Copy of the will of James Nicholas Wearne
In the Supreme Court
This is the last Will and testament of me James Nicholas Wearne of Newtown near Kadina in the Province of South Australia. Gentleman.
I revoke all testamentary writings heretofore accounted by me and devise all the real estate to which I shall be entitle at the time of my death unto and to the use of my wife Christiana Wearne for her life and after her death to the use of my daughter Jane Wearne absolutely. I bequeath all the personal estate to which I shall be entitled at the time of my deathto my said wife Christiana Wearne for her life. And after her death I bequeath the said personal estate to my said daughter Jane Wearne absolutely. I direct that my just debts funeral and testmentary expenses shall be paid by my Executors out of my said personal estate as soon as conveniently may be after my decease. And I appoint my said wife and daughter to be Executors of my said this my will. In witness whereof the said James Nicholas Wearne set by my hand this fourth day of October one thousand nine hundred.
Signed by the testator James Nicholas Wearne and for this last will and testament in the presence of us both present at the same time who at his request in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses E.A. Pearce solicitor Kadina and W.W. Millican baker Kadina.
The above will of James Nicholas Wearne late of Newtown near Kadina in the State of South Australia Gentleman deceased who died at Newtown aforesaid on the seventh day of July 1901 was proved in the Supreme Court of South Australia on the first day of August 1902 by Christiana Wearne of Newtown aforesaid widow the relict of the said deceased and Jane Wearne of Newtown aforesaid spinster the daughter of the said deceased the executors therein named
Dated this 1st day of August 1902.
Estate sworn not to exceed in value 250 pounds.