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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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William Thomas O'Rourke Senior
Will of William Thomas O'Rourke Senior
from Newfoundland will books volume 13 pages 517-518 probate year 1927
WILLIAM THOMAS O’ROURKE. DECEASED.
This is the last Will and Testament of me, William Thomas O’Rourke of
St. John’s in the Island of Newfoundland, Salesman, made at
St. John’s aforesaid the 14th day of September A.D. 1926. I hereby
revoke all former wills and testamentary dispositions by me at any time
I appoint my brother, Thomas O’Rourke, to be the Executor and
Trustee of this my will and Guardian of my infant children Joseph
Michael and William Thomas hereinafter mentioned.
I direct my Executor and Trustee to pay my just debts funeral
and other expenses as soon after my decease as convenient.
I give devise and bequeath all my property of every description
and wheresoever situate to my said Executor and Trustee in
trust for the maintenance and education of my two children Joseph
Michael and William Thomas until each attains the age of twenty-five.
As soon as each attains the age of twenty-five he shall
be entitled to a half-share of the said property.
If any one of my said children shall die without issue before
attaining the age of twenty-five his share shall go to the
If any one of my said children shall die with issue before
attaining the age of twenty-five his share shall be immediately
be entitled to his share of the said property.
If both my said children shall die before the age of twenty-five
and without issue I give devise and bequeath my property
to be divided equally between the Great War Veteran’s Relief Fund, Mount Cashel Orphanage,
St. Michael’s Orphanage, Belvedere, share and share
I direct that any monies liable to be invested by my Executor
and Trustee may be invested in such Government Bonds or mortgages
on landed estate leasehold or freehold as he may deem fit.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF I have hereunto subscribed my name to this my Will
the day and year first above written.
published and declared as and for the last Will and Testament
of William Thomas O’Rourke in our presence both being present at the same
time and in the presence of each other who at his request have hereunto
subscribed our names as witnesses.
William F. Lloyd
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland.
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Fiat Jan 18/27
Horwood C. J.
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