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Will of Rev. William James Lockyer
IN THE NAME OF GOD. AMEN.
This is my last will and testament, made after the death of my wife,
May the first, one thousand nine hundred and twenty
(1) All necessary expenses of having my body brought to Trinity (if I die away from it) and buried in the same grave in which my wife is buried.
(2) One hundred dollars to be paid to Mr David North of Hantsport, Nova Scotia, if alive. If not alive it is to be given to Queen’s College, St. John’s, Newfoundland.
(3) Five hundred dollars to the Rector and Wardens of St. Paul’s Church, Trinity, to provide an Oak Pulpit for that Church, in memory of me as a Priest, and of my wife, Elizabeth M. Lockyer, as my faithful fellow worker for thirty five years. Vide particulars on slip attached to this document, marked Pulpit.
(4) One hundred dollars to Mrs Isobel Demister of New Perlican, if alive. If not alive to be given to the Mortuary Chapel Fund of St. Paul’s, Trinity, to assist in keeping the building in good repairs, especially the interior - The principal and interest may be used, as necessity requires, till the whole amount is used.
(5) One hundred dollars to the Rector and Wardens of St. Paul’s in trust, to be spent under their supervision, so much a year, as found necessary to keep the Lockyer lot in the Cemetery, in decent condition. If found necessary, an amount not to exceed five dollars a year, may be taken from the principal for this purpose, and to supplement, the interest of the amount in the Bank.
(6) One hundred dollars to the Rector and Wardens of St. Paul’s Church (a) to pay freight and other expenses on Memorial Pulpit: (b) to pay for the brass plate and inscription to be placed on the Pulpit: (Vide memo: attached to this document, and marked “Pulpit”. Balance for sanctuary Carpet in St. Paul’s Church.
All monies found to my credit in the Royal Bank in Trinity,
My watch and chain to be given to my nephew, George Lockyer, when he is eighteen years of age.
The gold cross on my watch chain to a Student at Queen’s College, to be selected by Bishop White.
My Stoles, Surplices, Cassocks, “Pocket” Font, Priest’s Private Communion Set; Books, and any other things not herein specified, that may be useful to a priest, to be given to Mr Gerald White, if ordained a priest.
My Fur Coat to be given
to Bishop White for his own personal use.
I appoint Bishop White as Sole Executor of this my last will and testament, and all expenses incurred by him in connection with the carrying out of my wishes, are to have first claims upon the money found to my credit in the Banks, before “the best interests of St. Paul’s Church, Trinity” (Vide Section marked B) are considered: And if any other things are found belonging to me, the Bishop may dispose of them (I mean anything not herein mentioned) just as he thinks best. Re Slab in the base of Mrs Lockyer’s headstone, see note attached to this document, and marked Headstone.
The piece of land adjoining Green’s Forge, and just bought by me from Neville Lockyer, I give and bequeath to St. Paul’s Church Trinity, to belong to it for ever, never to be sold (Vide deed of the same in my possession) unless I sell it before my death.
Signed, Sealed, and delivered by me.
WILLIAM JAS: LOCKYER.
In the presence of us and of each other.
Walter N. White. Trinity.
Items of explanation
PULPIT W. J. Lockyer
Pulpit to be ordered from England (Whippel & Co: or any other firm, at Bishop White’s suggestion)
Plan C as given on the slip encloses, is the plan for St. Paul’s, giving entrance from the back. They will get the Brass Plate made for it, so as to be the width of moulding on which it is to be placed.
The following is the inscription for the Plate:
(In margin - X add number of years from
- HEADSTONE -
A Slab is attached to front of the base of the Cross at Mrs
Grave - by a brass screw in the middle of the
slab - Screw head covered with plaster.
William Jas Lockyer.
Should my death result from injuries, such as are covered by Section E of Accident Policy No. A. 135246 (herewith enclosed) I give and bequeath the one thousand dollars (therein insured for) to St. Paul’s Church Trinity, to be placed in the Bank, and the interest to be used by the Church Wardens for the repairs of St. Paul’s Church - the principal never to be used for any purpose.
W. J. LOCKYER.
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
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