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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
(D)
Elizabeth Donovan

 

Part 1 - Contributed by Jeannette Squires, Nova Scotia

Will of Elizabeth Donovan
from Newfoundland will books volume 10 page 268 probate year 1914

In the Supreme Court.

In re
     Elizabeth Donovan      deceased.

OATH OF EXECUTOR.

Probate granted to
Mary McGrath
on the 16th day of October A.D. 1914

Value of Estate $7000.00

Vol 6 Folio 570.

To the Honourable the Supreme Court or to
one of the Honourable the Judges thereof.

The petition of Mary McGrath of St. John's, Widow,

HUMBLY SHEWETH:
  1. That Elizabeth Donovan late of and domiciled at St. John's, died there on or about the 15th day of September 1914 having first made and executed a last will and codicil thereto which are hereto annexed marked "A".

  2. That in the said will your petitioner is appointed executrix thereof.

  3. That the said deceased died possessed of property within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court to the value of $7000 and no more which more fully appears in the inventory and valuation hereto annexed marked "B".

  4. That no Letters of Probate to the said will and codicil have heretofore been granted to anyone.

Your petitioner therefore prays that Letters of Probate to the said will and codicil be granted to her and as in duty bound she will ever pray etc. etc. etc.,

Dated at St. John's this     day of October 1914.

Kent & McGrath,
Solicitors for Petitioner.

Mary McGrath

(Written in margin of this will)
W. H. Horwood C.J.
Oct 15/14.

In the name of God Amen.

I, Elizabeth Donovan, of Topsail Road, Widow, do make publish and declare this as and for my last will and testament FIRST I hereby revoke all other wills. SECOND I hereby nominate and appoint my daughter Mary McGrath of St. John's, Widow, to be the Executrix of this my will. THIRD I hereby will and direct that my said Executrix shall as soon as possible after my death pay all my debts, funeral and testamentary expenses. FOURTH I devise and bequeath unto my daughter Mary McGrath and my grand-daughter Rose Delgado as tenants in common all my property situate on Topsail Road and known as "Donovan's". FIFTH I give and bequeath unto my grand-children William McRae, Barbara McRae, David McRae, Elizabeth McGrath and James McGrath the sum of One Hundred Dollars each. SIXTH I give and bequeath unto my daughters Elizabeth McRae and Mary McGrath the sum of Five Hundred Dollars each. SEVENTH I give and bequeath unto my daughter Catherine Downey and my grand-daughter Rose Delgado to be equally divided between them the balance of money remaining in bank after the above pecuniary legacies and debts and testamentary expenses have been paid together with the net proceeds from the sale of live stock, carriage, sleigh, furniture and other household and agricultural utensils now on my property known as "Donovan's".

AS WITNESS my hand this 24th day of July 1914.

SIGNED PUBLISHED AND DECLARED by the said Elizabeth Donovan as and for her last will and testament, in our presence, who in her presence and at her request and in the presence of each other have hereto subscribed our hands as witnesses this 24 day of July 1914 having been first read over and explained to the said testatrix and she having expressed herself satisfied therewith.

Elizabeth her X mark Donovan
R. R. McGrath
Lucy Ryan.

In the name of God Amen.
I, Elizabeth Donovan, of Topsail Road, Widow, do make publish and declare this as and for a codicil to my last will and testament FIRST I hereby revoke annul and declare void the fourth clause of my said will in relation to my property on Topsail Road known as "Donovans" and in lieu thereof I will and direct as follows:- I bequeath my said property to my daughter Mary McGrath and my granddaughter Rose Delgado as tenants in common subject so far as this bequest relates to my said grand-daughter Rose Delgado to the following conditions and limitations namely in the event of the said property being sold during during the lifetime of my said granddaughter Rose Delgado one half of the net proceeds of the said sale, representing her said interest therein, shall be paid to her by my said executrix for her own sole use and benefit but in the event of the said property not being sold during the lifetime of my said grand-daughter Rose Delgado I will and direct that the interest therein bequeathed to the said Rose Delgado shall cease upon her death and I bequeath the same to my daughters Mary McGrath Elizabeth McRae and Catherine Downey or the then survivor or the survivors of them forever .

Elizabeth her X mark Donovan

Signed by the said Elizabeth Donovan as a codicil to her last will and testament in the presence of us, the undersigned, both being present at the same time, who at her request and in her presence, and in the presence of each other, have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses, this 29th day of August 1914 having been first read over and explained to the said Elizabeth Donovan and she having expressed herself satisfied therewith.

A. L. McGrath
Lucy Ryan


Part 2 - Contributed by Judy Benson as part of the wills project

Will of Elizabeth Donovan from Newfoundland will books volume 10 page 268 probate year 1914

In re
     ELIZABETH DONOVAN deceased
.

In the name of God Amen. I, Elizabeth Donovan, of Topsail Road, Widow, do make publish and declare this as and for my last will and testament FIRST I hereby revoke all other wills. SECOND I hereby nominate and appoint my daughter Mary McGrath of St. John's, Widow, to be the Executrix of this my will. THIRD I hereby will and direct that my said Executrix shall as soon as possible after my death pay all my debts, funeral and testamentary expenses. FOURTH I devise and bequeath unto my daughter Mary McGrath and my grand-daughter Rose Delgado as tenants in common all my property situate on Topsail Road and known as "Donovan's". FIFTH I give and bequeath unto my grand-children William McRae, Barbara McRae, David McRae, Elizabeth McGrath and James McGrath the sum of One Hundred Dollars each. SIXTH I give and bequeath unto my daughters Elizabeth McRae and Mary McGrath the sum of Five Hundred Dollars each. SEVENTH I give and bequeath unto my daughter Catherine Downey and my grand-daughter Rose Delgado to be equally divided between them the balance of money remaining in bank after the above pecuniary legacies and debts and testamentary expenses have been paid together with the net proceeds from the sale of live stock, carriage, sleigh, furniture and other household and agricultural utensils now on my property known as "Donovan's". As witness my hand this 24th day of July 1914. Elizabeth her X mark Donovan. Signed Published and declared by the said Elizabeth Donovan as and for her last will and testament, in our presence, who in her presence and at her request and in the presence of each other have hereto subscribed our hands as witnesses this 24 day of July 1914 having been first read over and explained to the said testatrix and she having expressed herself satisfied therewith. R.T. McGrath Lucy Ryan.

In the name of God Amen. I, Elizabeth Donovan, of Topsail Road, Widow, do make publish and declare this as and for a codicil to my last will and testament FIRST I hereby revoke annul and declare void the fourth clause of my said will in relation to my property on Topsail Road known as "Donovans" and in lieu thereof I will and direct as follows:- I bequeath my said property to my daughter Mary McGrath and my granddaughter Rose Delgado as tenants in common subject so far as this bequest relates to my said grand-daughter Rose Delgado to the following conditions and limitations namely in the event of the said property being sold during the lifetime of my said granddaughter Rose Delgado one half of the net proceeds of the said sale, representing her said interest therein, shall be paid to her by my said executrix for her own sole use and benefit but in the event of the said property not being sold during the lifetime of my said grand-daughter Rose Delgado I will and direct that the interest therein bequeathed to the said Rose Delgado shall cease upon her death and I bequeath the same to my daughters Mary McGrath Elizabeth McRae and Catherine Downey or the then survivor or the survivors of them forever . Elizabeth her X mark Donovan
Signed by the said Elizabeth Donovan as a codicil to her last will and testament in the presence of us, the undersigned, both being present at the same time, who at her request and in her presence, and in the presence of each other, have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses, this 29th day of August 1914 having been first read over and explained to the said Elizabeth Donovan and she having expressed herself satisfied therewith. R.T. McGrath. Lucy Ryan.

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Fiat
Octr 10/14
C.J.
Probate
Octr 16/14
granted to
Mary McGrath
Estate sworn
at $7000.00

 

 

Part 1 - Contributed by Jeanette Squires, Nova Scotia

Part 2 - Contributed by Judy Benson

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

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