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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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Matilda Pelley Lockyer
Will of Matilda Pelley Lockyer
from Newfoundland will books vol 11 page 372 probate year 1919
In re Matilda Pelley Lockyer deceased
This is the last will and testament of me Matilda Pelly Lockyer,
wife of William Lockyer of Trinity in the Dominion of Newfoundland.
- Firstly. I give and bequeath to my niece Nelly Pearcey,
daughter of Joseph and Jessie Pearcey of St. John's. The sum of
fifty dollars [$50] from monies that I have deposited in the Nfld.
Government Savings Bank.
- Secondly. I give devise and bequeath to my two daughters Blanche
Grant, wife of Samuel D. Grant, of Trinity, and Stella
Eliza Lockyer unmarried, also of Trinity, the balance or
residue of the monies in the aforesaid Savings Bank, [after paying
the aforementioned legacy of Fifty dollars to Nelly Pearcey]
- to be equally divided between them share and share alike.
- Thirdly. I give devise and bequeath to my daughter Stella
Eliza Lockyer aforesaid, the Dwelling House I own and situate
on Young's Street, St. John's, Nfld, or if the said house is
sold, the proceeds thereof shall be for her own use and benefit.
- Fourthly. The amount of eight hundred dollars [$800] which I
lent to my husband William Lockyer to help carry on his
business and which amount now stands to my credit on his books
- I give devise and bequeath to my two daughters aforesaid Blanche
Grant and Stella Eliza Lockyer the aforesaid amount
of eight hundred dollars [$800] or the balance with interest accruing
thereto, to be equally divided between them share and share alike
- with the proviso, that the said money be left in my said husband's
business - While my said husband continues the business he now
carries on - or remains unmarried but should he discontinue the
business or marry again - then the amount due me on his books shall
be paid to my two daughters as I direct above in equal shares.
- Fifthly. My Piano now in my house in which I reside - I give
and devise to my aforesaid daughter Stella Eliza Lockyer for
her own use and benefit absolutely.
- Sixthly. I appoint James D. Lockyer my brother-in-law
to be Executor of this my last Will and Testament.
Dated in Trinity this second day of April A.D. 1919. Matilda Pelley
Lockyer. Signed by the said Matilda P. Lockyer in our presence
who in her presence and in the presence of each other, at the same
time subscribe our names as Witnesses. Edwin G. Grant. Julia Lockyer.
Correct William F. Lloyd
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland.
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Fiat Sept. 20/19
to James D.
|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 25, 2001 (Ivy F. Benoit)
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