The Will of Augusta Cecil Collett (Ref. 18P19) of Santa Rosa

was made on 15th March 1934

and proved on 13th April 1937

 

 

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In the name of God, Amen, I, Miss Augusta Cecil Collett, now residing at 576 Mendocino Avenue, in the City of Santa Rosa, County of Sonoma, State of California, being of sound and disposing mind and memory, and not acting under duress, menace, fraud, or under the undue influence of any person whomsoever, but of my own free will, do make, publish and declare this my last will and testament in manner following, that it to say:

 

FIRST: I hereby revoke and annual any and all former wills and codicils to will by me made;

 

SECOND: Unto my half-sister, LEONORA JULIA COLLETT, who resides at Bury St Edmunds in England, I hereby give and bequeath all of the following described securities now owned by me which are in the possession of Barclays Bank Limited of 51 Abbeygate Street, Bury St Edmunds, to-wt:

 

320 Pounds 1st Mort. Irred 4% Deb Benskins Watford Brewery Limited;

11 Pounds 2 Shillings 1 Pence inscribed bank Cape of Good Hope consolidated 2% stock

28 Pounds 1 Shilling 8 Pence stock receipt 4% War Stock 1925/1945

105 Pounds 5 Shillings 3 Pence Stock Cert. 5% War Stock 1929/1947 PO register

135 Pounds 17 Shillings 3 Pence Stock Receipt Cape of Good Hope consolidated 3% 1949

139 Pounds 1 Shilling 1 Pence Stock Receipt Western Australia Govt. 3% 1920/36 Insc. 126 Pounds perp. 4% cons. debenture Canadian Pacific Railway Co.

4 Pounds Annuity Class B East India Railway Co. 80 pounds pref ordinary stock Anglo American Telegraph Co. 66 pounds 5% pref stock Southern Railway Co.

54 Pounds deferred ordinary stock Southern Railway Co.

46 Pounds deferred ordinary stock Southern Railway Co.

 

THIRD: Unto my half-brother JOHN ANTHONY COLLETT, residing at Vashon, Washington, I hereby give and bequeath all that portion of my clothing, jewellery, and household effects he may desire to take, and the rest residue and remainder of such clothing, jewellery, and household effects I hereby give and bequeath unto my dear friend Mrs Dawson Dixon of Santa Rosa, and request that she distribute the same in accordance with written directions which she will find in my desk.

 

FOURTH: Unto my said half-brother JOHN ANTHONY COLLETT, I hereby give and bequeath the sum of Six Thousand Dollars ($6,000.00) lawful money of the United States of America.

 

 

 


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FIFTH: All of the rest, residue and remainder of my estate I hereby give, devise and bequeath as follows:

 

(a)   To my dear friend Jessie Richardson of Santa Rosa, One Hundred Dollars

 

(b)   To Hattie Dobell, who served me so faithfully, One Hundred Dollars

 

(c)    To the Vestry of Church of the Incarnation of Santa Rosa, the sum of Two Thousand Dollars to be held by said Vestry perpetually in trust for the following uses and purposes, to-wit:

1.     To invest and reinvest the same in such manner as said Vestry may deem safe and proper, and

2.     To expend the income therefrom for the benefit of Church of the Incarnation of Santa Rosa in such manner as said Vestry deems advisable and for the best interests of said Church,

 

(d)   To my said half-sister, LEONORA JULIA COLLETT and my said half-brother JOHN ANTHONY COLLETT, all the rest, residue and remainder of my said estate, in equal shares

 

SIXTH: I hereby declare and direct that the legacies mentioned in paragraphs Second, Third and Fourth, of this my last will and testament, be paid and satisfied in full before anything be paid on the legacies mentioned in the Fifth paragraph of this my last will and testament, and that the two legacies to Jessie Richardson and Hattie Dobell be paid in full before anything be paid upon the legacy to the Vestry of the Church of the Incarnation of Santa Rosa.

 

SEVENTH: I hereby nominate and appoint R M Barrett and Fred W McConnell of Sonoma County or the survivor of them, Executors of my last will and testament, to act as such without giving bonds of any kind, and I hereby authorise my said Executors to dispose of any property of my estate, real or personal, at public or private sale, with or without notice.

 

In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand this the 15th day of March in the year One Thousand Nine Hundred and Thirty-Four (1934).

 

 

Miss Augusta Cecil Collett

 

 

The foregoing instrument, consisting of three pages, including this page signed by the testatrix, was, at the date thereof by Miss Augusta Cecil Collett, the maker thereof, signed, sealed, published as and declared by her to be her last will and testament, in our presence and in the presence of each of us, and we, at her request, in her presence and in the presence of each other, have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses thereto.

 

 

Eloise Lathrop Seaton, residing at Santa Rosa

Elwyn D Seaton, residing at Santa Rosa