Will of Samuel James MacNeil, from Newfoundland will books
vol 11 page 390 probate year 1919
this name is spelled MacNiel throughout the will except for the
first line - J.B.
This will was read, recorded and transcribed by JUDY BENSON
While I have endeavored to be as correct as humanly possible,
there could be some typographical errors
Will of Samuel James MacNeil
Samuel James MacNeil deceased.
This is the last Will and Testament of meSamuel James MacNeil of St.
John's in the Island of Newfoundland Lumber Surveyor. I hereby revoke
all former Wills and Testamentary dispositions by me made at any time and
declare this and none other to be my last Will and Testament.
1. I give devise and bequeath my dwelling house in which I now
reside at No. 47 situate on Merry Meeting Road in Saint John's aforesaid
together with the land outhouses appurtenances and erections thereto belonging
and also all my pictures, trinkets furniture and household effects [save
and except as to the bequest to my grandson Hector hereinafter mentioned]
unto my niece Cecelia Augustus Llyall absolutely and for ever: And it is
my wish and desire that my said niece shall during the lifetime of my wife
Elizabeth Ann MacNiel support and maintain her as she is now maintained
and supported by me and
2. I give devise and bequeath my dwelling house which is now
occupied by my daughter-in-law Fanny MacNiel, widow and situate on Merry
Meeting Road in Saint John's aforesaid together with the lands and other
erections thereon unto my grandson Hector McNiel [son of the late James
MacNeil] and I give to him my two writing desks [the square folding cabinet
writing desk, and the writing desk bound in brass and also all my silver
watch and chain which I now wear to hold the same absolutely and for ever.
3. I give devise and bequeath all my guns and fire arms of every
description and also all cleaning and reloading implements and other implements,
tools, apparatus and ammunition for the same or used in connection therewith
which I have, unto my son Charles MacNiel absolutely.
4. I give devise and bequeath all my carpentering tools, turning
lathe and all other articles of every nature and description whatsoever
which I have unto my grandson William James MacNiel absolutely.
5. I give devise and bequeath all my interest in and to Masonic
Insurance and the moneys to be payable under same unto my wife Elizabeth
Ann MacNiel I appoint Cecelia Augusta Llyall aforesaid Executrix of this
my last Will and Testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto my
hand subscribed this seventh day of March Anno Domini one thousand nine
hundred and four. Samuel J. MacNiel. Signed by the said Samuel
James MacNiel as his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who
in his presence at his request and in the presence of each other have hereunto
subscribed our names as witnesses. Andrew Wilson. S. D. Blandford.
Correct William F. Lloyd
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland.
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Fiat Nov. 28/19
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