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Will of Lydia Gertrude Ayre
I Lydia Gertrude Ayre of Saint John's in the Island of Newfoundland hereby revoke all wills and testamentary instruments heretofore made by me and declare this to be my last Will.
I bequeath the sum of five Thousand Dollars to the persons
who at the date of my death shall be the Directors of Ayre and
Sons Limited of St. John's aforesaid to be distributed by them
among the workers and persons employed by that company as they
shall in their absolute discretion think fit and I declare that
the receipt of the Chairman of Such Director's shall be a complete
discharge for such legacy and exonerate my Trustee from
I give and bequeath all my shares whether preference or ordinary in the said Ayre & Sons Limited unto Frederick William Ayre (subject as hereinafter mentioned) the said Charles Pascoe Ayre, James Stewart Ayre and the said Harold C. Ayre in equal shares But I declare that my Trustees shall retain the said shares in Ayre & Sons Limited hereby given and bequeathed to the said Frederick William Ayre Upon Trust to pay the income and dividends in respect of such shares both preference and ordinary to the said Frederick William Ayre for his life and subject thereto my Trustees shall hold the said Preference and Ordinary shares in trust for my nephew Charles Robert Ayre and Arthur William Ayre in equal shares absolutely or for the survivor of them in the event of either of them dying in my life time.
I declare that all the legacies and bequests contained in this my Will or any Codicil hereto shall be paid free of all duties.
I give devise and bequeath all my property not otherwise disposed of by this my Will or any Codicil hereto but subject to and after payment of my funeral and testamentary expenses and debts and the legacies bequeathed by this my Will or any Codicil hereto and the duty on any legacies bequeathed free of duty and all estate or other duties payable on my Real estate to my said daughter-in-law Janet Morison Ayre for her own benefit absolutely.
I declare that in every case in which any legatee under this my Will or any Codicil hereto shall be an infant his or her legacy may be paid by my Trustees at their option and in their absolute discretion to the parent or guardian or guardians of such legatee whose receipt shall be a complete discharge for the same and exonerate them from all further concern or responsibility thereto.
In witness whereof I the said Lydia Gertrude Ayre have to this my Will set my hand this Twenty-ninth day of January One Thousand Nine hundred and Twenty four.
LYDIA GERTRUDE AYRE.
Signed by the said Lydia Gertrude Ayre in the presence of us both present at the same time and attested and subscribed by us in her and each others presence.
Thomas Humphries 85 Cabot St.
I, Lydia Gertrude Ayre, of Saint John's, hereby
declare that the following is a Codicil to my last Will made in St.
John's aforesaid the Twenty-ninth day of January Nineteen Hundred and
LYDIA GERTRUDE AYRE.
Signed in the presence of us both
James H. Harvey
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
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