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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
(J)
Llewellyn Jones

 

Will of Llewellyn Jones
from Newfoundland will books vol 11 pages 291 to 295 probate year 1919

In re The Right Reverend Llewellyn Jones D.D. Bishop of Newfoundland       deceased

This is the last Will and Testament of me the Right Reverend Llewellyn Jones D.D. Bishop of Newfoundland at present in England I revoke all former Wills and Testamentary dispositions heretobefore made by me I appoint my son Nigel Eames Field Jones and my brother-in-law Reginald Thomas Heygate Clerk of Holy Orders Vicar of Boston(?) In the county of Lincoln [who and the survivor of them or other of the Trustees or Trustee for the time being hereof are hereinafter called "my Trustees"] to be Executors and Trustees of this my Will I bequeath the following legacies namely:-

To the Clergy Widows and Orphans Fund of the Diocese of Newfoundland two hundred and fifty dollars of the currency of Newfoundland

To the Clergy Retirement Fund of the said Diocese two hundred and fifty dollars of the same currency

To the Clergy Sustination fund of the said Diocese two hundred and fifty dollars of the said currency

To the Church of England Orphanage of the said Diocese two hundred and fifty dollars of the said currency

To my Successor in the See of Newfoundland the Silver Gilt Pastoral Staff presented to me by the Clergy and Laity(?) of the said Diocese to commemorate the first twenty five years of my episcopate and the Gold Pectoral Cross given to me by the Clergy of the said Diocese in the full confidence that he will give or bequeath the same Staff and Cross to his successor

I give to the Widows Fund of Bermuda Church Society fifty pounds and to the Bishop for the time being exercising Episcopal jurisdiction in Bermuda my smaller Pastoral Staff and any household furniture and effects of which I may be possessed in Bermuda except silver and plated articles linen and such other things as I have been in the habit of bringing there from time to time for my personal use during my tempory occupation

I give to my said son Nigel Eames Field Jones the Silver Pastoral Cross given to me by Alfred Menzies Jones

To my sister Charlotte Clark four hundred pounds

To the said Reginald Thomas Heygate as a slight recognition of the trouble he will have in carrying out the trusts of this my Will two hundred pounds

To Mary Lavinia Heygate his wife two hundred pounds

To my housekeeper Phoebe Jane Jennings whether she shall be in my service at the time of my decease or not Twenty (a line is drawn through Twenty) Ten pounds in addition to any wages that may be then owing to her should she still be in my service
(in the margin next to the Will is a note with the following capital letters) "L.T.Y. J.O.F. E.G.S." (then) "one hundred dollars," (followed by the capital letters and date) "L.S. W.L.S.D. 14/1/17"

To Herbert Gresford Jones Edith Winifrid Jones Vincent Strickland Jones and Clement Wakesfield Jones children of my late brother Canon William Jones twenty five pounds each and to my godchild Alice Margaret Jones daughter of my said brother fifty pounds

To my godchild Rosetta Mary Glover daughter of the late Sir John Hawley Glover Twenty pounds

To my godchild Mary Margaret Mason wife of Canon Mason formerly Master of Pembroke College Cambridge twenty pounds

I declare that all legacies bequeathed in this my Will shall be free of death duties and I declare that the receipts of the Treasurers of the Funds and Society to which I am bequeathing legacies as hereinbefore mentioned shall be sufficient discharges to my Trustees for such legacies I direct my Trustees that no sermon of mine shall be lent given or printed and I expressly enjoin my Trustees to destroy as soon as possible after my death all my Sermons Sermon notes Diaries and private correspondence (in the margin at this point are the following capital letters) "L.I.L. J.O.F. E.G.S."

I devise and bequeath to my Trustees all my real estate of every tenure and wheresoever situate and all the residue of my personal estate and effects whatsoever and wheresoever not hereby otherwise disposed of [including as well real as personal estate over which I may have any general power of appointment or disposition by Will] Upon Trust that my Trustees shall sell call in collect and convert into money the said real and personal estate and premises at such time or times and in such manner as they shall think fit [but as to reversionary property not until it falls into possession unless it shall appear to my Trustees that an earlier sale would be beneficial and so that they shall have the fullest power and discretion to postpone the sale calling in or conversion of the whole or any part or parts of the said premises including leaseholds or other property of a terminable or wasting nature Oduring such. As they shall think proper and to retain the same or any part thereof in its present form of investment without being responsible for loss and shall out of the monies to arise from the sale calling in and conversion of or forming part of my said real or personal estate pay my funeral and testamentary expenses and debts and the legacies bequeathed by this my Will or any Codicil hereto and the duty thereon and shall stand possessed of the residue of the said monies hereinafter called "the Trust premises"] (at this point in the margin next to the Will are the capital letters) "L.L.D. J.O.P. E.G.S." as to one equal third part thereof for my said son Llewellyn Archibald Field Jones absolutely as to one other equal third part thereof for my daughter Dorothy Helen Burnyeat Jones upon the trusts hereinafter mentioned and as to the remaining one equal third part thereof for my said son Nigel Eames Field Jones absolutely provided (at approximately this point there is an asterick in the margin although there is not one in the Will the writing is very difficult to read as it is squished in. I believe it says) "Nigel or have the legacy of $2000.00 left him by the late Mrs. Eames this is new will ???ible ??? that ????? ?? and that he is to receive out of the state before Llewellyn & Dorothy & Nigel receive their share that is to say that Nigel is to receive from of all the legacy of Mrs. Eames what ever is the amounts at the time of my death." and I declare that if any of my said children shall die in my lifetime without leaving issue living at my death the share of the Trust Premises of the child so dying shall go to the survivors or survivor of my said children and if more than one in equal shares I declare that the shares [whether or original or subsequently accruing] in the Trust Premises which are hereinbefore expressed to be given to my said daughter shall be retained by my Trustees and be held by them upon the trusts hereinafter declared that is to say upon Trust that my Trustees shall invest the same either by retaining some of the securities existing at my decease or by investing in some or one of the modes of investment hereinafter authorized and during the life of my said daughter shall pay the income arising from such securities or investments to her and so that during coverture the same shall be for her separate use without power of anticipation and after the death of such daughter shall hold such shares and the future income thereof Upon Trust for all or such one or more exclusively of the others or other of the children or remoter issue of my daughter [such remoter issue to be born and take vested interests within twenty one years after her death] at such a time or respective ages or times if more than one in such shares and with such future and other trusts for their benefit and such provisions for their respective advancement [either in the lifetime or after the death of my said daughter] and maintenance and education at the discretion of my Trustees or any other person or persons and in such manner in all respects as my said daughter shall by any Deed or Deeds revocable or irrevocable or by Will or Codicil appoint and in default of and subject to such appointment In Trust for all or any the children or child of my said daughter who shall be living at my decease or born afterwards and who being a son or sons shall attain the age of twenty one years or being a daughter or daughters attain that age or marry and if more than one in equal shares provided always and I declare that no child of my said daughter who or whose issue shall take any part of the share of such daughter in any appointment by virtue of the power hereinbefore contained shall in default of appointment to the contrary be entitled to any share of the unappointed part thereof without bringing the share or shares or interests appointed to him or her into hotchpot and accounting for the same accordingly provided always and I declare that in case the trusts hereinbefore declared concerning the shares of my said daughter shall fail then subject to the trusts powers and provisions herein declared and contained or by law vested in my Trustees concerning the same shares and to every or any such exercise of such powers my Trustees shall hold such shares and the income thereof In Trust for such person or persons for such purpose for such estates or interests and in such manner in all respects as my said daughter shall by Will or Codicil appoint and in default of and subject to any such appointment In Trust for such person or persons as would have been entitled thereto under the statutes for the distribution of the personal estate of Intestates at the death of such daughter if such daughter had died possessed thereof Intestate domiciled in England and a Spinster such persons if more than one to take as tenants in common in the shares in which they would have taken under the same statutes I declare that my Trustees may at any time [but during the lifetime of my said daughter only with her consent in writing] pay or apply any part of the capital of the share not exceeding in the whole one half part thereof to which any child or any other issue of my said daughter shall for the time being be entitled in expectancy and would if of a full age be entitled in possession under the Trusts hereinbefore declared for or towards his or her education advancement or benefit I declare that all moneys liable to be invested under this my will may be invested in the names or under the control of my Trustees in or upon some of the Parliamentary Stocks or Public Funds or Securities of the United Kingdom or India or any Colony or Dependency of the United Kingdom or of any foreign country or upon mortgage of freehold copyhold or leasehold lands and hereditaments in England or Wales [but not in Ireland] held if leasehold for a term of which not less than sixty years shall be unexpired at the date of investment or in or upon the Stocks Funds Shares Bonds Mortgages Debentures Cabenture Stocks or other securities of any Corporation Company or Public Body whether Municipal Commercial or otherwise in the United Kingdom or India or any Colony or Dependency of the United Kingdom or in the United States of America with power to vary such investments from time to time at discretion for others of the authorized kind I declare that the Statutory Power of appointing a new Trustee or new Trustees of this my Will shall be exercisable by my said daughter and I declare that my Trustees may in their uncontrolled discretion instead of acting personally employ and pay any Solicitor Accountant Estate Agent Trust Company or other person or Corporation to transact any business whether strictly professional or not and make out and keep Trust accounts or receive money or do anything else relating to my Estate or to this my Will and any of themselves being a Solicitor or engaged in any profession or business may be so employed or act and he or his firm shall be entitled to make and be paid the same charges as if he had not been appointed a Trustee.

In witness whereof I have to this my last Will and Testament set my hand this second day of October one thousand nine hundred and fourteen. Llewellyn Jones. Signed by the said Llewellyn Jones the Testator as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us both being 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. John D. Peel. 1 St. Giles Oxford Solicitor. Ernest G. Slatter, Clerk to Messrs Morrel Peel & Gamler. Solicitors. Oxford.

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

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Fiat
and Feb. 20/19
Horwood CJ
Probate
granted to
Rev. Reginald
Thos Heygate
and Nigel
E. F. Jones
March 10/19
Estate sworn
at $120,806.68

 

 

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 16, 2001 (Ivy F. Benoit)

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