Will of Lawrence Barron
from Newfoundland will books volume 9 pages 549-551
probate year 1912
Lawrence Barron deceased.
In the name of God, Amen. This is the last will and testament of me
Lawrence Robert Barron, at present of H.M. Civil Service,
made this 16th day of April A.D. 1907.
1. It is my will and desire that my executors hereinafter named shall
see that all my just debts, funeral and testamentary expenses should
first be paid.
2. I give, devise and bequeath all my right, Title and interest in and
to the estate of my father, the late Lawrence Barron, which said interest
is seven-eighths of the whole estate and consisting of all that piece
or parcel of land, with buildings thereon, situate on the south side
of Water Street, in the town of St. John's. at present in the occupancy
of Messrs. Parker & Monroe, Browning & Son,and Herman
and bounded as follows: on the north by Water Street; on the East by
the estate of the late Peter Brennan; on the west by DeBarre's estate;
and on the South by the waters of the Harbor; in manner following, that
is to say: To my brother John T . Barron, at present residing in the
United States of America. I give, devise and bequeath two-eights of the
whole of said property for his lifetime, and after his death to John
Murray Barron, son of the said John T. Barron and should he die without
issue, then the property to revert back to my estate. To my nephew Thomas
J. Barron I give devise and bequeath two -eights of the whole of said
property for his lifetime and after his death to his children, and should
they die without issue then the said property to revert back to my estate.
To my nephew Lawrence Barron I give, devise, and bequeath one-eighth
of the whole property for his life-time, and after his death to his children,
and should they die without issue, then the property to revert back to
my estate. To my nephew Eugene Barron I give, devise and bequeath one-eighth
of the whole of said property for his lifetime and after his death to
the children of the said Eugene Barron, and should they die without issue,
then the property to revert back to my estate. To my nephew Richard
Barron I give devise and bequeath one-eighth of the whole of said property for
his life-time, and after his death to the children of the said Richard
Barron and should they die without issue then the said property to revert
back to my estate. But it is my will and desire that the above bequests
are conditioned on the fact that out of the first rents collected from
the said property the sum of $300.00 per annum, payable quarterly, shall
be deducted and paid to my cousin Margaret O Driscoll.
2. My property situate at Bay of Islands, consisting of a piece of land
bounded on the south by land in the possession of one Barry, on the north
by the Main Road running to Corner Brook, on the east by land belonging
to one George Webber and on the west by a public lane, and containing
in all a couple of acres more or less. I give, devise and bequeath to
John Barron, son of my nephew Thomas Barron aforementioned.
3. It is my will and desire that all moneys of which I may die possessed
shall be divided as follows: After deducting $40.00 for Masses to be
said for the repose of my soul, to my cousin Margaret O Driscoll aforementioned
the sum of $300.00 The balance, if any, to be divided between the aforementioned
legatees in the same proportion as their bequests.
4. I hereby appoint my said cousin Margaret O Driscoll and my nephew
Thomas J. Barron, executors of this my last will and testament hereby
revoking all other and former wills that way have been made by me.
In Testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand at St. John's the day
and year first above written. Lawrence Robert Barron- Signed by the said
testator as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us,
who in his presence, at his request, and in the presence of each other,
have hereunto our names subscribed as witnesses. R.A. Squires F. J. Morris
D. M. Browning
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