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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Isabella Monroe


Will of Isabella Monroe
from Newfoundland will books volume 13 pages 595-596 probate year 1927

In re

This is the last Will and Testament of me, Isabella Monroe, of St. John’s, Newfoundland, widow of the late Daniel Monroe:-

  1. I revoke all former wills and testamentary dispositions.

  2. I direct that my just debts and my funeral and testamentary expenses and all death and succession duties be paid out of the residue of my estate.

  3. I appoint The Eastern Trust Company sole executor and trustee of this my Will.

  4. I leave the sum of Two Hundred and Fifty Dollars ($250.00) to my Executor and Trustee to be invested and the annual income arising therefrom applied from time to time as necessity arises in trimming the grass and cleaning and repairing the monuments and painting and repairing the rails in the burial plots of my husband and of my Sister Mrs. J. R. Chisholm in the General Protestant Cemetery in St. John’s, and generally in maintaining the said burial plots in decent order and condition.

  5. It is my desire that whether I shall be myself buried in the General Protestant Cemetery in St. John’s or not that my Executor and Trustee be charged with seeing that my name be suitably inscribed upon the tomb-stone erected over the grave of my late husband, Daniel Monroe.

  6. I leave the sum of Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00) to my sister-in-law Mrs. Bertha Stott.

  7. All the rest residue and remainder of my estate shall be divided into two shares or portions equal in value. One of such equal shares or portions I leave to my sister Agnes Stott of Fyvie, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, for her sole and absolute use. The other of such equal shares or portions I leave to be divided equally among Marion Bartlett, Olive Stott, Agnes Smith and Kate McIntyre (children of my late brother James Stott) and Agnes Isobel Stott, Jean Mary Stott and Helen Perry Stott (children of my brother David Stott). With respect to the shares of Marion Bartlett, Olive Stott, Agnes Smith and Kate McIntyre children of a deceased legatee are to take their deceased parent’s share, and should any of the said legatees die childless her share shall enure to her surviving sisters. With respect to the shares of Agnes Isobel Stott, Jean Mary Stott and Helen Perry Stott, these shares shall be held and invested in Newfoundland government debentures and the income thereof paid half-yearly to my brother David Stott or his wife Bertha Stott at present residing at 113 Freshwater Road, St. John’s, to be by them applied to the use and benefit of the legatees until the youngest of them shall attain the age of twenty-one years when the said shares of the said Agnes Isobel Stott, Jean Mary Stott and Helen Perry Stott shall be handed over to them, or the survivors or survivor of them. Should none of the said children of the said David Stott survive to reach the age of twenty-one years then the shares of such children as aforesaid shall be paid to the said David Stott and his wife Bertha Stott or the survivor of them.

Dated at St. John’s, Newfoundland, this eighteenth day of January, Anno Domini One Thousand Nine Hundred and Twenty-Seven.


Signed Published and Declared by the said Testator as and for her last Will and Testament in our presence who in her presence and at her request and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses.

Harold S. Knight.

Mollie E. Leahey.

William F. Lloyd
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland.

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Fiat April
21st 1927.
Warren J.
Probate granted
to The Eastern
Trust Co.
April 21/27.
Estate sworn
at $154,054.14



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