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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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Will of Daniel Clatney
from Newfoundland will books volume 12 pages 56 & 57 probate year 1921
DANIEL CLATNEY. DECEASED.
I, Daniel Clatney of St. John's, Gentleman, hereby revoke all other former wills by me at any time made, and declare this to be my last will and testament. After the payment of all my just debts, funeral and testamentary expenses, I give, devise and bequeath as follows:
- To my daughter Mary Ann Clatney the dwelling house in which I now reside together with the land connected therewith, also all the household furniture and effects of every nature and kind, also a Government debenture of the par value of one thousand dollars.
- To my daughter Alice Mary Clatney a Government debenture of the par value of one thousand dollars.
- To my daughter Ellen Mary Canning a Government debenture of the par value of one thousand dollars.
- To my three grandchildren, Margaret, Hellen and Mary children of my said daughter Ellen Mary a Government debenture of the par value of one thousand dollars. The Government debenture to be held in trust by my Executrix hereinafter named until the youngest attains the age of twenty-one years, and upon the youngest attaining the age of twenty-one years the debenture shall be sold and the proceeds thereof divided equally between my said three grandchildren. Should either of my said three grandchildren die before attaining the age of twenty one years the share or interest of him or her dying shall go to the survivors or survivor. Should my said three grandchildren die before attaining the age of twenty one years the said Government debenture shall go to their mother my daughters Mary Ellen, Alice, Mary Ann.
- It is my will and desire that my Executrix hereinafter named shall have the power should she deem it desirable for the advancement of my said three grandchildren or either of them to sell the said Government debenture and apply the proceeds thereof in such manner as she may think best for their advancement.
- To the Roman Catholic Episcopal Corporation of Saint John's the sum of four hundred and fifty dollars the interest upon which shall be used in perpetuity for masses for the repose of my soul and that of my wife Ellen.
- To my Executrix hereinafter named the sum of forty dollars or such other sum as may be necessary to be used in the celebration of High Mass for the repose of my soul and that of my deceased wife Ellen.
- To my son-in-law Ernest Canning and my nephew Daniel Clatney the sum of two hundred dollars each.
- The residue of my estate to my three daughters Mary Ann, Ellen Mary and Alice in equal shares.
I appoint my said daughter Mary Ann Clatney Executrix of this my will.
St. John's July 30th. 1920. DANIEL J. CLATNEY.
Signed Published and Declared by the said Testator as and for his last will and testament in our presence who in his presence at his request and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses. Gerlad G. Byrne. George T. Carty.
William F. Lloyd
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland
(Listed in the Margin next to this will the following)
Fiat June 27/21
to Mary Ann
|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. |
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