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Will of Revd John T. Ashley Parish Priest
August 22nd. 1923.
This is my last will and Testament by which all former wills that may
be found are revoked and cancelled. As to the disposal of my remains
my body is to be buried in Torbay, amongst my people, amongst whom
I have erected sufficient monuments to obtain a few prayers for my
soul. As to the distribution of my personal assets; ----- These are
included under three heads – -
As to the First. The property in town, comprising two houses and free-hold Land on Patrick Street, near Holy Cross Schools; becomes mine on the death of my mother, according to the will of my late Father. Owing to my payments of large sums for repairs, Insurance, water rates and city taxes for many years, I am entitled to a large share of same, as my Brothers have never paid one cent towards the upkeep of same, however in the event of my predeceasing them, I leave one house to my Brother Joseph’s children and one to my Brother Willie’s children and the Fathers shall not have power to sell. Moreover this Property is left, provided the Fathers of said children, shall agree to pay equally any mortgage that may be outstanding on said Property at the time of my death. To avoid any dispute amongst the above mentioned children, the eldest alive shall always have prior claim.
2nd Head. The R. C. Corporation, is conscientiously responsible for all monies advanced as a loan to the Church Building Fund, as can be seen by receipts in book. If they refuse to pay mortgage the C. Brothers can claim them on same conditions, J. A.
Parish owes me three
thousand dollars, spent from my personal income
($3000.00) and I want this paid into my estate, as well as ($452.00)
four hundred and fifty two dollars 30/00 advanced to me in cash
by my mother as a loan, as also ($1238.00) twelve hundred and
thirty eight dollars advanced as a loan by my Teacher Miss
Forward towards Labor Bill on House and Church. The latter item, is to
be paid back to Miss Forward, either directly, or after having
been deposited to my estate (by the St. John’s
R. C. Episcopal Corporation.
the monies, due my by the Corporation, My personal property further
consists of Insurance Policies -
All debts are to be paid, especially wages, due to all parties in the Household. With the consent of the Archbishop, would wish a slab like that of Father Troy erected to my memory in the Church, which would secure me an occasional Prayer.
thousand dollars are to go to Miss Nellie Forward for
the excellent work performed in her schools for the past twenty
three years, and also in reward of her generous efforts during
that time, in working under great difficulties at times, to get
monies to help on the Church work in Portugal Cove, Argentia
I hereby appoint as Executor the Right. Rev. J. M. McDermott, and in the event of his death, Mr. W. J. Higgins K.C. If I have forgotten anything necessary, my executor can have it done.
Signed at Torbay this 22nd of August 1923.
(Rev) JOHN T. ASHLEY PP.
May the Lord in His mercy have compassion on my soul and may my friends remember me in their Prayers.
JOHN T. ASHLEY
Nov 4th. 1924
As a Codicil to my will already made I want ($1000.00) one thousand dollars left to my Housekeeper out of the proceeds of my estate, said amount being due her from time to time as wages. This amount must take precedence of any family claim.
Rev. JOHN T. ASHLEY PP.
The 2000 dollars, shares and debenture of Avalon Electric Co
are given to Can. Bank of Commerce as security for $1200. on Parish Note
Rev JOHN T. ASHLEY P.P.
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
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