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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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Will of Samuel Angel
from Newfoundland will books volume 12
pages 379 & 380 probate year 1923
SAMUEL ANGEL. DECEASED.
This is the last Will and Testament of me Samuel Angel of St. John's, Labourer.
- FIRST. I hereby revoke all former wills and testamentary dispositions by me at any time made and declare this to be my last will and Testament.
- SECOND. I direct that my just debts, with the exception of the mortgage referred to in paragraph 9 hereof, funeral and testamentary expenses and death duties be first paid out of my estate.
- THIRD. I give and bequeath the land on the North side of Hamilton Street
upon which is erected the two tenement dwelling house, Nos. 54 & 56 together
with the said dwelling house and the yard or garden in the rear thereof to
my son Samuel Angel, subject to the conditions in paragraph Nine hereof.
- FOURTH. I give and bequeath the land on the North side of Hamilton Street upon which is erected the two tenement dwelling houses Nos. 50 & 52 together with the said dwelling house and the yard or garden in the rear thereof (adjoining on the East the land described in the last preceding paragraph) to my daughter Mary Fitzgerald subjects to the conditions in Paragraph Nine hereof.
- FIFTH. I give and bequeath the land on the North side of Hamilton Street upon which is erected the dwelling house and shop No. 48 together with the said dwelling house and shop and the land in the rear thereof (adjoining on the East the land described in the last preceding paragraph) to my daughter Sarah Flynn, subject to the condition in Paragraph Nine hereof, and subject to the right of way provided in paragraph Seven hereof.
- SIXTH. I give and bequeath all my right title and interest (being one undivided sixteenth share) in and to the waterside premises on the South side of Water Street (commonly known as Angel Estate) at present held under lease by Alexander
J. Harvey, to my daughter Priscilla Woods during her lifetime until the death of her husband, upon the happening of which event my interest in the said property shall vest in her absolutely, should my said daughter predecease her husband my interest in the said property shall vest on her death in my said son Samuel. This bequest is subject in either event to the condition contained in paragraph nine hereof.
- SEVENTH. I give and bequeath the Cooper's shop and all its contents in the rear of my said dwelling house No. 48 Hamilton Street to my said son Samuel Angel together with the right of way over the passage way nine feet wide on the East of the said dwelling house leading from Hamilton Street to the said Cooper's shop and that portion of the yard in the rear thereof to the eastward of a line drawn from the North East corner of my said dwelling house to the South West corner of the said Cooper's shop.
- EIGHTH. I give and bequeath all my household furniture and effects to my daughter Sarah Flynn.
- NINTH. I direct that the mortgage at present outstanding on the properties above described shall be paid off as soon as possible after my death by my said children in equal proportions the bequest to each child as hereinbefore provided being responsible for one quarter of the full amount unpaid under the said Mortgage at the date of my death. In the event of the foreclosure of the said Mortgage and a sale or taking possession by the Mortgagee of any one or more of the properties hereinbefore bequeathed, those of my said children whose properties shall not have been so sold or taken into possession shall indemnify those whose properties have so been sold or taken into possession to the extend of their one quarter proportionate liability as aforesaid.
- TENTH. I appoint Samuel D. Ryall of St. John's, Draper, Executor of this my last Will and Testament.
In witness whereof: I have hereunto my hand subscribed at St. John's this 10th day of June, Anno Domini, One thousand nine hundred and twenty two. SAMUEL his X mark ANGEL
Signed by the said Testator by making his mark, the same having first been read over and explained in the presence of us both present at the same time who in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses. Jas. P. Blackwood. J. E. White.
William F. Lloyd
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland
(Listed in the Margin next to this will the following)
Fiat May 30/23
Note: The wills in those will books are NOT actual wills. They are either hand-written copies or in later years typed copies of a, "last will and testament," written or typed by the court clerk, after the death of the testator, when the executor presented them to the court for probate. The court clerk didn't list the signatures at the bottom, he (or she) just put them in the book in whatever order they were in, on the original document, no spacing most of the time, no punctuation and also no paragraphs. The originals were kept by the executor.
We who have typed these wills, have made every effort to include all the errors that were on the microfilm, in order to avoid destroying the integrity of the originals, where ever they may be. However, in some of the very long wills, we have tried to insert paragraphs to make it easier for the researcher to read the document.
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