Transcribed by Judy Benson & Ivy Benoit. While I have endeavored to be as correct as humanly possible, there could be some typographical errors

Newfoundland will books volume 4 pages 380-381 probate year 1885

Will of George G. Geddes


This is the last will and testament of me George Gibson Geddes of St. Johnís in the Island of Newfoundland Storekeeper-

First- I give devise and bequeath to Timothy Cummins of St. Johnís Clerk in the Examining Goods office St. Johnís the sum of fifty dollars-

Second- I give devise and bequeath to Robert Laurie of St. Johnís Buyer at Messrs. Walter Grieve & Coís the sum of twenty dollars-

Third- I give devise and bequeath to Mrs. Betsey Kelly wife of John Kelly of Middle Cove near St. Johnís the sum of twenty dollars.

Fourth- I give devise and bequeath to Robert Thorburn of St. Johnís Merchant the sum of thirty dollars to purchase a plain gold ring as a souvenir of our long friendship-

Fifth- I give devise and bequeath to my daughter Mary Elizabeth OíMara widow of the late David W OíMara of Ferryland in the southern district of Newfoundland in yearly instalments of two hundred dollars all the residue and remainder of my estate of every description and kind whatsoever including a piece of land on the north side of the Pennywell Road St. Johnís- Also a Life Policy in the Masonic Mutual Insurance Company of Newfoundland also any other monies chattels or effects that I may be possessed of at the time of my death the first payment to be made twelve months after my decease all of which is to be free from the control of any future husband and with power only to the said Mary Elizabeth OíMara to will the same to the children she had by the late David W. OíMara share and share alike and further that she shall have no power whatever under this will to leave any portion of the said estate to any future husband she may have nor to any child that she may have by him

Sixth- I hereby cancel the bequest made me in a former will to my daughter-in-law Martha A. Weldon of Moncton New Brunswick and I hereby revoke all former will or wills made by me and declare this to be my last will and testament.

Lastly I appoint The Honorable Robert Thorburn of St. Johnís Merchant sole executor under this my last will and testament

In witness whereof I the said George Gibson Geddes have hereunto set my hand at St. Johnís Newfoundland this twenty ninth day of April A.D. one thousand eight hundred and eighty five- Geo. G. Geddes. Signed published and declared by the said testator as and for his last will and testament in our presence who at his request and in the presence of each other have hereunto set our names as witnesses on the day and year and place first within written.     Arthur Clift, Augustus O. Hayward.

Certified correct,
D. M. Browning

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