Will of Isabella Monroe
from Newfoundland will books volume 13 pages 595-596
probate year 1927
ISABELLA MONROE. DECEASED.
This is the last Will and Testament of me, Isabella Monroe, of St. John’s,
Newfoundland, widow of the late Daniel Monroe:-
I revoke all former wills and testamentary dispositions.
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.
I appoint The Eastern Trust Company sole executor and trustee
of this my Will.
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.
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.
I leave the sum of Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00) to my
sister-in-law Mrs. Bertha Stott.
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.
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.
William F. Lloyd
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland.
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
to The Eastern