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James J. Milley
Estate of James J. Milley 1888
You shall swear that you believe this to be the true Last Will and Testament of James J. Milley late of Saint Johns in the Central District, Barrister at Law deceased You shall swear that you will pay all the Debts and Legacies of the Deceased, so far as the Goods shall extend and the Law shall bind you: and that you will exhibit a true, full and perfect Inventory of all and every the Goods, Rights and Credits of the deceased, together with a just and true account into the Registry of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland, when you shall be lawfully called thereto: And you shall further swear that the whole of the Goods, Rights, Chattels, Assets, Credits and Effects of the said James J. Milley deceased, and of which he died possessed, do not according to the best of your knowledge, judgment and belief, amount to the value of ten thousand five hundred dollars
So help you God
Sworn before me at St. John's Caroline Milley
Geo .I. Adams
Estate of James J. Milley
late of St. Johns
In the Central District
Barrister at Law deceased
Dated 6th Feb'y 1888
Probate granted to Caroline
Estate sworn under $10,500
This is the last Will and Testament of me James J. Milley of St. Johns Newfoundland.
I devise and bequeath unto my mother Caroline Milley all my estate and effects of which I shall be possessed at the time of my decease as hereinafter set forth.
First I devise and bequeath unto her all my right title and interest in that parcel of land situate on South West Street in the town of St. Johns being a leasehold interest in the same for a period of fifty years and to the two dwelling houses erected thereon to hold the same in her own right and to her separate use to deal with as she may think fit from any control whatsoever.
Secondly I bequeath unto her all my interest in Policy No 1430 of Class "B" and all my interest in Policy No. 1672 Class "C" of the Sons of Temperance ???? National Relief Society and
all my interest in any other Policy of Life Insurance which I may have upon my life at the time of my decease provided that if? after the payment of all my just debts, including mortgage upon one of the dwelling houses on South West Street and the sum of Fifteen Pounds currency promised by me as a donation towards the erection of a New Methodist Academy, there shall be in the hands of my executor a sum of money exceeding three hundred pounds currency then (several words obliterated by a fold or crease in the sheet - Transcriber) and the same shall be invested upon good security and the interest accruing thereon? from time to time shall be payable to my mother as long as she shall live and after her death the interest shall be payable to the Directors of the St. Johns Methodist Academy to be by them applied to the purposes of education in whatever way they may think fit.
utrix and John E. P. Peters Executors of this my last Will and Testament.
St. Johns May 29: 1885
James J Milley
Filed Jany 11/88
To the Honourable the Supreme Court or one of the Lordships the Judges thereof
The Petition of Caroline Milley of Saint Johns in the Island of Newfoundland and of John J.P. Peters of the same place
That James J. Milley of Saint Johns aforesaid Barrister at Law died at that place on the sixth day of January instant having previously made his last Will and Testament and appointed your petitioner executor thereunder
Sworn before me at Saint
Geo. I. Adams
In the matter of the
The Petition of the Executors
Supreme Court of Newfoundland
Saint Johns }
Sworn before me at St. Johns
Page Transcribed by Gordon Bennett
Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Thursday January 18, 2018)
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