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Will of Elizabeth M Watt



I, Elizabeth M. Watt, wife od David Watt, residing at No. 1600 Green Street in the City of Philadelphia being of sound mind memory and understanding do make and publish this my Last Will and Testament in manner following, hereby revoking all former Wills by me at any time heretofore made and and declare this to be my last Will and Testament.
 
First, I order and direct all my just debts and funeral expenses to be paid by my executor herein after named as soon after my decease as he may be enabled to do so.

Second, I give and bequeath to my sister, Mary McFarland and to her heirs, the sum of fifteen hundred dollars.

Third, I give and bequeath to my nephew David M. McFarland of West Chester, Chester County, State of Pennsylvania, the sum of one thousand dollars IN Trust nevertheless that he shall invest the same in such securities as are authorised by law, and the interest and income derived therefrom, when due, he shall receive the same, and when so received, shall pay it to my sister, Margaret Mitchell during her natural life with power to the said Trustee at his discretion, to expend a part, or all of said principal for the comfortable maintenance of my said sister without any accountability to any person or persons for so doing; and at and immediately after the decease of my said sister Margaret, whatever may remain of said principal and interest not expended in the manner heretofore directed, my will is that he shall pay the same to my nephew Benjamin R. Mitchell and to his heirs.

Fourth, I give and bequeath to my niece Mary H. Merriman and to her heirs, the sum of one thousand dollars.

Fifth, I give and bequeath to my nephew Elbridge F. Meconkey and to his heirs the sum of one thousand dollars.

Sixth, I give and bequeath to my grandniece and namesake Elizabeth Watt McFarland, daughter of my said nephew David M. McFarland, the sum of two hundred dollars and direct that the said sum shall be paid to her father the said David M. McFarland as Trustee that he shall invest the same and the interest and income thereupon , in such securities as are authorised by law until she arrives at the age of Twenty-one years, whereupon he shall pay to my said grandniece the principal of the said Trust fund as it may have accumulated by means of the interest and income thereof provided should my said grandniece die without issue surviving before she arrives at the said age of Twenty-one years, in such case it is my will and I so direct that the said sum of Two Hundred dollars with the accumulated interest therein held in Trust as aforesaid shall become part of my residuary estate.

Seventh, I give and bequeath to my son John H. Watt and to his heirs the sum of Five Hundred dollars.

Eighth, I give and bequeath to my nieces Caroline M. Stewart and Margaret J. Hinckley daughters of my said sister Mary McFarland each the sum of Five hundred dollars, provided should either or both of my said nieces before receiving said bequests, die, leaving no issue surviving, in such case, it is my will and I so direct that the said bequest and bequests shall become a part of my residuary estate, this provision to refer only to the one so dying.

Ninth, I give and bequeath to my nephews, John M. McFarland and David M. McFarland and Benjamin R. Mitchell, and to the heirs of each of them, the sum of Five hundred dollars each , the total amount of this bequest being Fifteen Hundred dollars

Tenth, It is my will and I hereby order and direct that each and all of the heretofore mentioned bequests shall not be subject to any deduction for Collateral Inheritance Tax, nor any charge whatsoever, but shall be paid in full out of my residuary estate.

Eleventh, All the rest residue and remainder of my estate I give devise and bequeath unto my dear husband David Watt, and it is my will, that should my said husband die before me, the said residuary of my estate shall be equally divided between our daughters, Annie J. Watt, Eliza S. Watt, and my niece, Eliza J. Boyd, share and share alike, and their heirs.

Twelfth, I hereby nominate constitute and appoint my dear husband David Watt executor of this my last Will and Testament, and I order and direct that should he depart this life before me, or should he not wish to take upon himself the burden of the settlement of my estate, and should renounce the same, then in in such case, I hereby constitute and appoint our son the said John H. Watt, heretofore named, my executor in place of his father the said David Watt.

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this twentieth day of October, Anno Domini One Thousand eight hundred and seventy nine.


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