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Last Will and Testament of Mary Jane Bell


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Media Type:
Text
Item Type:
Documents
Description:
This is the last will and testament of Mary Jane Bell of the village of St. George, Ont.

The original document is held by the South Dumfries Historical Society.
Date of Original:
13 September 1919
Subject(s):
Personal Name(s):
Mary Jane Bell
Local identifier:
2011SD049
Collection:
South Dumfries Historical Society
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.2501 Longitude: -80.24966
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Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
Recommended Citation:
Last will and testament of Mary Jane Bell, 1919. South Dumfries historical Society. 1999.97.04.
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Full Text

THIS IS THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF me HARY J. BELL, of the Village of St. George, in the County of Brant, Widow, made this Thirtieth day of September A. D. 1919.

I hereby revoke all former Wills and other Testamentary Dispositions by me at any time heretofore made, and declare this to be my last Till and Testament.

I do not appoint any Executor of this my Will, as I wish my children to agree on the appointment of some one or more of them to administer my Estate, and carry out the directions contained in this my Will.

I direct that all my just debts, funeral and testamentary expenses be -aid out of ray Estate as soon after my death as may be convenient.

After the payment of my just debts, funeral and testamentary expenses, I direct that all my Estate be divided in eight equal shares, and one of such shares is to be divided in four equal parts, of which one is to be paid to the Trustees of the Toronto Sick Children’s Hospital; one to the Trustees of the Brant County Sunday School Association, and two such parts to the Trustees of the Brantford Children’s Shelter.

I direct that in calling in the money due on any bonds held by me, issued by B. Bell & Son Company, or calling in any money owing to me from B. Bell & Son Company, or used in their business, no means are to be used which may in any way embarrass the said business, and that all interest overdue and unpaid on any such bonds or moneys shall be cancelled, and none is to be collected by my Estate.

I further direct that any money paid or advanced by B« Bell & Son Company, or by P. K. Bell on my account, is to be repaid by my Estate and is not to be set off against any interest owing to me on bonds or other securities for money owing to me.

I further direct that no interest is to be charged on moneys advanced by me for the purpose of purchasing a partnership in the Dental Office of the late Dr. Templar.

I direct that if any of my children, Frank K. Bell, Louie M. Bell Hunter, Benjamin C. Bell and Carrie Alice Bell Griffith shall not at the time of my decease have received his or her share of the Estate of my late husband in full, as devised by his Will, whatever amount of deficiency exists shall be paid to any of such children who shall not then have received their shares in full, and I further will and direct that if there is any other deficiency in paying the legacies or bequests set out in my late Husband's Will, that such shill be made good and paid out of my Estate before any legacies here in before bequeathed be paid from my Estate, if my husband's cannot pay them.

After payment of any sums provided for in the foregoing paragraphs of this my Will, I give and bequeath to my three children Charles B. Bell, James Walter Bell and Mary Josephine Batten the sum of One Thousand Dollars each.

All the remainder of my Estate I direct shall be divided among my seven children, Charles Bird Bell, James Walter Bell, Mary Josephine Patten, Louie H. Bell Hunter, Benjamin C. Bell, Carrie Alice -ell Griffith and Prank K. Bell in equal shares, and I direct that if at the time of my decease any of said children shall have predeceased me, leaving children surviving, that his or her share shall go to such children and be paid to them on their attaining twenty-one years of age.

I direct that all my property, real and personal, of every nature and kind and wheresoever situate, not consisting of ready money, shall be converted into money as soon as may be convenient after my decease consistently with the directions contained in the other paragraphs of this my Will.

In Witness Whereof I have hereunto set my hand the day and year first above written.

(KARY J. BJSLL)

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Last Will and Testament of Mary Jane Bell


This is the last will and testament of Mary Jane Bell of the village of St. George, Ont.

The original document is held by the South Dumfries Historical Society.