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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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Will of Elizabeth Milley
from Newfoundland will books volume 6 pages 530-531
probate year 1899
Last will and Testament of
Elizabeth Milley of St. John’s
This is the last will and Testament
of me Elizabeth Milley of Hamilton Street St. John’s Widow. I give
and bequeath to my daughter Lucy Milley of St. John’s
aforesaid Spinster as my sole executrix all the estate real and personal
of which I shall die possessed upon the trusts following that is to say
Firstly Upon trust for my said Executrix out of any moneys which may
be in my possession uninvested at the time of my decease to pay all my
just debts and funeral and testamentary expenses, and if such moneys
be not sufficient therefore to take such amount as may be necessary in
that behalf from moneys belonging to me and now standing in the Newfoundland
books in the name of Mary Elizabeth Milley.
Secondly upon trust
as to the said moneys in the Savings Bank to pay to herself my said Executrix
four tenths of the balance therein and to my daughter Emily Ann
Bartlett three tenths of said balance and to Mary Elizabeth
Roberts of Pelley’s
Island the remaining three tenths of said balance.
as to my Dwelling house shop and premises situate on Hamilton Street
and all the Household Furniture therein it is my will and desire that
my said executrix shall hold the same for her own personal use and behoof
so long as she shall remain unmarried and in the event of her death or
marriage it is my will and desire that the said land and premises goods
and chattels shall be sold and disposed of and the net proceeds of such
sale shall be divided among such of my daughters as shall at the time
of such sale be surviving share and share alike.
to such consumable goods as at the time of my decease shall be upon the
said premises I give and bequeath the same to my said executrix for her
sole personal use and behoof.
Fifthly as to the said household
furniture goods and chattels, it is my will and desire that my said Executrix
permit and suffer my said daughters Emily Ann and Mary
Elizabeth to select
some articles of furniture as a memorial of me. In witness whereof I
have hereunto subscribed my hand at St. John’s aforesaid this 31st day of May A.D. 1899. (Sgd) Elizabeth
Milley her X mark Signed published
and declared by the said Elizabeth Milley as and for her last will and
Testament in the presence of us who in the presence of the said Testatrix
and of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses hereto, the
same having been first read over and explained to the said Testatrix
in our presence. (Sgd) John T. Newman. (Sgd) Chas. P. Ayre
I certify the foregoing to be
a correct copy of the last will and Testament of Elizabeth Milley deceased
D. M. Browning
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Jos. I. Little
June 12: 1899
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