is the last will and testament of me Mary Warrington of St. John’s in the Island of Newfoundland Gentlewoman Whereas by virtue of a certain deed of Trust bearing date the twenty second day of September Anno Domini eighteen hundred and sixty made between John Warrington of St. John’s aforesaid Gentleman of the first part me the said Mary Warrington his wife of the second part and George Elmsly and James Shaw also of St. John’s aforesaid Merchants of the third part the said John Warrington did bargain sell and assign to the said George Elmsly and James Shaw as Trustees for the said Mary Warrington certain goods and chattels in the schedule to the said Deed mentioned and set forth And Whereas by virtue of the said deed for the considerations therein set forth it was mutually declared and agreed that the said George Elmsly and James Shaw and the survivor of them should hold the said goods and chattels and all such property as I should thereafter acquire or become possessed of upon Trust for my sole and separate use and behoof free from the control debts and liabilities of the said John Warrington     Now know all Men that in pursuance of the said Truste and by virtue of the said Deed I do make and publish this my last will and testament as follows namely
Firstly I give and bequeath to my dearly beloved daughter Elizabeth Anthony wife of Charles Anthony Junior of Hereford in the County of Hereford in England all my moneys scrip goods and chattels and property of what nature or kind soever of which my Trustees may stand possessed at the time of my decease or in which I may have any interest or claim whatsoever by reason of the said Trusts or otherwise
Secondly It is my will and desire that my estate should be realized by my executors hereinafter named as soon as possible after obtaining probate of this my will and that the proceeds thereof after payment of all my just debts and liabilities should be paid over by them without delay to the said Elizabeth Anthony for her sole and separate use and her sole receipt shall be a good and valid discharge and acquittance to them for the same.
Thirdly. It is my will that the said George Elmsly my surviving Trustee shall within three months after my decease render to my executors an account of the said trust estate and surrender the same to them obtaining from them a release discharge and acquittance from all liability under the said deed.
Fourthly I hereby nominate and appoint Jeffrey Lash of St. John’s aforesaid Confectioner and John Gillard of the same place Accountant to be the joint executors of this my last will and testament In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal at St. John’s aforesaid this twenty second day of December in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-nine.     Mary Warrington (LS)     Signed sealed published and declared as and for her last will and testament by the said testatrix in the presence of us who in the presence of the said testatrix and of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses hereto. Alexr J.W. McNeily, Attorney-at-law.   Margaret Kinsella. This is a codicil to my last will and testament hereinbefore written.     I hereby ratify and confirm my said will subject nevertheless to the following bequests that is to say I give

Certified correct,
D. M. Browning



Note: The wills in those will books are NOT actual wills. They are either hand-written copies or in later years typed copies of a, "last will and testament," written or typed by the court clerk, after the death of the testator, when the executor presented them to the court for probate. The court clerk didn't list the signatures at the bottom, he (or she) just put them in the book in whatever order they were in, on the original document, no spacing most of the time, no punctuation and also no paragraphs. The originals were kept by the executor.

We who have typed these wills, have made every effort to include all the errors that were on the microfilm, in order to avoid destroying the integrity of the originals, where ever they may be. However, in some of the very long wills, we have tried to insert paragraphs to make it easier for the researcher to read the document.

Page Contributed by Judy Benson & Ivy F. Benoit

Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013)

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