Transcribed by Geoff Martin from microfilm reel 2070897 at LDS Center (Newfoundland Will Books, Volume 5, Folio 486)
While I have endeavored to be as correct as humanly possible, there could be some typographical errors
|TRANSCRIBER'S NOTES :
This is the will for Lucretia Sarah Calver Gill, second daughter of Nicholas Gill and Elizabeth Mary Burton Gill. Her will is almost identical to the will for her sister Amelia Gill, fourth daughter of Nicholas and Elizabeth.
Their wills were both dated 1873 and were obviously done at the same time because of their great similarity.
|Lucretia Sarah Calver
Probate year 1890
|Last Will and Testament of Lucretia
Sarah Calver Gill of St. Johnís Spinster Deceased.____
This is the last Will and Testament of me Lucretia Sarah Calver 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 hereinafter ap- pointed. 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. then I give and bequeath to him absolutely the said sums or legacies so 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)* and 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 Amelia 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 then I devise and bequeath all and singular the residue aforesaid to him his Heirs and assigns forever. 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. L.S.C. Gill (LS) Signed sealed and Declared by the said Lucretia Sarah Calver Gill as and for her last Will and Testament in our presence and in presence of each other. F.B.T. Carter John J. Burton. I certify the foregoing to be a correct copy of the last Will and Testament of Lucretia Sarah Calver Gill
*the word monies was inserted without the brackets