Will of Mary Moss
from Newfoundland will books volume 10 page 279 probate year
MARY MOSS deceased.
This is the last will and testament
of me, Mary Moss, of St. John’s Newfoundland, widow of James
late of St. John’s, Master Mariner, deceased.
First: I appoint Donald Morison of St. John’s,
Solicitor, executor of this my will
Second: I bequeath to William John Pike the
gold watch and chain belonging to my late husband, James Robert Moss.
Third: I bequeath to William John Pike and his wife, Ethel
Cornick Pike, all
the furniture in my front bedroom, also the cherry wood plush furniture in
my parlor, also all my dishes and glass ware, napiary and cutlery, also the
marble top sideboard in dining room with silver ware and everything thereon,
also the hair covered couch in dining room and the stair carpets and stair
Fourth: I will and direct that
my said executor shall, out of any moneys belonging to me which shall come
into his possession, pay off any debt which may be owing by the said William
John Pike upon the house and ground situate No. 189 LeMarchant Road, held under
agreement of purchase between the said William John Pike and my late husband.
Fifth: I bequeath to the Gower street Methodist Church for the use of the Parsonage
intended to be established at 197 Gower Street, the two ornaments of San Juan
and Don Pedro, also black marble clock and ornament of Industry thereon in
dining room, also Overmantel in Drawing room, also painting of photograph of
my late husband and painting of John Wesley, also picture of “Christ
before Pilot”, also the mangle in kitchen and kitchen furniture,
including pots and pans. It is my wish and desire that
all the furniture and articles included in this bequest shall remain in the
Parsonage as part of its furniture and that they shall not be removed or sold.
Sixth: All the rest, residue and remainder of my estate and effects I give
and bequeath to the said William John Pike and Ethel
Cornick Pike, subject
to the condition that my said executor shall deliver to any persons who may
be named in any writing signed by me which I may hereafter make, all sums of
money or items of furniture or personal effects which may be mentioned or directed
in any wish writing or writings Witness my hand at St. John’s aforesaid
this second day of April A.D. 1910. Mary Moss. Signed by the said testatrix as and for her last will and testament in our
presence who in the presence of the testatrix and of each other, all present
at the same time, have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses, D.
Morison R.S. LeDrew.
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)