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William R. Beesley Probate File

[note: this is only 2 pages of the large file]

 

Douglas County Courthouse, Ava, Missouri

Copy courtesy of Ronda J. Snider

[ ] = added by me bold = names and dates bold italics = signatures

William R. Beesley Probate File, Item 1, part 1:

LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT

Know All Men By These Presents:

That I, W. R. Beesley of the County of Douglas, State of Missouri being of sound mind and memory, do make and publish this, my Last Will and Testament, in manner and and (sic) following:

That R. E. Beesley have all

rights and privilage to all my realestate

and personal property at my death and

as long as She remains my Widow

at the death of said R. E. Beesley or as

long as She remains my Widow and

after all expenses be paid then said

realestate and personal property shall

fall to the Heirs of W. R. Beesley if the

said R. E. Beesley shall become helpless

and either of said W. R. Beesleys Heirs

or as many as may be necessarly needed

To care for said R. E. Beesley shall recieve

One Dollar per day for such service

to be deducted from my Estate and

after which they may shair Equealy

provided that should Either of said

Heirs atempt to break

or cause any trouble in

anyway whatsoever that he or She

shall recieve only Twenty five Dollars

of said Estate

William R. Beesley Probate File, Item 1, part 2:

And last I hereby constitute and appoint C. H. Rogers to be the Executor of this, my last will and testament, revoking and annuling all former wills by me made, and ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my last will and testament.

In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal, this the 9th day of September, A. D. 1916.

W. R. Beesley (Seal)

James L. Welch

S. M. holt

Witnesses

Last Will and Testament

of

W. R. Beesley

Date: September 9th 1916

filed Mch 27-1937

Recorded in Book

C (?) Page 81-84


William R. Beesley Probate File, Item 2, part 1:

Executor's Bond.

We C. H. Rogers as Principal and [blank] and [blank] as Securities, are held and firmly bound unto the State of Missouri, in the sum of Three Thousand Dollars, for the payment of which we do hereby bind ourselves, our heirs, executors and administrators, firmly by these presents.

Sealed with our seals, and dated at Ava in the State aforesaid this [blank] day of [blank] A. D. 19[blank].

The condition of the above bond is, That if the said C. H. Rogers, Executor of the Last Will and Testament of W. R. Beesley deceased, late of Douglas County, Missouri, shall well and faithfully execute the said Last Will and Testament, and shall make true and faithful inventories, returns and settlements of accounts of the estate of the said Testator, according to law, and shall, moreover, do and perform all other matters and things touching the execution of the said Last Will and Testament, as are or shall be prescribed by law, or enjoined on [blank] by the order, sentence or decree of any Court having competent jurisdiction, then this obligation to be void and of no effect; otherwise to remain in full force.

C. H. Rogers [SEAL]

A. F. Rogers [SEAL]

Clyde Penner [SEAL]

Leona F. Penner [SEAL]

Parthinia [or Parthenia] Rogers

I, G. [?] L. Jarrman[?] Notory Public of Wright County, Missouri, hereby certify that the above Bond was signed and executed in my presence.

G. L. Jarnson[?]

Notory Public

Douglas County Probate Court

Feby ___[?] Term, 1937

        Ordered, that the Bond of C. H. Rogers as

Executor of the Estate of W. R. Beesley, deceased be and hereby

is approved by the Court

Wm. Fletcher

Judge of Probate

William R. Beesley Probate File, Item 2, part 2:

OATH

STATE OF MISSOURI, }

County of Wright } ss

The Undersigned, C. H. Rogers, Executor of the Last Will and Testament of W. R. Beesley deceased, late of Douglas County, Missouri, personally appeared before me, the Judge of the Probate Court, in and for Douglas County, State of Missouri, and being duly sworn by me, upon oath says that he will make a true and perfect inventory of all and singular the goods and chattels, lands and tenements, rights and credits of the said Testator, according to law, and will well and truly execute or administer the Last Will and Testament of the said Testator, by paying, first, his debts, and then the legacies contained in said Last Will and Testaments, as far as the assets of the said Testator will extend and the law direct, render just accounts, and faithfully perform all things required by law touching such Executorship or Administration.

 

C. H. Rogers [SEAL]

        Sworn to and subscribed before me, at Mountain Grove this 3 day of April A. D. 1937

G. L. Jackson[?]

Notory Public

 

BOND AND OATH

OF

C. H. Rogers

Executor

(Or Administrator will Will Annexed)

OF LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF

W. R. Beesley

Recorded in Book

Probate Court

office N. 7

Page 50

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