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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Elizabeth Milley


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
Widow deceased

      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 Savings Bank’s 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.
Thirdly 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.
Fourthly As 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
C. J.
granted to
Lucy Milley
the Executrix
June 12: 1899
sworn under



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