The Will of
Died 22nd October 1898
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This is the Last WILL and Testament of me
JAMES CAMPBELL of Blue Spur in the Provincial District of Otago New Zealand, Miner.
After payment of all my just debts funeral and testamentary expenses
I Give Devise and Bequeath unto my Son Charles Campbell of Blue Spur, Miner, my watch and two gold albert chains and also my Turning Lathe with all the tools thereto belonging.
The Residence and ground in Gabriel's Gully together with all the furniture, beds, bedding and all cooking utensils and other articles used in and about the House and also 4 head of cattle now running about the place, I Give and Bequeath equally to my three daughters namely Margaret Flatman or Campbell, Catherine Campbell, and Sarah Campbell so that they may live together;
But should they disagree, or either one, or other wish to separate from the others, then the whole of the above property in which they are equally, and joint owners, shall be sold by public sale, and the proceeds, after expenses are paid, shall be divided equally between the above named three daughters unless they can mutually agree to a division of the property and thus avoid a public sale, which would be better.
All property in and about the place such as Spring cart, Harness, saddle Bridle etc. and all other articles not immediately in use to be sold by public sale and the proceeds added to insurance policy money and all other money due me from whatever source accruing added together and divided into twelve (12) equal parts, to be delt with as follows:-
I Give and Bequeath
To Margaret Flatman or Campbell 3/12 of the above last above sum,
To Catherine Campbell 2/12,
To Annie Campbell 2/12
To Jane Campbell 1/12
To Maria Swanwick or Campbell 2/12 and
To Sarah Campbell 2/12.
I Give Margaret the most as she has had the most trouble in looking after the two little children Ivy and Molly and I hereby appoint Charles Campbell (my Son) Miner of Blue Spur and Thomas Cousins Farmer of Tuapeka West, or either of them, or survivor of them to be executors or executor of this my WILL.
As witness my hand this sixteenth day of July 1898
Signed by the testator, James Campbell,
as and for his last will and testament
in the presence of us, who, in his presence,
at his request and in the presence of each other
have hereto subscribed our names as witnesses
Michael Drew - Miner, Blue Spur
Oliver Dawson - Miner, Blue Spur
Transcribed by Stuart Park.
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