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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
(G)
Annie Greene

 

Will of Annie Greene
(from Newfoundland will books vol 11 pages 102 to 106 probate year 1918)

In re Annie Greene       deceased

This is the Last Will and Testament of me Annie Greene of St. John's Newfoundland widow.

1st. I revoke all former wills.

2nd. I leave all the land lying between Queens Road and Military Road in St. John's, together with the dwelling house in which I reside and all other erections on said land, unto my nephew Cyril J. Fox. I hope that he will not sell this house and land unless compelled to do so by urgent necessity, and that if he do sell it he will give the preference of purchasing it to some member of my family. I also add the wish that Cyril J. Fox do not destroy or remove the said dwelling house unless it be rendered on inhabitable by accidental fire. Should Cyril J. Fox die without issue then the said house and land shall be sold and the proceeds of the sale divided amongst such of my nieces Ethel Fox Simms, Mary Fox [of John] Mary Fox Daw and Constance Fox as shall at the time of the death of Cyril J. Fox be living.

3rd. I leave the silver and plate contained in the chest marked J.B.G. and all other silver which came to me from my parents and is not herein specifically disposed of to be equally divided amongst such of the children of my brothers James Fox and John Fox as shall survive me. All my remaining silver and plate not herein specifically disposed of I leave to be equally divided between such of the children of my brother John Fox and of my brother-in-law Michael K. Greene as shall survive me.

4th. I leave to Minnie Greene, wife of Michael K. Greene, my pink Coral ring, my pearl and ruby ring, and my large silver tray. I leave to Theresa Clinton my green evening dress and my large ruby and gold bracelet, I leave to Mary Fox daughter of John Fox, all my evening dresses, my gold and the ball bracelet, my sapphire and diamond ring, and all the rings in my jewel case. I leave to my niece Constance Fox my short gold chain and trinkets attached, my diamond and ruby brooches, my seal skin coat and seal muff. I leave to my niece Mary Fox Daw my gold and carbuncle stone and diamond ring, my topaz and amethyst ring, and my five neck-chain with amethysts. I leave to my niece Ethel Fox Simms my silver entree dishes. I leave to my husband's nephew Joseph Greene all the pictures in the sitting room and the stags heads in the hall. I leave the remainder of my household furniture and effects, my piano and the Irish diamond cross and chain belonging to the family of Power, and my large silver teakettle and the silver toilet service on my bedroom table to my nephew Cyril J. Fox. I leave to Constance Fox my tea service, I leave to Minnie Fox, wife of my brother John, my silk dresses and blouses, my diamond dove brooch and my dog-skin coat. I leave my watch and watch chain and trinkets to Cyril J. Fox.

5th. I leave the hundred dollars which I have in the Bank of Montreal Savings Bank to the Belvedere Orphanage for prayers for the soul of my husband and myself. I desire that the nuns of Belvedere shall perpetually keep the graves of my husband and myself in good and neat condition.

6th. I leave the following four per cent government debentures of the Island of Newfoundland:- to my brother-in-law Michael K. Greene debentures of the face value of five thousand dollars: should he not survive me I leave the same to his children who survive me. To my husband's nephew the Reverend Dr. James Greene debentures of the face value of six thousand dollars. To my husband's nephew Joseph Greene debentures of the face value of six thousand dollars. To my nephew Cyril J. Fox debentures of the face value of two thousand dollars. To my niece Ethel Fox Simms debentures of the face value of two thousand dollars to my niece Mary Fox, daughter of John Fox, debentures of the face value of two thousand dollars. To my nephew Charles Fox debentures of the face value of two thousand dollars. To my nephew James Fox debentures of the face value of one thousand dollars. To my nephew John Fox debentures of the face value of one thousand dollars. To my niece Mary Fox Daw debentures of the face value of one thousand dollars. To my niece Constance Fox debentures of the face value of one thousand dollars. To the Ladies St. Vincent DePaul Society debentures to the face value of five hundred dollars. To the St. Vincent DePaul Society debentures of the face value of five hundred dollars. To His Grace the Archbishop of St. John's for repairs to the Roman Catholic Cathedral debentures of the face value of one thousand dollars. To Mount Cashel Orphanage debentures of the face value of one thousand dollars. To Belvedere Orphanage debentures of the face value of one thousand dollars. To the Convent of Mercy St. John's, debentures of the face value of one thousand dollars. To His Grace Archbishop Roche for Masses for the repose of the souls of my husband and myself debentures of the face value of five hundred dollars.

7th. I direct my executor to deposit in the Savings Bank the sum of eight hundred and seventy dollars and thereout for all time to pay fifty cents per week for flowers for the altar in the Convent of Mercy in memory of my husband and myself.

8th. I direct that all the foregoing legacies and bequests in this my will be paid free of succession or death duties.

9th. I leave all the rest residue and remainder of my estate, after first paying my debts and my funeral and testamentary expenses and Succession and death duties. To be divided as follows:- one-half thereof to my brother John Fox, and in the event of his dying before me, then to his children who shall survive me in equal shares, and the other half thereof to my husband's nephews the Reverend James Greene and Joseph Greene in equal shares. Should either of the Reverend James Greene and Joseph Greene die before me his interest in the said one-half share in the residue of my estate shall pass to his surviving brother. Should both of the said Reverend James Greene and Joseph Greene die before me the said one-half share in the residue of my estate shall pass to their father Michael K. Greene. Should all of the said Reverend James Greene, Joseph Greene and Michael K. Greene die before me the whole of the residue of my estate shall pass to my brother John Fox, and in the event of his dying before me then to his children in equal shares.

10th. I appoint my friend Herbert E. Knight of St. John's, Solicitor Executor of this my will.

Dated at St. John's this 6th day of February A.D. 1917. -Annie Greene- Signed Published and declared by the said Testatrix as and for her last will and Testament in our presence who in her presence and at her request have hereunto in the presence of each other subscribed our names as witnesses Harold S. Knight. Hannah O'Dwyer. Herbert Knight.

This a codicil to the will of me Annie Greene. I confirm all the provisions of my will, written on the other side of this sheet. I leave the sum of five hundred dollars to the Reverend Dr. Kitchener for the building fund of St. Joseph Church in St. John's. Dated at St. John's this 7th day of December A.D. 1917 -Annie Green- Signed Published and declared by the said Testatrix as a codicil to her last will and Testament in our presence while in her presence and at her request and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses. Herbert Knight Hannah O'Dwyer.

Correct Charles H. Emerson
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland.

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Fiat
May 15/18
C.J.
Probate
May 18/18
granted
to Herbert
E Knight
Estate
sworn at
$39.527.00

 

 

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.

Page Contributed by Judy Benson, Alana Bennett, Wendy Weller and Eric Weller

REVISED: September 7, 2001 (Ivy Benoit)

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