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Will of George Roberts
from Newfoundland will books volume 11 pages 535 & 536 probate year 1920
In re George Roberts deceased
I George Roberts of Twillingate in the Electoral District of Twillingate in the Island of Newfoundland, Stipendiary Magistrate, hereby revoke all former wills and testamentary dispositions made by me and declare this to be my last will and testament.
- I appoint my son Stewart Roberts and my daughter Minnie Roberts executors and trustees of this my will and Guardians of my infant children.
- I give and bequeath my dwelling house and land situate at Twillingate aforesaid, together with my household furniture and effects unto my trustees upon trust to permit such of my daughters Minnie, Monica, Ada, Eleanor and Grace as may remain unmarried to use, occupy and enjoy the same as a home during spinsterhood free of rent or charge.
- Upon the death or marriage whichever event takes place first of the last of my said daughters remaining unmarried I give and bequeath my said dwelling house and land and household furniture and effects unto my two sons Stewart and Hubert absolutely share and share alike children of deceased son taking their parents share.
- The rest residue and remainder of my estate and effects whatsoever and wheresoever situate I give and bequeath unto my trustees upon trust to sell, call-in and convert the same into money [with power in their discretion to postpone such sale, calling-in and conversion] and after payment thereout of my just debts, funeral and testamentary expenses to invest the proceeds of such sale, calling-in and conversion in any of the investments authorized by law and to stand possessed of such investments and the income thereof and all parts of my property for the time being remaining unsold upon trust both as to capital and income for the proper maintenance, support and education of such of my said daughters Minnie, Monica, Ada, Eleanor and Grace as may remain unmarried and upon the death or marriage whichever event takes place first of the last of my said daughters remaining unmarried as aforesaid to pay and divide the residue of such capital and income to and between my two sons Stewart and Hubert absolutely share and share alike children of deceased son taking their parents share.
- If the income arising from the investment of my residuary estate under paragraph 4 hereof be insufficient for the purposes of the proper maintenance support and education of my said unmarried daughters as aforesaid it shall be lawful for my trustees at any time or times to realize and sell so much of the capital of my said residuary estate as will be sufficient to meet such deficiency and to apply the proceeds of such realization and sale to the purposes of said maintenance, support and education of my said unmarried daughters as aforesaid.
As witness my hand at St. John's this fifteenth day of April Anno Domini one thousand nine hundred and twenty George Roberts
Signed published and declared by the said testator as and for his last will and testament in our presence who in his presence at his request and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses. J. O'Neill Conroy. Cyril James Fox.
Correct William F. Lloyd
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland.
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Fiat Nov. 14/20
to Stewart Roberts
Roberts Nov. 15/20
|Note: The wills in those will books are NOT actual wills. They are hand-written copies of a, "last will and testament," written by the court clerk, after the death of the testator, when the executor presented them to the court for probate. The court clerk didn't list the signatures at the bottom, he (or she) just put them in the book in whatever order they were in, on the original document, no spacing most of the time, no punctuation. The originals were kept by the executor. |
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