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Document - William McJannet Probate 1898

From the Collection of Warrnambool and District Historical Society Inc. 2 Gilles Street (south of Merri St) Warrnambool Victoria

Description
This is a piece of white paper folded in two with printed red lines on the edges of three of the pages. Three pages have typed material and one page has handwritten material in black ink. It gives details of the Will and Probate of William McJannet who died in 1898.
Size
W 49 cm H 38 cm. D cm.
Object Registration
000431
Keywords
william mcjannet, h.r.parrington, warrnambool
Historical information
Tait collection: item 44 of 62
This document gives details of the Will and Probate of William McJannet, a Warrnambool carpenter who died in 1898 at the age of 80. He and his wife and two of his children came to Australia from Scotland in the 1850s and at the time of his death he was living in Raglan Parade. He left real estate to the value of £400 and the beneficiaries were his children. The lawyer concerned with this document, H. Parrington, had legal offices in Kepler Street with the firm known as Higgins and Parrington but Mr Parrington was in partnership with Mr J.Tait when this document was drawn up. The document has been passed down to successive lawyers occupying the Kepler Street premises and located in this building in 2014.
When Made
1898
Significance
This document is of some importance as William McJannet was a well-known resident of Warrnambool in the 19th century. The document will be useful to researchers.
Last updated
31 May 2017 at 1:31PM