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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Emma Cole Eales


Will of Emma Cole Eales
from the Newfoundland will books volume 12 pages 123 & 124 probate year 1921


This is the last Will and Testament of me Emma Cole Eales of Saint John's in the Island of Newfoundland Spinster.

  • FIRST. I revoke all former wills by me at any time made and I nominate and appoint Walter Clouston of Saint John's aforesaid Commission Merchant to be the sole Executor of this my last Will and Testament.
  • SECOND. I give devise and bequeath unto the said Walter Clouston all and singular whatsoever lands chattles monies and effects that I may die possessed of, to hold the same in trust and to apply the rents issues and profits arising therefrom unto and to the use and benefit of my sister Jessie Ayre during the term of her natural life.
  • THIRD. After the death of my said sister Jessie Ayre I give and bequeath my undivided one half interest in the land on Cockpit Road known as Richmond Hill bequeathed to me and my sister Jessie under the will of my late father in the following manner that is to say. To my niece Mary Elizabeth Ann Clouston and my niece Emma Cole Eales Davidson to be equally divided between them and in such manner as will be in conformity with the division of the said property made by my late sister Jessie Ayre by her will dated the Twenty eighth day of February A. D. One thousand nine hundred and Thirteen.
  • Fourth. After the death of my said sister Jessie Ayre I give devise and bequeath all and singular my Farmlands house and barns known as Greenbanks Hall. Also my Farmlands known as Powers Place to William Lester son of John Lester "senior" deceased, together with all my household furniture and effects not herein bequeathed by me. Should the said William Lester die without leaving any issue then I will and bequeath the same to Augustus Lester, son of Charles F. Lester.
  • FIFTH. After the death of my said sister Jessie Ayre I give devise and bequeath the following legacies that is to say
    To Mary Elizabeth Ann Clouston my large picture entitled The examination of the Village School.
    To Mrs. Captain James Joliffe my mahogany framed mirror and the sum of Twenty dollars.
    To Mrs. Fannie Cowan my Silver Cake Basket, my large Teapot. Father and mothers Portrait and Photograph of the Presbyterian Church and the sum of Twenty dollars.
    To Mrs. Samuel Eales the sum of Twenty five dollars.
    To my niece Miss Jessie Eales Twenty dollars, my brass skillet, Silver Butter Cooler, my small Silver Basket, my brass fireirons and my blue and gold china.
    To Mrs. Andrew Eales Twenty dollars.
    To Florrie Eales and Emma Cole Eales children of Peter Eales the sum of Twenty Dollars each.
    To Mrs. Fannie Lester Twenty dollars.
    To Mrs. Mary Lester, Twenty dollars.
    To Mrs. Susan Lester Twenty dollars.
    To Mrs. Charles F. Lester, Twenty dollars.
    To Emma Coles Eales Scott, Thirty dollars.
    To William John Scott, my carriage and silver mounted harness.
    To Mary Grace and Jane Susanna Collins my down bed, one pair of blankets one bolster and two pillows.
    To Mrs. Thomas Collins for the girls not herein mentioned Twenty dollars to be equally divided between them.
    To Andrew M. Clouston son of Walter Clouston my executor, my Mahogany writing desk.
    To Gladys Clouston daughter of the said Walter Clouston my Mahogany Tea Caddy and Ten dollars.
    To Eleanor Clouston Ten dollars.
    To Emma Cole Eales Davidson my Mahogany work box.
    To Mrs. Mary Dalman the sum of Twenty dollars.
    To John Lester son of James Lester deceased the sum of Sixty dollars.
    To Frederick Lester son of Edward Lester deceased the sum of Forty five dollars.
    To the Church of England Orphanage Twenty dollars.
    To the Methodist Orphanage Twenty dollars.
    To the Belvedere Orphanage Twenty dollars.
    To the Mount Cashel Orphanage Twenty dollars.
    To the Congregational Church Saint John's, Twenty five dollars.
    To the West End branch of the Presbyterian Sunday School, One hundred dollars.
  • SIXTH. I will and devise that the sum of One hundred dollars be placed in the Newfoundland Savings Bank, and that the interest thereon shall be applied towards the upkeep of our family plot in the General Protestant Cemetery.
  • SEVENTH. Should there be not sufficient monies to pay all the said money legacies in full, the said legacies shall be abated proportionately.
  • EIGHTH. All the rest, residue and remainder of my estate and effects of what soever nature and wheresoever situate I give devise and bequeath to Walter Clouston my sole Executor.

In witness whereof I have hereunto subscribed my hand at Saint John's aforesaid this thirteenth day of May A. D. One thousand nine hundred and Twenty one. EMMA COLE EALES.
Signed by the said Emma Cole Eales as and for her last Will and Testament in the presence of us, who present at the same time in her presence and in the presence of each other and at her request, have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses. Frank McDougall    Harry A. Chaplin

I hereby will Mrs W.J. Scott the su, of Twenty dollars.
Frank McDougall     Harry A. Chaplin Saint John's, May 13th. 1921.

William F. Lloyd
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland

(Listed in the Margin next to this will the following)
Fiat Nov 16/21
Kent J.
Probate granted
to William Clouston
Nov 17/21.
Estate sworn
at $1700.00



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.

We who have typed these wills, have made every effort to include all the errors that were on the microfilm, in order to avoid destroying the integrity of the originals, where ever they may be.

This page contributed by Judy Benson and Ivy F. Benoit

REVISED BY: Ivy F. Benoit June 15, 2002

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