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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Mary Moss


Will of Mary Moss
from Newfoundland will books volume 10 page 279 probate year 1914

In re
      MARY MOSS       deceased.

      This is the last will and testament of me, Mary Moss, of St. John’s Newfoundland, widow of James Robert Moss, 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 rods.
      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)
Novr 17/14
Johnson J.
Novr 18/14
granted to
Donald Morison
Estate sworn
at $5572.00



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