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Last Will and Testament

William D. Finleyson

 

Last Will and Testament

William D. Finleyson

 

Georgia Wilcox County

In the name of God, amen I William D. Finleyson a Citizen of Wilcox County State of Georgia, do make ordain and declare this Instrument which is written by my request and every page thereof Subscribed with my name to be my last will and Testament revoking all others.

 

1st All my debts of which there but few and none of magnitude are to be punctually and speedily paid. And the legacies herein after bequeathed are to be discharged as soon as circumstances will permit And in the manner directed. To my dearly beloved sisters, Mary, Martha and Catharine Finleyson I give and bequeath the use profit and benefit of my whole estate Real and Personal for the term of their natural lives. All Real and Personal property namely Lands, notes, money and all perishable property and growing crops and accounts I constitute and appoint to my dearly beloved sisters Mary, Martha and Catharine, Executrix and of this my will and testament.

 

2nd In the construction of which it will be readily perceived that no professional character has been constructed or has had any agency in the draft and that although it has occupied many of my leisure hours to digest and is brung it into its present form. It may not withstanding appear crude and incorrect but having endevered to be plain, And explicit in all the devices even at the expence of prolixity perhaps of tantology. I hope and trust that no disputes will arise concerning them but if contrary to expectation the case should be otherwise from the want of legal expressions or the usual technical terms or because too much or too little has been said on any of the devices to be consistent with Law. My Will and direction expressly is that all disputing if unhappily any should arise shall be decided by three impartial and intelligent men known for their probity and good understanding to be chosen by the disputants each having the choice of one and the third by those two, which three men thus chosen shall unfettered by Law or legal constructions declare there sense of the testatorís instruction and Such decision is to all intents and purposes to be as binding on the parties as if it had been given in Supreme Court of the United States.

In Witness of all and of each of these things herein contained I have set my hand and seal this August in the year one thousand eight hundred and ninety two.

Wm D. Finleyson, (L.S.)

 

Witnesses

Z.Y. Brown

L.F. Finleyson

J.C. Noble

 

Georgia Wilcox County Sept 5th 1892

You,  Z. Y. Brown and J.C.  Noble do swear that you Saw W.D. Finleyson sign the above instrument of writing, which he signed as his last will and testament, saw him sign in his lifetime and in his right mind.

Sworn to and subscribed before

Witnesses

Z.Y. Brown

J.C. Noble

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 5th day of Sept. 1892

C.S. McCall

Ordinary

 

 

 

 

Source: Will Book 1858-1957

Film No. 271348

transcribed by Janet Moore
to provide free research
to Wilcox County families.
 
 

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