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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Elizabeth Rixon Carnell


Will of Elizabeth Rixon Carnell
from Newfoundland will books vol 12 pages 8 & 9 probate year 1921

In re Elizabeth Rixon Carnell       deceased

This is the last Will and Testament of me Elizabeth Rixon Carnell of Saint John's in the Island of Newfoundland Widow.

  1. I hereby revoke all former testamentary writings and dispositions of every kind and nature whatsoever and I hereby appoint my son Andrew G. Carnell of Saint John's aforesaid Sole Executor of this my Will.

  2. I direct that all my just debts funeral and testamentary expenses be paid out of the monies if any, lying to my credit in the Savings Bank Department of the Bank of Montreal: should there be no monies lying to my credit than the said expenses shall be paid out of my estate.

  3. I give devise and bequeath to my sons Edward R.Carnell and Hugh McCoubrey Carnell. share and share alike, the balance of the monies lying to my credit in the Savings Bank Department of the Bank of Montreal.

  4. I give devise and bequeath to Jessie Elizabeth, daughter of my said son Andrew G. Carnell my Watch and Chain, Cameo Bracelet and small Cameo Brooch.

  5. I give devise and bequeath to Esther Payne daughter of my said son Andrew G. Carnell, my Diamond Brooch.

  6. I give devise and bequeath to Kathleen, daughter of my said son, Andrew G.Carnell, my Gold Brooch.

  7. I give device and bequeath to Charlotte Rixon, daughter of my said son, Edward R.Carnell, my large Cameo Brooch.

  8. I give devise and bequeath to my son Arthur Harry Carnell my Bedroom Suite my round Wallnut Table and Chiffonnier also the engraving of a Beggar Girl.

  9. I give devise and bequeath to my son Frank Sclater Carnell my Dwelling House in which I now reside No 16 Cochrane Street together with the rest not already herein bequeathed of my Household furniture Goods Chattels things and Effects of which I may die possessed contained in the said house.

  10. I give devise and bequeath to my son Andrew G.Carnell all my right title and interest in and to the premises at present occupied by me on Duckworth and Cochrane Streets and used as a Wheelwright and Carriage Factory and the business of Undertaking and also the forge used in connection with my said business And also all machinery tools plant and utensils used in my said business And all and whatsoever everying (?) in connection with my Undertaking business And also all monies that may be to my credit upon current account which may be in the Bank of Montreal at the time of my decease And Also the Dwelling House No 18 Cochrane Street now occupied by him And Also all the rest residue remainder and effects of my said estate I give to my said son Andrew G.Carnell.

  11. Each of my said sons Frank Sclater Carnell and Andrew G. Carnell shall pay his proportional part of the rent for the house occupied by him.

In Witness Whereof I the said Elizabeth Rixon Carnell have hereunto set my hand to this my Will this Twenty-fourth day of March One thousand nine hundred and Sixteen at Saint John's aforesaid. Elizabeth R. Carnell

Signed by the said Elizabeth Rixon Carnell as her last will and testament in the presence of us both, being present at the same time, who in her presence, at her request and in the presence of each other, have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses.     Angela Byrne     Geo. W.B. Ayre,

Correct William F. Lloyd
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland.

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Fiat March 23/21
Horwood J.
Probate granted to
Andrew G. Carnell
March 23/21
Estate sworn at



Note: The wills in those will books are NOT actual wills. They are hand-written copies of a, "last will and testament," written 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. 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.

This page contributed by Judy Benson, Alana Bennett,
Wendy Weller, Eric Weller and Kristina Americo

REVISED BY: Ivy F. Benoit March 5, 2002

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