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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Julia Gordon


Will of Julia Gordon
from Newfoundland will books volume 10 pages 434-435 probate year 1916

In re
      JULIA GORDON          deceased.

      This is the last will and testament of me Julia Gordon of Harbour Grace widow of Samuel Gordon late of Harbour Grace Master Mariner deceased.     I revoke all wills heretofore by me made.     I appoint my stepdaughter Theresa Frazer my nephew Willis Davis and my friend O.V. Travers to be the executors of this my last will    I bequeath to my said executors all property of every kind and description whatsoever whether real or personal of which I shall die possessed Upon Trust First to deliver to my stepdaughter Theresa Frazer for her sole and absolute use all the furniture pictures and personal chattels which came to me through my late husband Samuel Gordon and which consist principally of two chests of drawers two sofas three tables two arm chairs certain mohair chairs and a grandfather clock which furniture together with any other articles not specifically mentioned can be identified by my said executors.
Second to deliver to my said stepdaughter Theresa Frazer two beds and bedding for her sole and absolute use.
Third to sell and dispose of all other property whether real or personal of which I shall die possessed and to collect all moneys due to my estate and out of the proceeds

  • (a) To pay all my just debts funeral and testamentary expenses and provide a decent and respectable tombstone for myself and my late husband’s daughter Selina Gordon.
  • (b) to pay to my faithful servant Richard Cooney one hundred dollars
  • ( c) to pay to the Trustees of the Methodist Church at Harbour Grace one hundred dollars to be applied towards the reduction of the debt on the organ in the said Church should there be a debt upon the said organ at the time of my decease otherwise to be applied to such purposes for the benefit of the Methodist Church at Harbour Grace as they in their discretion shall deem advisable
  • (d) to divide the rest residue and remainder of my said estate between my said stepdaughter Theresa Frazer my niece Maggie Frazer daughter of said Theresa Frazer and my niece Sophie Davis in three equal parts share and share alike.

      Hr. Grace Nov. 27th 1912.    Julia Gordon.    Signed published and declared by the testatrix as and for her last will and testament in the presence of us who in her presence and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names hereto as witnesses J.A.W.W. McNeily,    Jane B. Ash.

      This is a codicil to this my last will and testament.     I revoke the appointment of Willis Davis as one of my executors and I appoint Ernest Simmonds of Harbour Grace Merchant in his place and stead.    Owing to changed circumstances I regretfully revoke my bequest (a) in the foregoing will to the Trustees of the Methodist Church in Harbour Grace and direct them instead to pay the said bequest of one hundred dollars to my niece Sophia Davis. Otherwise I confirm the foregoing will in all respects.    Harbour Grace Apr. 23 1914.    Julia Gordon.    Witnesses who have signed in the presence of the said Julia Gordon and each other O.V. Travers.     J.A.W.W. McNeily.

Charles H. Emerson
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland

(Listed in the margin of this will)
Aug 29/16
Kent J.
Aug 30/16
granted to
O.V. Travers
& Ernest
(Theresa Frazer
Estate sworn
at $1100.00



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