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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
David Ray


Will of David Ray
from Newfoundland will books volume 14 pages 1-2 probate year 1927

In re

(Witness to mark T. E. Loder)
I David X Ray of the Town of Grand Falls in the colony of Newfoundland, being of sound and disposing mind and memory do make and publish this as my last will and testament, hereby revoking all former wills and testamentary dispositions heretofore at any time by me made.

I hereby appoint the Reverend Thomas Edgar Loder to be the executor of my will.
(a) I hereby direct my said executor to pay all my just debts, funeral and testamentary expenses as soon as possible after my decease.
(b) I bequeath to my executor the sum of One hundred dollars for the administrative work in connection with my estate.
( c) I bequeath to Holy Trinity Church, Grand Falls, the sum of twenty dollars.
(d) I bequeath to my executor the sum of sixty dollars for the purchase of a tombstone to be erected to my grave.
(e) I bequeath to Freeman Penney of Grand Falls all my shares in the Little River Mining Company Stock and in that of the United Towns Electric Company.
(f) I bequeath to Myrtle Penney of Grand Falls my Organ and my entire share in the Grand Falls Cooperative Society Limited.
(g) I hereby empower my executor to appraise all my household effects in my home at 21 Circular Road at time of my decease, either personally or with the assistance of a competent man to be appointed by him who shall be paid a reasonable sum for his services as my executor shall decide. If sufficient cash is not available on hand in the Bank of Montreal or in my loan in the Grand Falls Co-operative Society to meet the expenses and bequests referred to in paragraph a.b.c. and d; also such as may be contained in this paragraph marked g in connection with the appraisement and sale of any of my property, then sufficient of my household effects shall be sold by order of my executor to meet them, after which all effects remaining shall be distributed as equitably as possible between Freeman Penney, and Sarah Penney of Grand Falls and Mrs Violet Hunt of Bell Island.
h. If, after all expenses and bequests as contained in this will are met, any cash is due to my estate, on hand, in the Bank of Montreal or in my loan to the Grand Falls Co-operative Society, my executor shall distribute same equally between the aforementioned Freeman Penney, Sarah Penney and Violet Hunt.

In witness whereof, I have hereto set my hand this Second day of December, 1926.     Witness T. E. Loder


Signed and declared by the said David Ray as and for his last will and testament at the same time who at his request, in his presence, and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses to the due execution hereof.

Witnesses Thomas Edgar Loder
                 Sarah Penney

William F. Lloyd

Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Fiat April
21st 1927.
Kent J.
Probate granted
to Thomas E.
April 22/27.
Estate sworn
at $1907.51



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