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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
(G)
Walter Baine Grieve

 

Will of Walter Baine Grieve
from Newfoundland will books vol 12 pages 10 to 12 probate year 1921

In re Walter Baine Grieve       deceased

This is the last Will and Testament of me Walter Baine Grieve of Saint John's in the Island of Newfoundland Merchant.

  1. I appoint John C. Hepburn of Saint John's aforesaid my confidential clerk and Arthur Donnelly and Thomas Collingwood both of Saint John's aforesaid Accountants Executors of this my Will.

  2. I give and bequeath to Andrew Richardson Grieve of Greeneck Scotland the sum of One thousand pounds sterling: to Ninian Hill of Edinburgh Scotland the sum of One thousand pounds sterling: to John McDougall of Greeneck Scotland son of John Patten McDougall the sum of One thousand pounds sterling: to William Dick, Junior, of Greeneck Scotland the sum of One thousand pounds sterling: to my Nephew James Henry Grieve the sum of One thousand pounds sterling: to my Nephew Hobart Grieve R.N. the sum of One thousand pounds sterling: to each of the surviving daughters of my Late brother Robert Grieve the sum of Five hundred pounds sterling: to Una Harvey of Saint John's, Nurse the sum of Five hundred dollars: to the Church of England Orphanage Saint John's the sum of Two thousand five hundred dollars: to the Roman Catholic Orphanages Saint John's (to be divided between them) the sum of Two thousand five hundred dollars: to the Methodist Orphanage Saint John's the sum of Two thousand five hundred dollars: to Doctor Fraser's Children's Hospital Saint John's the sum of One thousand dollars: to the Saint John's Church of England Cathedral Tower Completion Fund the sum of One thousand pounds sterling: to each of my two present maid servants the sum of Two hundred dollars: to John T. Croucher, Saint John's, my Agent at Battle Harbour the sum of Two thousand five hundred dollars.

  3. I direct my Executors to pay the expense of the education of my Grand-daughter Hope Grieve for the next four years.

  4. I give and bequeath to each of my following sisters viz: Annie, Cora, Constance and Octavia the sum of One thousand pounds sterling.

  5. I also give and bequeath to my said four sisters all my shares in the Glebe Sugar Refining Company whose Head Office is at Greenock aforesaid: also all my shares in Murray and Crawford Limited of Grenock aforesaid: also all my shares in Ellis and Company Limited of Saint John's Newfoundland.

  6. I give to each of my above named Executors the sum of One thousand pounds sterling and this bequest shall be in addition to any money which they shall receive in connection with the carrying on of my business.

  7. I direct the business carried on by me under the name or firm of "Baine Johnston and Company" shall be continued and carried on by my Executors unless and until it shall show a loss. My said Executors shall not be personally responsible for any loss incurred in the carrying on of the said business. They shall receive such salaries for the carrying on of the business as may be agreed upon between them and my sisters Annie, Cora, Constance and Octavia. The above pecuniary legacies shall be paid out of the assests of the business if my other estate shall be insufficient. The profits of the said business shall go to my above named four sisters and subject to the foregoing provisions of this Will I give devise and bequeath all the capital and all the assets property and effects of the said business to them equally.

All the rest residue and remainder of my property estate and effects I give devise and bequeath to my said beforementioned four sisters Annie, Cora, Constance and Octavia equally. Witness my hand at Saint John's aforesaid this 20th day of January Anno Domini One thousand Nine hundred and Twenty one. W.B.Grieve.

Signed Published and Declared by the said Testator as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who at his request in his presence and in the presence of each other [all present at the same time] have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses.
J. Angus O'Dwyer, Accountant.
Ernest P. Nicolle, Accountant.

This is a Codicil to the last Will and Testament of me Walter Baine Grieve of Saint John's Merchant.

  1. I direct my Executors to convert the business carried on by me under the name or style of "Baine Johnston and Company" into a Limited Liability Company for the purpose of continuing the same and for this purpose to take all steps necessary for the Registration of a Company and the transfer to it of all assets property, moneys, credits, and affects of the said business after providing whatever may be necessary for the legacies directed by the next paragraph to be paid in cash and for taxes death duties and other outgoings. The first Directors shall be my Executors who shall also be managing Directors and they shall be entitled to salaries as Managing Directors in addition to any bequest they may take under my Will.

  2. I direct that all the pecuniary bequests contained in my Will shall be paid in shares of the capital stock of the Company at par instead of in cash. except the following which shall be paid in cash. namely:- Those to the surviving daughters of my late brother Robert Grieve: to Una Harvey: to the Church of England Orphanage: to the Roman Catholic Orphanages: to the Methodist Orphanage: to Doctor Fraser's Hospital: to the Saint John's Church of England Cathedral Tower Completion Fund: to my maid servants and to my Grand-daughter Hope Grieve. Provided that where bequests payable as aforesaid in shares of the Company are expressed in my Will in pounds sterling in fractional balances less than the amount of a share may be paid in cash.

  3. I direct that the remainder of the capital stock of the Company shall go and belong to my four sisters Annie, Cora, Constance and Octavia in equal shares: except Three thousand dollars par value of the capital stock which I give to my Executors one third to each [in addition to any other bequest to them] as Director's Qualifications Shares.

  4. I revoke any portion of my said Will which may conflict with this codicil but otherwise my said Will shall remain in full force and effect.

Witness my hand at Saint John's aforesaid this 25th day of January Anno Domini One thousand nine hundred and Twenty One. W.B.Grieve.

Signed Published and Declared as and for a codicil to his last will and Testament in the presence of us who at his request in his presence and in the presence of each other [all present at the same time] have hereunto subscribed our names as Witnesses.
J. Angus O'Dwyer, Accountant
Ernest P. Nicolle Accountant

Correct William F. Lloyd
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland.

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Fiat March 26/21
Horwood C.J.
probate granted to
John C Hepburn
Arthur Donnelly and
Thomas Collingwood
March 31/21
Estate sworn at
$348,548.27

 

 

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, Eric Weller and Kristina Americo

REVISED BY: Ivy F. Benoit March 7, 2002

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