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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
(C)
Margaret Mary Josephine Charlton

 

Will of Margaret Mary Josephine Charlton
from Newfoundland will books volume 13 pages 234-235 probate year 1925

In re
      MARGARET MARY JOSEPHINE CHARLTON.     DECEASED.

I Margaret Mary Josephine Charlton of Flower Hill St. John’s Newfoundland but at present residing at number 1 Herbert Mansions 35 Sloane Street in the county of London widow hereby revoke all former wills and codicils made by me and declare this is my last will.

  1. I appoint Milford Hallett of number 44 Charing Cross London to be the sole EXECUTOR of this my will

  2. I give to my housekeeper Marie Athfield my wearing apparel and the furniture and effects in her bedroom.

  3. I bequeath the following pecuniary legacies free of all duties
    (a) to my housekeeper the said Marie Athfield the sum of one hundred pounds
    (b) to my late maid Agnes Chester the sum of twenty pounds
    (c) to the Mount Cashel Orphanage of St Johns Newfoundland conducted by the Christian Brothers the sum of fifty pounds
    (d) to the Belvedere Orphanage for Girls in St Johns Newfoundland the sum of fifty pounds
    (e) to the St Vincent de Paul Mens Society in st Johns Newfoundland the sum of fifty pounds to be distributed among such of the poor in st Johns Newfoundland as the said society shall select
    (f) to the Dorcas society of st Johns Newfoundland the sum of twenty five pounds to be expended among such of the poor in the St Johns Newfoundland as the said Society shall select
    (g) To Charles P Ayre of St Johns Newfoundland the sum of twenty five pounds to be expended among such of the Methodist poor as he shall select
    (h) to Madame O’Donoghue wife of the O’Donoghue of Dublin and to Mrs Henrietta Marsh late of Clonmacnoise the sum of fifty pounds each
    (i) to Walter Charlton late of Clonmachoise the sum of one hundred pounds
    (j) to the Reverend Wilfred H C. Burnham of The Brampton Oratory the sum of fifty pounds as a mark of my gratitude for his kindness
    (k) to my godson Louis Conroy of St Johns Newfoundland the sum of fifty pounds
    (l) to the Hospice for the dying of Mare Street Hackney the sum of twenty five pounds
    (m) to the Priest for the time being in charge of the Brampton Oratory and to the Priest for the time being in charge of the Catholic Church in Maiden Lane Strand London the sum of twenty five pounds each for masses for the repose of my soul
    (n) to the Priest for the time being in charge of the Catholic Church Mortlake the sum of twenty five pounds for masses for the repose of the soul of my late husband George Robert Deighton Charlton
    (o) To the said Milford Hallett the sum of fifty pounds as a small acknowledgment of his trouble in the executorship of this my will.

  4. I declare that the receipt of the treasurer or other proper officer for the time being of the institutions or societies to whom I have bequeathed legacies shall be a full and sufficient discharge for the same.

  5. I give my silver jewellery and plate and all the residue of my estate and effects to my sister Ellen Mary O’Dwyer of number 33 Military road St Johns Newfoundland for her absolute use and benefit

IN WITNESS whereof I have hereunto and to the preceding sheet of paper set my hand this twentieth day of January one thousand nine hundred and twenty

- M.M.J. CHARTON -

Signed by the testatrix as and for her last will and testament in the presence of us both being present who in her presence at her request and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses:-

P. M. MAC MAHON - Solr 34 Essex Street Strand W.C.2.

ARTHUR ALLISON - 34 Essex Street Strand W.C.2. Clerk to Messrs Hobson & mac Mahon.

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

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Fiat Nov 17/25
Horwood C.J.
Re Sealed
Nov 20th. 1925.
Estate sworn
at $6,845.00

 

 

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