Will of Henry Ellis
from Newfoundland will books volume 10 pages 298-299 probate
HENRY ELLIS deceased.
This is the last will and testament
of me, Henry Ellis, of St. John’s Manufacturers’ Agent.
1. I hereby revoke all former wills by me at
any time made and declare this to be my last will and testament.
2. I hereby appoint my son William Ashford
Ellis, of St. John’s, Grocer,
to be the sole executor of this my last will and testament.
3. I give, devise and bequeath to my said executor
the sum of one hundred dollars.
4. I give, devise and bequeath to Mrs.
Jacob Morgan of 13 Monroe Street, the sum of fifty dollars.
5. I give,
devise and bequeath my one twenty-fourth undivided interest in an estate in St.
known as Ellis Estate (subject to the provisions of paragraph 8 hereof)
to my daughters Lilian Rose Ellis of Stoneham, Spinster, and Alice
Spinster, in equal shares, for their joint lives; and on the death of either
of my said daughters, to the survivor for her life; and on the death of the
survivor I give, devise and bequeath my said undivided share of Ellis Estate to
the Lord Bishop of the Anglican Church in Newfoundland, and his successors
in office, for the use and benefit of the Church of England Orphanage or Orphanages;
and if there be then no Church of England Orphanage or Orphanages in St. John’s,
the to the said Lord Bishop of the Anglican Church in Newfoundland and his
successors in office for such use in connection with the support, maintenance
and education of the orphans of St. John’s as he may appoint.
6. My bed and bedding, wearing apparel, household furniture and effects not
disposed of prior to my death, I give, devise and bequeath to the said Mrs.
Jacob Morgan of 13 Monroe Street.
7. All the rest, residue and remainder of my property, goods, chattels and
effects I give, devise and bequeath to my eight children, namely: Emily
Louise Johnston, William Ashford Ellis, Jessie Anne Selina Major Lilian Rose
Ellis, Maud Isabella Thompson, Charles Albert Henry Ellis, Harold Howard Ellis and
Alice May Ellis, to be divided between them in equal shares.
8. In the event of there not being sufficient
funds, apart from my one-twenty-fourth undivided interest in Ellis Estate as
aforesaid, to pay the legacies named in paragraphs 3 and 4 hereof, I direct that
the income of my said undivided interest in Ellis Estate be first applied
to the payment of the legacy named in paragraph 3 hereof, and be then applied
to the payment of the legacy mentioned in paragraph 4 hereof. In
testimony whereof I have hereunto subscribed my hand at St. John’s this
11th day of August, A.D. 1914. Henry Ellis. Signed by the said testator as and for his last will and testament, in the presence
of us, who in his presence at his request, and in the presence of each other,
have hereunto our names subscribed as witnesses, Michael J. Mulcahy, of St. John’s, Clerk to R.A.
Squires. Richard Anderson Squires, of St. John’s, Solicitor.
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
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