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Will of Mary Wilson
In re the Estate of Mary Wilson (deceased)
This is the last will and testament of me Mary Wilson of St. John's in the Island of Newfoundland widow hereby revoking all former and testamentary dispositions by me made and declaring this and none other to be my last will and testament I give devise and bequeath to Madge Wilson Lash daughter of William Herbert Lash at present of Montreal in the Dominion of Canada the dwelling house which I now reside in being No 49 and situate on Longs Hill in the town of St. John's aforesaid together with my leasehold interest in the land upon which the said house stands with the lands appurtenant It is my will and desire and I declare that my executor shall sell and convert into money my property, situate on Stephen's Street in the town of St. John's aforesaid and shall divide the proceeds of such sale of said property (less any expenses) in equal shares to Effie Forest, Joseph Forest and James Forest children of Effie and Thomas Forest station master at Castle Bank Fairlee Scotland I give devise and bequeath to George Herbert lash and Adele Marianne Lash children of William Herbert Lash aforesaid my Gower Street property (the said property being now in the occupancy of one AW Parsons as tenant) to hold the same in equal proportions or shares I give devise and bequeath the picture of my late husband Joseph Wilson (and the frame) to Effie Forrest wife of Thomas Forest aforesaid I give devise and bequeath the oil painting of Placentia (and the frame) to Bridget Connolly daughter of Michael Connolly of St. John's aforesaid butcher I give devise and bequeath the picture of Miss. Hunter to Mrs. Stein wife of Robert Stein of St. John's aforesaid mechanical engineer I give devise and bequeath my blue china tea set to Mrs. Eliza Haviland Edgar of St. John's aforesaid milliner It is my will and desire that all my household furniture and effects (same and except as to the bequests hereinbefore mentioned) shall be sold and out of the proceeds of such sale the sum of sixty dollars shall be paid to the Very Revd. Dean Ryan for Masses and I further will and direct that the sum realized for the folding bed shall be paid to the Rev. Archdeacon O'Neil for Masses for my sister Ann Keilly I give devise and bequeath the sum of two hundred dollars to my cousin Kate Rawlins of Oke Street Boston in the United States of America (the said sum of two hundred dollars shall be paid out of the amount due to me under mortgage by David Thistle) I give devise and bequeath the residue and remainder of my estate (after having paid my funeral and testamentary expenses and debts and also the erection of a tombstone) of every nature and kind whatsoever unto William Herbert Lash in trust for Anita(?) Reynolds Lash daughter of William Herbert Lash aforesaid
I certify the foregoing to be a correct copy of the last will and testament of Mary Wilson
(Listed in the Margin next to this will the following)
|Note: The wills in those will books are NOT actual wills. They are hand-written copies of a, "last will and testament," written 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. The originals were kept by the executor. |
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REVISED BY: Ivy F. Benoit May 23, 2002
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