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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
James J. McGrath


Will of James J. McGrath from Newfoundland will books volume 14 page 459-460 probate year 1929


(From FHL Film #2070901 Newfoundland Supreme Court Wills 1929-1932)

THis is the last will of me James J. McGrath of St John's Newfoundland Barrister at law and I revoke all former wills by me made . I appoint my nephews Thomas Scanlan McGrath Francis T. McGRath and Robert S. Furlong (Hereinafter called my trustees) executers and trustees of this my will. I give to Thomas Scanlan McGrath and Robert S. Furlong my property on Duckworth Street bought from Dr Tait known as "the office" and appurtenances to hold for ever in equal shares as tenants in common, all chattels in said office belonging to me and for my interest in such chattels to go absolutely to said Thomas Scanlan McGrath and all my law books wherever found at my death also to go to Thomas Scanlan McGrath absolutely. Other printed books belonging to me I give to Robert S. Furlong absolutely but if he sees well he may give some of the to others of my relations If my mother be living at my death my trustees are to hold the residue of my estate for her use and benefit during her life and the income arising therefrom to be applied as she so desires if the majority of my trustees approve, all debts due to me by my sister, brother, nephews and nieces at my death are hereby released and all moneys due under
mortgages in her name (my sisters) as mortgages are to be hers absolutely and not in any case as trustee for me. At my mother's death the residue shall be divided as follows "Riverside" between the eastern avenue and O'Briens river and between main road and fence on the north said fence
going practically on a line from stable to main river where the dam river
joins main river; this area goes to Thomas Scanlan McGrath. He also shall have a right of way (in common with other occupants of Riverside) of eastern avenue and eastern part of yard which is extension of eastern avenue;
The remainder of "Riverside" to my trustees on trust for my brother during his life and after his death to such one or more of his children
as he may by writing or will appoint failing such will or writing to his
surviving children at his death as tenants in common share and share alike. My leasehold property o n Gower Street now occupied by Mrs Tayler to go to my nieces C aroline Marion and Joyce Furlong as joint tenants share and share alike if the three be living at my mothers death but if not to them then survivors or survivor . Five hundred dollars to go to the memory of the late Father Curran for church, school or charitable purposes as my trustees elect and five hundred dollars for masses for my soul The final residue of my estate to be shared equally between all my nephews and nieces living at my death and being blood relations.
St. John's Dec 19.1926


/s/ William J Lloyd
Registrar at the Supreme Court of Newfoundland

Handwritten note in right margin of page 459:
WJ Higgins Judge
March 27/29
Probate granted
to Thomas Scalan
Mcgrath, Francis
T. McGrath &
Robert S. Furlong
on the 28th day
of March A.D. 1929
Value of Estate




Page Contributed & Transcribed by Ernie Kraut

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

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