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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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Bernard Pitts Ayre
Will of Bernard Pitts Ayre
from Newfoundland will books volume 10 pages 478-479
probate year 1916. He served in the Norfolk Regiment of the British Army
BERNARD PITTS AYRE deceased.
This is the last will and testament
of me Bernard Pitts Ayre of St. John’s Newfoundland a Lieutenant
in the Norfolk Regiment of His Majesty’s Army
1. I revoke all former wills and testamentary dispositions made by me.
2. I appoint my mother Lydia Gertrude Ayre and my uncle Charles
Pascoe Ayre (hereinafter called “my trustees”) to be the executors
and trustees of this my will
I give to my cousin Gerald Walter Ayre the sum of two
hundred pounds To my friend Roy Evans Bullen 2nd Battalion
Kings Royal Rifles the sum of two hundred pounds To my friend Harold
Mitchell the sum of One hundred pounds To the Laysian Mission City Road London E.C.
the sum of Two hundred pounds And I declare that the receipt of the Secretary
or Treasurer for the time being of the said Mission shall be a sufficient
discharge to my Trustees in respect of such legacy To my brother Eric
Stanley Ayre the sum of one hundred pounds which I desire him to accept as a present
on his recent marriage and as a mark of my affection for him and in the
event of my said brother predeceasing me then I give such sum to Janet
Morrison Ayre the wife of my said brother
4 I declare that all legacies given by this
my will or any codicil hereto are to be paid free of all legacy or other
5 I give devise and bequeath all the rest residue
and remainder of my property of what nature or kind soever unto my trustees
upon trust that they shall divide the same between my mother the said Lydia
Gertrude Ayre and my brother Eric Stanley Ayre in
equal shares or in case either of them shall predecease me then I give the
whole of such residue to the survivor absolutely In witness
whereof I have hereunto set my hand this tenth day of July one thousand nine
hundred and fifteen Bernard Pitts Ayre. Signed
by the testator in the presence of us both present at the same time and subscribed
by us in his and each others presence Everard G.
Thorne, Solr 22 Aldermanbury
London E.C. P. Findlay Clerk to Messrs Biddle & Co. Solicitors 22 Aldermanbury London E.C.
Charles H. Emerson
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland
(Listed in the margin of this will)
the rights of
Lydia G. Ayre
Chas P. Ayre
rights of the
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