Description Will of Mary Ann Graham of Westville, NS


Will of Mary Ann Graham, deceased

Certified Copy for Reg of Deeds
I Mary Ann Graham wife of Edward graham of Westville in the County of Pictou and Province of Nova Scotia being of sound and disposing mind and memory do make and publish this as my  last will and Testament

I do nominate and appoint the Reverend Robert Cumming Pastor of Carmel Church Westville executor of this my Will and Testament

I devise and bequeath to my beloved husband Edward Graham the use during the term of his natural life of the house and property in which I now reside situate on the north side of Church Street together with all the furniture bedding and crockery belonging thereto At his decease the real estate and personal property to be sold and proceeds divided equally between my two nephews John Roderick Collie of Rocklin Middle River and John David Crockett of Marshdale both in the County aforesaid.

I hereby direct my executors to sell a piece of land containing six acres more or less which I own situate at the east end of the Town of Westville on the north said of the Street leading to New Glasgow and to divide the proceeds as follows

To the Korean Foreign Mission of the Presbyterian Church in Canada one hundred Dollars

To my husband Edward Graham one hundred dollars

To my brother Daniel Collie twenty dollars

To my brother Anthony Collie twenty dollars

To Mary Ann Collie wife of brother Anthony twenty dollars

To my sister Elizabeth Robertiere** of Hardwood Hill twenty dollars

To Annie Graham daughter of William Graham Westville ten dollars

In the event of the sale of the piece of land aforesaid not realizing enough to pay these legacies and the expenses incidental to probating my will then the legacies shall be paid in the proportions above stated out of the money available.

I desire to state that it is my wish to be interred in Auburn Cemetery Westville and I hereby instruct my executor to pay all my just debts and funeral expenses as soon as possible after my decease also to see ot it that the lot where i am buried is properly cared for and a Tablet erected to mark my resting place.

In Witness Whereof I have hereunto set my hand this twenty fourth day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and five

Signed      X her mark   Mary Ann Graham    L.S.

Signed sealed published and declared by said Mary Ann Graham as and for her last Will and Testament in the presence of us who at her request in her presence and in the presence of each other have hereto subscribed our names as witnesses.

Signed          Jessie McDonald
Signed          Bessie G Campbell

The aforesaid Mary Ann Graham personally appeared before me and declared that she executed the within instrument of her own free will and without constraint or persecution on the part of her husband or any other person whatsoever

J. F. Oliver  J.P.

in and for the County

of Pictou

County of Pictou S.S.

In the Court of Probate

I John D. McLeod Registrar of said Court do hereby certify that the foregoing paper writing is a true and correct copy of the last Will and Testament of Mary Ann Graham late of Westville in said County of Married Woman which said will  was duly admitted to Probate in said Court at Pictou on the 30th  day of December AD 1905.

Witness my hand at Pictou aforesaid this 30th. day of December AD 1905.

John D. MacLeod  Registrar

Office, County of Pictou,  AUG 10 1906  I certify that the within instrument was duly registered at 12:30 PM of the above day in Book 4, page 174,175  on the certificate of John D. MacLeod Reg

John Yorston  Registrar.

File Location

Vault - Registry of Deeds Shelf

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