Another transcription of this will: Amelia Gill

Transcribed by Geoff Martin from microfilm reel 2070897 at LDS Center (Newfoundland Will Books, Volume 4, Folio 45)
While I have endeavored to be as correct as humanly possible, there could be some typographical errors


Amelia was the daughter of Nicholas Gill and Elizabeth Mary Burton Gill.

She mentions her brother George Wood Gill. George was the sixth son of Nicholas and Elizabeth and he died at Belleville, West Virginia, March 30th, 1887.

Her sister Lucretia died in St. John's 29 Oct 1890.

Another brother was Henry Gilbert Hunt Gill.

Amelia Gill
Probate year 1879
In re Amelia Gill deceased

This is the last will and testament of me Amelia Gill of St. Johnís in the Island of Newfoundland spinster.

First. I direct that all of my just debts funeral and testamentary expenses be first paid out of my estate by my executor herein after appointed.

Second. I give and bequeath to my brother Frederick M. Gill (the sum of)* twenty five pounds currency also to my brother George W. Gill the like sum of twenty five pounds currency and to my brother Henry G. H. Gill the sum of one hundred pounds currency but should my said brothers Frederick M. and George W. or either of them die before my said brother Henry G. H. Gill then I give and bequeath to him absolutely the said sums or legacies or otherwise bequeathed to my said brothers in the event of the death of both or either as the case may be.

Third. As regards the residue of my estate lands monies chattels and effects whatsoever and wheresoever I give devise and bequeath the rents interest income and use thereof according to the nature of the property to my sisters Lucretia Sarah Calver Gill and Harriet Gill during their lives equally and to the survivor of them during her lifetime and should they or either of them survive my said brother Henry G. H. they or such survivor their or her executors administrators and assigns shall be entitled to all my said residue as aforesaid but should my said brother Henry G. H. survive both of my said sisters that I devise and bequeath all and singular the residue aforesaid to him his heirs and assigns for ever. I revoke all former wills and codicils by me at any time heretofore made and appoint my brother the said Henry G. H. Gill sole executor of this my will. In witness whereof I have to this my last will and testament subscribed my name and set my seal this fourth day of October A. D. one thousand eight hundred and seventy three. Amelia Gill (LS) Signed sealed and declared by the said Amelia Gill as for her last will and testament in our presence and in presence of each other. F.B.T. Carter John J. Burton

Certified Correct

D. M. Browning


*these words were inserted without the bracket

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