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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
(L)
George H. LeMessurier

 

 

Will of George H. LeMessurier
from Newfoundland will books volume 7 pages 469 to 472 probate year 1905

In re the Estate of George H. LeMessurier       deceased

This is the last will and testament of me George H. LeMessurier of Saint John's in the Island of Newfoundland Retired Post office accountant.

  1. I appoint my sons George William LeMessurier and John Henry LeMessurier executors of this my will.
  2. I give devise and bequeath to my said executors my interest in Hutchings estate upon trust to receive the income thereof and pay the same to my wife Elizabeth LeMessurier during her life provided that if and when the said income shall exceed the sum of $250.00 per year the balance over and above said sum of $250.00 per year shall be divided among my children in equal shares. On the death of my said wife I give and devise my said interest in Hutchings estate to such of my four sons Peter Wilson LeMessurier, John Henry LeMessurier, George William LeMessurier and Alexander Brown LeMessurier as shall be then living provided that should either of my said sons die in the meantime leaving male issue who shall be living on the death of my said wife such male issue shall take his or their father's share.
  3. I direct that my debts and funeral and testamentary expenses be paid out of my moneys in the Savings Bank and in my possession at the date of my death and that the balance of all such moneys shall be placed in the Savings Bank to meet the funeral expenses of my said wife and shall be used for that purpose so far as may be required.
  4. I give and bequeath to my said son Peter Wilson LeMessurier my mahogany extension dining table with leaves; to my said son John Henry LeMessurier the large mirror which he won for me. The remainder of my household goods and effects I give to my said wife for her use during her life and after her death to my said sons share and share alike.
  5. I give and devise to my said son George William LeMessurier my one-half interest in the land bought from Spry situate near Mundy's Pond.
  6. I give and bequeath to my said executors all my postage stamps and postal cards (foreign and Newfoundland) upon trust to hold the same until the expiration of 10 years from the date hereof and then to sell the same and to divided the proceeds among my said sons the male children only (if any then surviving) of any dying in the meantime taking their fathers share.
  7. all the rest residue and remainder of my estate and effects I give to my said sons in equal shares.
  8. I release and discharge by son Alexander Brown LeMessurier from all claim in respect of any moneys due by him to me and I direct that this release shall not affect any devise or bequest to him hereinbefore contained.

Witness my hand at Saint John's in the Island aforesaid this thirteenth day of March Anno Domini one thousand nine hundred and two. George H. LeMessurier
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. W. E. Wood St. John's Solicitor     W.O.D. Kelly Solicitor St. John's.

This is a codicil to the last will and testament of me George H. LeMessurier the testator named in the foregoing will. Paragraph 2 of the said foregoing will is hereby cancelled and annulled and the following substituted therefore, I give devise and bequeath to my said executors my interest in Hutchings estate upon trust to receive the income thereof and pay the same to my wife Elizabeth LeMessurier during her life provided that if and when the said income shall exceed the sum of $250.00 per year the balance over and above the said sum of $250.00 per year shall be divided among my children in equal shares. I will and direct that on the death of my wife 1/5 of the income of my share or interest in Hutchings estate shall be paid to my daughter Mrs. Mary Smith for and during her life and the remainder of the income of the said share in Hutchings estate shall during the life of my said daughter be paid to such of my four sons Peter Wilson LeMessurier John Henry LeMessurier George William LeMessurier and Alexander Brown LeMessurier as shall then be living provided that should either of my said sons die in the meantime leaving male issue who shall be living on the death of my said wife such male issue shall take his or their father's share. On the death of my said daughter I give and devise my said interest in Hutchings estate to such of my four sons Peter Wilson LeMessurier, John Henry LeMessurier, George William LeMessurier and Alexander Brown LeMessurier as shall be then living provided that should either of my said sons die in the meantime leaving male issue who shall be living on the death of my said daughter such male issue shall take his or their fathers share. Dated the 20th day of March A.D. 1903 (signed) Geo. H. LeMessurier
Signed Published and declared by the said testator 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 W. E. Wood Solicitor St. John's    W.O.D. Kelly. Sol. St. John's.

I certify the foregoing to be a correct copy of the last will and codicil of Geo. H. LeMessurier
D. M. Browning

Registrar

(Listed in the Margin next to this will the following)
Fiat
April 18/05
Emerson J.
Probate granted
on the 26th day
of April A.D. 1905
to George W.
LeMessurier
and John H.
LeMessurier
Estate sworn
at $3172.00

 

 

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 and Ivy F. Benoit

REVISED BY: Ivy F. Benoit May 7, 2002

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