Last Will and Testament of William P. Waldo (written in 1894)  


[Source: Norfolk County, Mass. Probate Case # 31256]


Know all men that I, William P. Waldo of Stoughton in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, being of sound mind do hereby make and declare the following instrument, being of sound mind do hereby make and declare the following instrument to be my last will viz:- 1st It is my will that all my just debts be paid.  2nd I give and devise to my niece Mrs. Emma L. Curtis of Stoughton all my real estate wherever the same may be, to her and to her heirs and assigns forever, subject to the rights of my wife therein, byt as this will is made by and with her advice and consent it is expected that she will release her interest therein.  3rd I give and bequeath to Mrs. Hester Louisa Gay of Stoughton and to Miss Mary W. Curtis daughters of said Emma L. Curtis as follow viz:- to H.L. Gay the sum of fifty (50) dollars and to Mary W. Curtis the sum of fifty (50) dollars and if anything remains after the payments I give the same in equal shares to said Emma L. Curtis, H.L. Gay and M. W. Curtis the Executrix of this will and direct that she be exempt from giving any surety of sureties on her Probate Bond. In witness whereof I the said William P. Waldo, hereunto set my hand and seal this twelfth day of February A.D. eighteen hundred and ninety-four.  Bequest of $30. changed to $50. before signing.  Attest Jabez Talbot.

                                                                                                                                                     William P. Waldo (Seal)

Then the above named William P. Waldo signed and sealed the foregoing instrument in our presence, declaring it to be his last will, and we hereunto, at his request in his presence, and in presence of each other hereunto set our names as witnesses.  Samuel W. Curtis, Jabez Talbot, Hannah A. Talbot.


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