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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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John Loder

 

Will of John Loder
from Newfoundland will books volume 10 pages 551 to 555 probate year 1917

In re
      John Loder          deceased.

      This is the last will & Testament of me John Loder fisherman of Snooks Harbor situate in the island of Random Trinity Bay in the Colony of Newfoundland, made this eleventh day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred seven. I appoint Thomas Dalton of White Rock, Smiths Sound (Merchant) and William John Barret of Broad Cove Smiths Sound (Fisherman) Trinity Bay to be the executors or trustees hereof. I give devise & bequeath to my dear wife Jane Tilley so long only as she shall remain my widow the use & enjoyment of household furniture & other household effects, my dwelling house and the land Connected therewith, in all Containing about twenty seven acres and my cattle. I also devise & bequeath to my said wife one third of the income arising from my fishing and any other business in which I may be engaged at the time of my decease as well also of all monies standing to my credit in the Bank at the time of my death so long as she remains my widow & lives and after her decease if any remains it is to be equally divided among my four children or heirs hereafter named - viz: - William James Loder, Lily Joyce Randell,     Thomas Edwin Loder & Martha Isabella Loder. I also give devise & bequeath to my wife my life insurance money so long as she is my widow and after her marriage or death. It is to be divided equally among the aforesaid children or heirs, William James Loder, Lily Joyce Randell, Thomas Edwin Loder & Martha Isabella Loder.
I also give devise & bequeath to my son Thomas Edwin Loder the remaining two thirds of the income arising from my said fishery & any other business in which I may be engaged at the time of my decease.
I give devise & bequeath to my daughter Martha Isabella Loder my bed & bedding after her mothers deceased also her mothers part of the income arising from the said property aforementioned if unmarried.    I also give and bequeath to Martha Isabella Loder the piece of land that I have left unsold situated at the bottom of Snooks Harbor with the exception of two acres on the western part inside of the road, which I give & bequeath to the Congregational House Missionary Society of Newfoundland. I also give & bequeath to my daughter Martha Isabella Loder the bed & bedding which she now uses,
I give devise & bequeath to my daughter Lily Joyce Randell one half of the land formerly belonging to my late son Elkanch Loder & situate between Sooly’s Brook & Weak’s Brook & the other half of such land I give devise & bequeath to my grandson Silas Chesley Loder.     I also bequeath my watch to the said Silas Chesley Loder,
I give devise & bequeath to my sons William James, and Thomas Edwin my wearing apparel after my death. I also give devise & bequeath to my son William James my iron plough blain. In the event of my wife’s death or second marriage - which ever event shall first happen - I give devise & bequeath all the devises and bequests herein contained in favor of my said wife with the Exception of the money devises & bequests to my daughter Martha Isabella so long as she shall remain unmarried she is to have her support from the aforementioned devises and bequests & on the marriage or death of my said daughter then such devises & bequests shall go to my son Thomas Edwin but in case of the death of my son Thomas Edwin leaving no heirs to take the Loder name the property is to go to my son William James sons, to hold the Loder name.
I also give devise & bequeath what land that I have unsold at my death at Birchy point & Sooleys Brook to be equally divided between my two sons William James & Thomas Edwin In witness whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name in the Presence of the two attesting witnesses. Testators Signature - John Loder attesting witness
1. T. J. Duley     2. Joseph Thackery -----------

I, John Loder, of Snooks Harbor, Random, in the electoral district of Trinity, declare this to be a first codicil to my last will, which bears date the 11th day of March A.D. 1907. Whereas my said will contains the following bequests:-
(1) I also give and bequeath to Martha Isabella Loder the piece of land that I have left unsold, situate at the bottom of Snooks Harbor, with the exception of two acres on the western part inside the road which I give and bequeath to the Congregational Home Missionary Society of Newfoundland.”
(2) I give, devise and bequeath to my daughter Lily Joyce Rendell one half of the land formerly belonging to my late son, Elkanch Loder, and situate between Sooley’s Brook and Weak’s Brook, the other half of which land I give, devise and bequeath to my grandson Silas Chesley Loder.”
Now, I hereby revoke the said bequests and bequeath the subject matters thereof in manner hereinafter appearing.
1. I give, devise and bequeath my two lots of land situate at the bottom of the North-west Brook at Snooks Harbor, and containing in all 5 ½ acres as follows:-

  • (A) Two acres along the north side of the western lot of the said land to the Congregational Home Missionary Society of Newfoundland.
  • (B) The remaining portion of the western lot of my two children Lily Joyce Rendell and Martha Isabella Loder, to be divided equally between them. The central portion to Martha Isabella Loder and the southern portion - Lily Joyce Rendell.
  • (c) The eastern lot to be divided equally between my said two children Lily Joyce Rendell and Martha Isabella Loder; the northern half to my said daughter Martha Isabella Loder and the southern half to my daughter Lily Joyce Rendell.

2.      I give device and bequeath the lot of land situate between Sooley’s Brook and Weak’s Brook, and containing twenty-five acres, to my daughter Martha Isabella Loder and my grandson Silas Chesley Loder, to be divided equally between them; the southern half to my daughter Martha Isabella Loder and the northern half to my grandson Silas Chesley Loder.
3.      All the rest, residue and remainder of my real and personal estate I give, devise and bequeath to those of my children who may survive me, to be divided equally between them.
4. In all other respects I confirm my said will.     In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-fourth day of May A.D. 1910. - John Loder - Signed by the said testator as a first codicil to his last will, which bears date the 11th day of March A.D. 1907, in the joint presence of himself and us, who, at his request and in such joint presence, have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses. Michael J. Mullaly    St. John’s    Clerk    R.A. Squires of St. John’s Solicitor.

Correct,
Charles H. Emerson
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland

(Listed in the margin of this will)
Fiat
June 9/17
Kent J.
Adm c.t.a.
June 21/17
granted to
Wm J. Loder
Thos. E. Loder
Sureties
Jane Loder
John Loder
Estate at
$1800.00

 

 

Page Contributed by Judy Benson & Ivy F. Benoit

Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013)

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