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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
(C)
James Carroll

 

Will of James Carroll
from Newfoundland will books volume 10 pages 600 to 602 probate year 1917

In re
      James Carroll          deceased.

      I, James Carroll of Holyrood in the District of Harbour Main, General Dealer, do make, publish and declare this to be my last will and testament; I give, devise and bequeath all my property real and personal of which I shall die possessed as follows:
(1) To my son John all that piece or parcel of land situate at Holyrood between the railway track and the seashore on which the old home now stands together with the buildings and erections thereon, the said land being bounded on the North-east by Kirby’s estate, on the South-west by Brien’s estate, on the South-east by the railway, and on the North-west by the seashore, containing about three acres, also that piece of land situate on the South - west corner of land bordering on the main line of road in Holyrood aforesaid and measuring one hundred and fifty feet by said road, going East, thence running in a line west parallel with the South - west boundary of said land until it reaches the old meadow land, thence South-west the to the end of the South - west boundary. The road running through this land and terminating by the Long shore road is not to be closed or barred but gates must be maintained as at present and the road to be used in common with the other members of the family, also, one undivided half share or interest in all my waterside property consisting of wharf, store cold storage plant and ice house subject to the conditions hereinafter set forth; also, all that piece or parcel of land known as Furey’s Place containing about one and a half acres and now used as pasture land, also, one motor boat and engine, one undivided half share or interest in caplin boat, caplin seine, herring nets and dory, also one undivided half share or interest in all my live stock consisting of cattle, sheep and one horse, also one undivided half share or interest in farming implements, carts, carriages tracks, harnesses and carpenter’s tools.
(2)    To my said son John all the stock in trade, goods, wares and merchandise held by me for sale and consisting of coal, salt, lumber, provisions, groceries, dry goods etc., subject to the following conditions: The said stock in trade, goods, wares and merchandise shall stand charged with the payment of all my just debts, funeral and testamentary expenses, and the payment of the sum of four hundred dollars to my son Albert in the manner and at the times hereinafter set forth.
(3) To my son Albert all that piece or parcel of land situate between the railway track and the main line of road and bounded as follows, on the north - east by Kirby’s estate, on the South - east by the main road, on the South - west by Brien’s estate. Also, the sum of four hundred dollars mentioned in paragraph “2" of this my will.     Should my said son Albert Commence to build a house for himself this money is to be paid him in yearly installments of one hundred dollars. In the event of him not building a house, then the said sum of four hundred dollars is to be paid to him by my said son John when he attains the age of twenty-two years. Also, the remaining undivided half share or interest in and to the aforesaid live stock, farming implements, carts, carriages, harnesses and carpenter’s tools. Also, the remaining undivided half share or interest in the aforesaid waterside property consisting of wharf, store, cold storage plant and ice house subject to the conditions hereinafter set forth
(4) To my beloved wife Mary Ann the dwelling house in which I now reside during the period of her natural life, and after her death then to my said son John. My son Albert, shall however be entitled to the use of one bedroom and furniture therein as long as he shall reside in the house and when he ceases to reside in the house he shall be entitled to remove therefrom the furniture in said bedroom and to hold the same for his own use. Also, to my said wife one cart
(5) To my said sons John and Albert the growing crops on my farm land
(6) To my daughter Mrs. William Veitch the sum of one hundred dollars now on deposit in the Government Savings Bank in her name, the Bank Book to be handed to her as soon as this will is probated
(7) To my said son John the young filly now on the farm. This filly is to be sold when suitable opportunity offers and the money realized therefrom is to be applied towards the celebration of Masses for the repose of my soul, and a tombstone to mark my grave.
The aforesaid waterside premises herein bequeathed to my said two sons John and Albert shall be held, enjoyed and used by them as partners and no division of the property shall be made. It is my will and desire that my sons shall work in harmony with each other and that if a sale should take place of the aforesaid waterside property it must be by mutual agreement between them. It is my will and desire that my said son John shall care for support and maintain in a proper and fitting manner my dearly beloved wife, his mother, and that the bequests herein made to my son John with the exception of the aforesaid waterside premises shall stand charged with the support and maintenance of my said wife. I appoint my said son John Executor of this my last will and testament. Holyrood, August 22nd, 1917. - James Carroll - Signed, Published and declared by the said Testator as and for his last will in our presence who in his presence at his request and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses. J.A. Barron    M P. Gibbs

Correct,
Charles H. Emerson
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Fiat
Oct 11/17
Kent J.
Probate
Oct 12/17
granted to
John
Carroll
Estate
sworn at
$5120.00

 

 

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