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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Robert P. Holloway


Will of Robert Palfrey Holloway Lieut. died 14 April 1917
from Newfoundland will books vol 11 page 335 probate year 1919

In re Robert P. Holloway       deceased

This is the last will and testament of me Robert P. Holloway of St. John's in the Island of Newfoundland, Photographer, but at present a Lieutenant in the Newfoundland Regiment.

First. I give and bequeath and confirm to my mother Henrietta Holloway the proceeds of my life insurance policy No. 2184302 in the New York Life Insurance Company.

Second. I give and bequeath fifty of my shares in the Holloway Studio Limited to my sister Elizabeth Holloway upon the condition that she shall forego her claim against me for the unpaid purchase money and interest for shares in said company to the extent of two hundred and fifty dollars; should my said sister not be willing to forego her claim to the extent foresaid I direct that the said fifty shares shall be part of my residuary estate.

Third. I give and bequeath two of my shares in the Holloway Studio Limited to Charles P. Ayre Esq. of Ayre and Sons Limited if he will accept same. If the said Charles P. Ayre will not accept said shares I direct that they shall be part of my residuary estate.

Fourth. Out of of the residue of my estate I direct that there be paid all my debts funeral and testamentry expenses and death duties including such sum or sums as I may at the time of my death owe my said mother and sister in respect of shares in the Holloway Studio Limited and interest on purchase money thereof [Subject as respects my said sister to the deduction of two hundred and fifty dollars mentioned above should she accept the said bequest of fifty shares] and subject to said payments I give devise and bequeath the said residue of my estate to my wife Agnes Isabel Holloway.

Fifth. I appoint my said wife Agnes Isabel Holloway Sole Executrix of this my will. In witness whereof I the said Robert P. Holloway have to this my will set my hand this thirty first day of March Anno Domini one thousand nine hundred and sixteen. R. P. Holloway. Signed by the above named Robert P. Holloway as his last will in the presence of us, both present at the same time, who at his request, in his presence and in the presence of each other, have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses. Jas. P. Blackwood. Jessie E. White.

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

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Fiat June 18/19
adm granted to
Elizabeth Holloway
June 19/19
Estate sworn
at $5260.00



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: October 23, 2001 (Ivy F. Benoit)

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