14-06-1894: Probate lodged for the Will of James Ferguson

The Argus, Melbourne, Thursday 14th June 1894.

“WILLS AND ESTATES”

“The will, dated April 2, 1887, and codicils, dated May 8, 1890, and September 27, 1891, of James Ferguson, late of Leonard-street, Royal-park, glass importer, who died on April 17, has been lodged for probate. The estate is valued as £24,317, of which £15,088 is realty and £9,229 personalty. The testator directs that his interest in his Collins-street property shall be sold, and that out of the proceeds a sum of £1,000 shall be invested for the three children of his deceased daughter, Barbara Kier, wife of Crawford Kier, of Sydney, and £1,000 for the benefit of his daughter, Margaret Ferguson, for life, and then to his other daughters now surviving in equal shares. The residue of this fund and the proceeds of his Dryburgh-street and Eden-park properties is to be equally divided among his daughters, Janet Kay Auld, wife of Thomas Auld, of Flinders-street, Melbourne, grocer; Marion Williams, wife of Edward Williams, of Inglewood, Ironmonger; Antonia Wallace Gordon, widow of Alexander Gordon; and Sarah Campbell Gentles, wife of Alexander Gentles, of Moonee ponds, wool-classer. Her directs a sum of £1,000 to be invested for the benefit of his sister, Marion Ferguson Bishop, of Glasgow, Scotland, for life, and then to her son, Thomas Bishop, and the testator’s sister in-law, Barbara Lawson Kennedy, in equal shares. The residue of the estate is left to the testator’s son, James Ferguson, for life, and then to his children, or failing children to the testator’s surviving daughters in equal shares”.

 

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