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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
(C)
Lionel Thomas Chancey

 

Will of Lionel Thomas Chancey
from Newfoundland will books volume 9 pages 410 -415 probate year 1912

In re
      Lionel Thomas Chancey         deceased.

      This is the last will and Testament of me Lionel Thomas Chancey of St. John’s in the Island of Newfoundland late acting sheriff of the Central District of the said Island

First. I nominate and appoint Thomas J. Duley of St. John’s aforesaid Jeweller John S. Currie of same place Publisher and James Augustus Clift also of same place Solicitor to be the Executors of this my last will and Testament.

Second. I give devise and bequeath unto my said Executors all and whatsoever Lands Houses Monies Chattles and effects wheresoever situate of which I may die possessed to hold the same in trust nevertheless for the sole use and benefit of the Companion of my life from early youth to old age, my faithful and loving wife Margaret Parnell Chancey, and to pay over to her in half yearly or such other instalments as she may desire the rents, issues and profits arising therefrom during her life after the death of my said wife I give devise and bequeath the following legacies, that is to say
(1) To Annie Elizabeth Mellis (my niece now residing in British Columbia) the sum of Five Hundred Dollars.
(2) To my niece Maria Chancey Christian (now residing in Philadelphia U.S.A.) the sum of one Thousand Dollars.
(3) To the Trustees of the Congregational Church (St. Johns) the sum of Five Hundred Dollars to hold the same in trust, and to invest the amount in such Securities as they may deem desirable and to apply the annual interest arising therefrom to the support of the ministry of said Church (my Executors may set off this legacy as against the amount due to me by the said Church.
(4) To Cyril C Duley, Nelson M Duley and Lionel Thomas Duley    I give my Shares in the Colonial Investment and Loan Compy my shares in the St. John’s Nail Company Limited also my Shares in the Consolidated Foundry Company, and also my shares in the Newfoundland Boot and Shoe Manufacturing Company - in all the present value of about Two Thousand Dollars - the earning of the above named companies to be divided annually between the three boys above named share and share alike
(5) To my niece Mary Ann Pike I give the sum of two Hundred Dollars (in the event of her death, then this sum is to be equally divided amongst her surviving children)
(6) To Laura Currie, Maria C. Christian and Lillian Parsons daughters of my late sister Mary Ann Christian I give devise and bequeath all my right title and interest in and to all that Farm and premises known as Knights Farm “Bella View” situate on the old Placentia road near Mount Pearl in the Western suburbs of St. John’s to be equally divided between them
(7) To the said Laura Currie I also give devise and bequeath all and singular my land and Houses Nos 80 and 82 situate on Freshwater road and also my leasehold interest in Land and Premises situate on William Street and Hayward Avenue being a part of Tobins Estate in Monkstown in the Town of St. Johns
(8) To my adopted daughter Phoenie Chancey Duley I give, devise and bequeath all and singular my freehold Land with Dwelling House and other erections thereon known as No 7 Monkstown Road and at present in my occupancy
(9) To Cyril Chancey Duley to Nelson Montgomery Duley and to Lionel Thomas Duley I give devise and bequeath all my right title and interest in and to the leasehold property on Water Street and buildings thereon
(10) To Heber Parsons and his wife Lillian Parsons, I bequeath in trust for their children all my right title and interest in a leasehold with Dwelling House thereon situate on Boncloddy Street and the documents that I hold on said property be returned to them Also any debt or debts due my estate by the said Heber Parsons I hereby bequeath to him. I do this to save him from trouble with my executors
(11) To the children of Eldred G. Chancey and his wife Lydia Butler I give and bequeath the sum of one Hundred dollars, this amount the said Eldred G Chancey is in debt to me on Mortgage and I give it to his children to save him from trouble with my Executors and any documents that I hold is to be returned to him my Executors may set off this legacy as against the amount due to me by the said Eldred G. Chancey
(12) To Ebenezer Knight I give and bequeath the sum of One Hundred Dollars and interest due thereon (he being insolvent and not finally discharged) I give him the above named amount to save him from trouble with my executors, my Executors may set off this legacy as against the amount due to me by the said Ebenezer Knight
(13) To our loving young friends we we bequeath as follows: -

  • To Gladys Mildred Duley we give our Piano Forte
  • To Margaret Iris Duley we give Two Hundred Dollars.
  • To Florence Louise Currie we also give Two Hundred Dollars and the framed likeness of her Great Grandmother Chancey.
  • To Cyril C. Duley I give my gold watch as a keepsake - I purchased it from the makers when in Boston and no other person have ever carried it

(14) All the rest residue and remainder of my estate of whatsoever description and wheresoever situate I give devise and bequeath unto my adopted daughters the said Phoenie Chancey Duley and the said Laura Currie to be equally divided between them provided nevertheless that this bequest as well as the bequest to my wife shall be subject to the payment of the premium of Life Insurance on a policy in the Mutual Life Insurance Company of New York on the life of Thomas James Duley on the fifteen year endowment plan until the maturity of said policy, the policy being in favor of the said Cyril Chancey Duley premium $68.30 payable on 30th December.
In witness whereof I the said Lionel Thomas Chancey have hereunto set my hand at St. John’s in the Island of Newfoundland this 18th day of March A.D. one Thousand nine Hundred and Four. Lionel T. Chancey Signed by the said Testator as his last will in the presence of us, both being present at the same time, who in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses. Wm Martin    John Leamon

Codicil to my last will dated 18th March 1904 I think the first two Trustees named in the first paragraph sufficient if they are alive without troubling Mr. Clift.
Paragraph (8) Strike out my adopted daughter Phoenie Chancey Duley and insert instead of it young friend and constant attendant Cyril Chancey Duley - the paragraph will then read “To my young friend and constant attendant Cyril Chancey Duley I give devise and bequeath all and singular my freehold land with Dwelling house and other erections thereon known as No 7. Monkstown road and at present in my occupancy”
Paragraph (13) the latter part strike out Cyril C. Duley and insert instead of it Lionel Chancey Currie - then it will read “To Lionel Chancey Currie I give my gold watch as a Keepsake etc etc”
I also give and bequeath to the said Lionel Chancey Currie the sum of one Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00) which I intend to place in the Nfld Savings Bank on the first day of January 1908 if I live to that time - if not my Trustees will please attend to it - the interest of said one Thousand dollars to be added to it yearly until he is Twenty one years of age when principal interest and Book is to be given to him. In witness whereof I hereby certify that this paper is part and parcel of my last will and testament    Lionel Thomas Chancey

Certified correct,
D. M. Browning
Registrar

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Fiat
Feb. 9/12
C. J.
Probate
Feb. 12/12
granted
to Thomas
J. Duley
&
John S.
Currie
Estate
sworn at
$25,090.06

 

 

Page Contributed by Judy Benson & Ivy F. Benoit

Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013)

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