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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
(D)
Roger Down

 

Will of Roger Down
from Newfoundland will books volume 6 pages 501-502 probate year 1899
This name is spelled Roger in the will index, and Rodger and Roger in the will.

Last will and Testament of
Rodger Down of St. John’s
Shoemaker deceased

      This is the last will and Testament of me Rodger Down of St. John’s in the Island of Newfoundland Shoemaker hereby revoking all former wills and Testaments made by me.
First. I give and bequeath to my son William Rodger the sum of six hundred dollars to be paid out of my five per cent Government debentures And also all my leasehold interest in the dwelling house and premises situate on the North side of New Gower Street now held by one John Anderson as my tenant And also all the household furniture held by me previous to my second marriage and also my gold watch and chain.
Second I give and bequeath to my daughter in law Marion wife of my said son William Rodger the sum of Two hundred dollars to be paid out of my four per cent Government debentures.
Third I give and bequeath to my son Charles Samuel the sum of Four hundred dollars to be paid out of my five per cent Government debentures And also all my interest in and to that land and property with the tannery thereon situate near Rennie’s Bridge, and in all the stock in trade tools implements and property belonging to or connected with the said tannery and all debts due to me in connection therewith
Fourth. I give and bequeath to my son Archibald the sum of Three hundred dollars to be paid out of my four per cent government debentures And also the western half of my double dwelling house on the North side of the road leading from St. John’s to Mundy Pond Also the garden in front of and appertaining to the said western half of said dwelling house.
Fifth. I give and bequeath to my son Albert Chesley the sum of Three hundred dollars to be paid out of my four per cent government debentures And also the Eastern half of the said double dwelling house together with the garden in front of and appertaining to the said eastern half and the stable situate to the north east thereof And also all my land situate to the rear or north of both halves of the said double dwelling house and all my household furniture except that which is herein and otherwise disposed of but if the said Albert Chesley shall die without leaving issue everything bequeathed to him in this my will shall go to my children then surviving share and share alike.
Sixth I give and bequeath to my daughter Rose wife of William Chancey to her sole and separate use the sum of Four hundred dollars to be paid out of my four per cent Government debentures.
Seventh. I give and bequeath to my daughter Bessie wife of Thomas Curran to her sole and separate use the sum of Three hundred dollars to be paid out of my four per cent Government debentures.
Eighth I give and bequeath to my daughter Selina wife of William Massy to her sole and separate use the sum of fifty dollars to be paid out of my four per sent Government debentures and also my silver tea service.
Ninth I give and bequeath to my sister in law Rose Hewardine Forty dollars also the family sewing machine fitted with drawers which is now in the house I occupy.
Tenth I give and bequeath all the residue of my property to my sons Archibald and Albert Chesley excepting the sum of fifty dollars which I direct shall be paid my brother Robert out of my four per cent Government debentures, but my Executor shall first resort to such residue for the payment of my just debts funeral and Testamentary expenses.
I appoint my said son William Rodger sole Executor hereto.
St. John’s July 19th 1898 (sgd) Roger Down. Signed published and declared by the said Testator as and for his last will and Testament in our presence who in his presence and in the presence of each other subscribe our names as witnesses hereto. (Sgd) Maria Sexton. (Sgd) Chas. H. Hutchings

      I certify the foregoing to be a correct copy of the last will and Testament of Rodger Down deceased

D. M. Browning
Registrar

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Fiat
D. Morison
J.
Probate
granted to
Wm R. Down
the Exor.
Dated
Feb 18: 1899
Estate
sworn under
$9,600

 

 

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

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