Will of James Parker
from Newfoundland will books volume 13 pages 77-80
probate year 1925
JAMES J. PARKER. DECEASED.
This is the last will of me James F. Parker of St. John’s Newfoundland
Manufacturer and I revoke all former wills by me made I appoint my daughter
Maragret Parker (hereinafter called “my trustee”) sole executrix
and trustee of this my will.
- I give to Mount Cashel Orphanage one thousand dollars ($1000.00).
- I give to belvidere Orphanage one thousand dollars ($1000.00).
- I give to the Church of England Orphanage five hundred dollars
- I give to the Methodist Orphanage five hundred dollars ($500.00).
- I give to St Vincent De Paul Society (mens) five hundred dollars
- I give to St Vincent De Paul (Ladies) five hundred dollars
- I give to the Dorcas Society five hundred dollars ($500.00).
- I give to the Catholic Cadet Corps three hundred dollars
- I give to Terra Nova Council Knights of Columbus
for its Education Fund two hundred and fifty dollars.
- To my son
John Parker I give (a) my farmland on Torbay Road
in St. John’s
aforesaid (b) all my right title and interest in the three houses
and the land thereunder and adjoining which I and Lawrence
situate on Garrison Hill in St. John’s aforesaid
( c) all my shares in Parker and Monroe Limited (d)
all my interest in amount placed to Reserve Account in the books
of said Company and (e) Forty thousand dollars ($40,000.00)
which shall be paid to my said son in such instalments
and at such times as my trustee in her absolute discretion
may deem best but not to extend over a period longer
than ten years from my death.
- The residue of
my estate I give to my trustee upon trust as follows
(a) my residence and land thereunder and used therewith
situate on Garrison Hill aforesaid and all furniture
and domestic effects contained therein for the sole
use and benefit of my wife Mary Jane Parker for her
life and after the death of my wife to be my daughter Margaret’s
absolutely. (b) during the lifetime of my said wife to pay my said wife
annually or semi annually or at shorter periods if required three fifths
(3/5ths) of the net income to arise from the balance of the said residue,
or otherwise from my estate not distributed, and the other two-fifths
(2/5ths) of said income to go to my daughter Margaret and ( c) after
the death of my wife the balance of the said residue together with the
residence and land & furniture and domestic effects as aforesaid
to be my said daughter Margaret’s absolutely.
- If at my death I have money on loan (other than
that included in the said reserve account) with parker
and Monroe Limited it is my wish that said loan be
resorted to to liquidate in part or in whole the forty
thousand dollars hereinbefore bequeathed to my son
and that until the forty thousand dollars be paid to
my son that the income arising from the said loan up
to the amount due my son of the forty thousand dollars
shall go to my son and not go into the residue of my estate
but income from said loan on the amount (if such be the case)
above that due from time to time to my said son of the forty
thousand dollars shall go into the residue of my estate.
It is to be understood that it shall be in the discretion
of my trustee as to what times and in what amounts she may
look to the said Company for payment of the said loan And
should the said forty thousand dollars to pay my son be taken
from any other part of my estate other than the money on
loan as aforesaid my said son shall receive as income thereon
or on so much as remains unpaid from time to time interest
at six per cent (6%) per annum payable half yearly and to
be computed from the end of the first year after my death.
If the said loan or any part thereof be ear marked to pay
the said forty thousand dollars or any part thereof the income
from the sum so ear marked shall accrue for the benefit of
my son from the date of my death and said income shall be
apportioned accordingly. In no case shall the said interest
of six per cent and income arising from said loan be calculated
or payable on the same sum together.
- It is to be understood that all taxes, insurance premiums
and repairs (exclusive of internal decorations
such as papering painting etc) in connection with my said residence
and the walls and fences inclosing the said land or grounds and
shall be a charge on and payable out of my estate so given
in trust and be looked after and attended to by my trustee.
- Should my trustee after my death predecease my wife
without having taken out Probate of this my will
and leave a will appointing an executor or executors thereof it is
my desire that such executor or executors shall carry
out the conditions and trusts of this my will instead of my
said daughter and I appoint such executor or executors
if only one executor and trustee, if more than one,
executors and trustees of this my will but should my said daughter
die as aforesaid and not appoint an executor then
I desire my wife to appoint in writing under her hand such person
or persons as she approves to carry out the conditions
and trusts of this my will and I hereby appoint such
person or persons executor and trustee or executors and trustees
as the case may be of this my will instead of my
daughter then deceased.
whereof I have set my hand to this my will this 18th day of February
1921 at St. John’s Newfoundland.
by the testator James F. Parker as and for his
last will in our presence who in his presence and and in the
presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as
Jas. J. McGrath. T. Scanlon McGrath.
This is a codicil to my foregoing will
which will is dated the 18th day of February 1921 Whereas I wish to give
to my wife Mary Jane Parker a pecuniary legacy of five thousand dollars
to be paid to her promptly after my death Now therefore I hereby give
to her five thousand dollars ($5000.00). and ask my trustee to pay same
forthwith after my death. In all other respects I confirm my said will.
witness whereof I have set my hand to this codicil to my will
this 22nd day of February 1921.
JAMES F PARKER
by the testator James F. Parker as a codicil to his last in our
presence who in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereunder
subscribed our names as witnesses.
McGrath. T. Scanlon McGrath.
William F. Lloyd
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland.
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
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