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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
George R. Lilly


Will of George R. Lilly
from Newfoundland will books vol 11 page 296 probate year 1919

In re George R. Lilly       deceased

This is the last will and testament of me George Richard Lilly residing in St. John's Ex Stipendeary Magistrate at Trinity and elsewhere. I appoint of brother-in-law the Honorable Marmaduke George Winter to be the Executor of this my last Will and Testament - I desire that after the payment of all my just debts funeral and testamentary expenses any chattels and effects shall be disposed of in the manner set forth [except certain silverware which was given to my children by their mother under her Will] my own silverware and cutlery and other effects to be divided equally between my three daughters and son Hugh - I give and bequeath to my said Executor the sum of two thousand dollars to my youngest daughter Hilda Flora Lilly to my daughter Beatrice Eliza Noel the sum of one hundred and fifty dollars. To my daughter Clara Alice Bahrens of Chicago the sum of one hundred and fifty dollars. To my Executor in trust for the benefit of my five grand children Ralph M. Noel, Frank L Noel, George E. Bahrens, Richard A. Bahrens, and George R. Lilly the sum of one hundred dollars each, towards their education. I also give and bequeath to the trustees of the C. of E. Orphanage the sum of two hundred and fifty dollars. To the trustees of the Methodist Orphanage one hundred dollars. To the RC Orphanage at Belvedere fifty dollars to the ladies of the Dorcas Society fifty dollars and to my sister Helen B. Lilly the sum of five hundred dollars. I also give and bequeath to my three daughters and son Hugh all my silverware and cutlery share and share alike, and the rest, residue and remainder of my estate. I also give and bequeath to the aforesaid daughters and son Hugh. In witness whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name at St. John's this 19th day of July A.D. 1899. G. R. Lilly

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

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Fiat March 3/19
Horwood CJ
Probate granted
to Marmaduke
G. Winter
March 5/19
Estate sworn
at $6105.00



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 16, 2001 (Ivy F. Benoit)

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